After a long holiday break, Montréal-Python returns with a special themed meeting on data. Data is the core of our job and makes up for one of the most dynamic areas in the Python world.

So we've put together a meeting to give you a good overview of Montréal's pythonista "Data Science" scene.

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Evening Program:

Marcin Swiatek: Introduction to the statsmodel library


I have been using scipy.stats as my main library for all things statistics. And it was good and understandable. Recently, however, I needed to dive into some more advanced data exploration. Something people normally would use R for. Enter statsmodels. I think I got just enough hang of it to talk about it for few minutes and give the neophyte's account of its strengths and uses. We will work with an example data set to try and find something interesting in it...

Louis-Philippe Huberdeau: Les défis de l'intégration python 2.x et python 3.x avec pyZMQ


Présentation de l'architecture pyZMQ ainsi que des défis lors de l'interopérabilité avec des composantes vieillissantes.

Marc Tardif: R, shiver me Python


A Python project is more than just code; it's a lot of stuff like tests to make sure it works, documentation to describe how it works and graphs to measure how well it works. This presentation will demonstrate using R to visualize metrics produced by a project.

David Taylor: A day in the life of a Data Science Pythonista


David Taylor of and explains some of his personal data science projects, as well as the professional data science projects he does in order to afford to do personal data science projects.


Monday, the February 9th 2015


UQÀM, Pavillion PK

201, avenue du Président-Kennedy

Room PK-1140


It's free, just join us!


  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 7:30pm — Break
  • 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
  • 9:00pm — One free beer offered at Bénélux just across the street

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continuous support:

  • UQÀM
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