Python, MXNet and pix2pix image translation.

I’ve been doing some self-study around machine learning and deep learning, and once upon a time stumbled on a unsupervised image to image translation network called pix2pix . Very interesting network architecture. I’ve looked at it from the perspective of image colorization. It seems like a great option and it trains quite quickly. Although I haven’t had […]

Installing or upgrading to MXNet version 0.12.1 on Windows 10

This post is a continuation and somewhat a revision of  “Installing MXNet on Windows 10” MXNet is evolving and recently there was a release of version 0.12 I want to share the upgrade process that worked for me on my Windows 10 machine. You can use this tutorial as installation tutorial of MXNet 0.12 First, […]

One of the greatest comedies of all

Tucker and Dale vs Evil I can see that a movie is promising just by spotting in the plot a group of students going out for an outdoors vacation. It is just the best type of plot. There are infinite amount of possibilities what could happen to a group of young, mostly intoxicated and extremely self confident […]

Lunch shaming

After encountering several articles on lunch shaming of some kids, whose parent can not afford a meal – I’ve saddened. Who in a sane mind would come up with an idea to put  a label ‘poor’ on a kid, or ask a kid to clean tables in front of the peers. Kid can not afford […]

Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen

Recently watched another masterpiece from Takeshi Kitano. Plot in a twitter format: Old yakuza gathers his very old yakuza friends to do some brutal yakuza stuff and compete for turf of a small Japanese town. The movie is full of humor and subtle and gentle moments that reflect on the matters of our short lives […]

MXNet im2rec.py

MXNet provides a Python utility to create RecordIO packages of data that are supported by framework’s data iterators. https://github.com/dmlc/mxnet/blob/master/tools/im2rec.py Little detail, the im2rec.py doesn’t support .png files, unless you manually adjust the script and add it as allowed extensions. In order to create a rec file, you first need to make a list of files […]

Installing Apache MXNet Python library Windows 10

Hello, hello. I wanted to share a quick how-to install MXNet on Windows 10 64-bit. The solution here is a bit opinionated as I am using Anaconda to manage Python environments. I will start from the beginning – Anaconda installation. We will need Anaconda 4.3. You should use 64-bit Anaconda/Python 2.7 combination, as the environment we will […]

Python NLTK module and its download() function

I am trying to build a small machine learning service that would use Python NLTK library. As it is a pet project, and a very small one – I’ve decided to use Heroku for the hosting. And as I am using NLTK library I needed to download models and corpora by calling nltk.download() method to parse […]