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NITTY GRITTY
An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Election
Unsurprisingly, how people voted mostly lines up with population density. But there are some unexpected voting enclaves to explore: Trump precincts in the middle of urban centers, blue Clinton pockets in overwhelmingly red states. - The New York Times

TAKEAWAYS
ACL 2018 Highlights: Understanding Representations and Evaluation in More Challenging Settings
This post digs into two themes of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2018 conference: gaining a better understanding what NLP models capture and to expose them to more challenging settings. - Sebastian Ruder

EDGE OF YOUR SEAT
Analyzing IMDb Data The Intended Way, with R and ggplot2
IMDb has made their official dataset more accessible to analyze just for fun. Check out the data with this step-by-step tutorial, chock-full of code examples. - Max Woolf

FAR OUT
Differentiable Image Parameterizations
This powerful, under-explored tool for neural network visualizations and art produces vibrant images that look like they came straight out of Annihilation. - Distill

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Summertime Gladness: Mode Gets Better
This quarter, we’ve been steadily pushing out subtle improvements to refine and perfect the way Mode works. Here’s a quick rundown of some of our favorites. -Mode


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