Likelyhood of being hit on the head by a falling rocket on new years eve
This new years eve a friend of mine was hit on the head by the debris of a rocket and had to spend the evening in the hospital. Being hit on the head seemed very unlikely to me, but how unlikely exactly? As a fan of the TheyDidTheMath subreddit I calculated how unlikely her new years eve was. It was also a great excuse to read up on probablity theory which I haven’t used since I graduated school 10 years ago.
Using pandas performance is usually not an issue when you use the well optimized internal functions. However, sometimes you have to a perform a lot of calculations column wise on a large dataframe. I recently ran into this issue while calculating time series features. I increased the speed of the calculation 5x by chunking the dataframe and using parallel processing with Pythons
Awesome SentinelA curated list of awesome tools, tutorials and APIs related to the Copernicus Sentinel Satellites.
Beautiful Map Backgrounds - Slope Hillshades
In the field of remote sensing you often have to present classification results as maps and need a nice, unobtrusive background that gives the viewer an idea where everything is located without being as distracting as a RGB satellite image. A nice choice for this is a grey hillshading or slope relief background that adds some texture information to your map by using a Digital Elevation Model.