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It wasn’t too long ago when the hottest topic for conversation among Canadians revolved around the weather. However, the focus over the past couple of years has shifted towards an ever bubbling real estate market.

Real estate prices across the country have been increasing so significantly, that double digit percentage moves have become the norm. In fact, prices have appreciated by magnitudes that Canada was the only country that had two of its cities listed as unaffordable in the top five real estate markets globally, according to a report by Urban Reform Institute.

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Are you tired of the social media game but still want to maintain your online presence?

I definitely am! So I created a Twitter bot called BlueJay which will post Tweets on your behalf and retweet posts that may be of interest to your followers.

To make this tutorial easier for you, I recommend downloading all files from the Github repository. All files should be in the same folder or directory.

Library Requirements

In order for the bot to work, you will need to install tweepy which is a Python library that allows BlueJay to interact with your Twitter account. …

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In this post, I present a step-by-step explanation how to build a model (actually three) to classify text into language categories. This tool can be used on data that is parsed from online sources in order to categorise text into languages and filter the desired language before running analyses such as sentiment analysis.


For the sake of simplicity, the problem we aim to solve here is the classification of text into three possible languages: English, Dutch (Nederlands), and Afrikaans. We will:

  • read in raw data and clean it;
  • create a set of features that will be used to distinguish between…

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Few would argue against the fact that the Coronavirus has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. For politicians however, COVID-19 has been used either as a rug under which they have swept their failures, or as “biological warfare” (pun intended) used against their political opponents. This couldn’t be any more true for the upcoming U.S. elections.

During the first three years of Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. economy was growing at (as he would say) fantastic rates; experiencing all time stock market highs with record low unemployment levels. The left tried, with every fibre of their being, to impeach the…

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“When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” ― Warren Buffett

With governments printing unprecedented amounts of money in the aftermath of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many investors have migrated their capital to inflationary hedges including gold and cryptocurrencies.

Many have already started making claims that the current crypto market bull run will far surpass that of 2017 as several altcoins have experienced explosive growth over the past year. Chainlink or LINK for example rose from $2.30 in August 2019 to $20 as of the time of this post, recording an annual return of over 765%!

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