Fintech’s the hottest, hype-est term out there. And Bitcoin and Blockchain are rolling off the lips and tips of every financier’s tongue.
But how does Bitcoin work? Perhaps the infographic would shed some light on it.
I did up this SIBOR forecaster a couple of months as part of my John Hopkins Data Science Specialisation. The seed of the idea came from my own (very shallow) experience with comparing housing bank loans in Singapore.
I was trying to answer: “Can I still afford bank loans 10 years down the line?”
I felt like Singapore Joe…
So I thought of forecasting SIBOR based on historical data.
But it’s all I got.
So I scraped years of SIBOR data from MAS Domestic Interest Rates and made a Shiny App in R.
Try it at https://skybe077.shinyapps.io/proj/
It’s a 1-month SIBOR Forecaster where you can choose:
In addition to the graph, it also returns a table of possible SIBOR forecast tables.
Obviously, it needs to consider more features like FED rates and maybe the news. But it’s a start at predicting the future.
Now’s that a place where I’d like to live in.
Finding it is hard.
Just over the weekend, I was busy trying to parse JSON data. Which, despite its connotations, was incredibly unstructured for this website.
It was simply a block of text with HTML tags. So I poked around stackoverflow asking about HTML parsing. What I should have really been asking was how to extract text between tags.
The meaning is the same for both questions. But reframing the question into specific actions returned the answer (and code) in a much shorter time.
When you’re not getting anywhere with your current question, re-ask it by focusing on specific actions.