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Data Scientist and Director of LETU Mongolia. Keen observer of Mongolia.

More customizable than Streamlit, simpler than Dash

You’ve probably heard of Streamlit and Dash, two Python-centric ways of making web apps. While Dash is focused more on the enterprise and allows extensive customization, Streamlit is much simpler and is trying to make building web apps incredibly easy.

To me, Anvil sits in between these two options. Anvil…


They join Colab and Deepnote with a custom Jupyter notebook UI

The new IDE in dark mode

Note: This release seems to be very much a work in progress. Check out the comparison to Colab and Deepnote at the bottom for details.

On February 11, 2020, Paperspace rolled out their reimagined cloud-based notebook product with a new IDE and file browser. Paperspace has offered one-click Jupyter notebooks…


Power up the almost useless code suggestions in JupyterLab

JupyterLab’s native code completion is well….not great.

As a data scientist, you almost surely use a form of Jupyter Notebooks. Hopefully, you have moved over to the goodness of JupyterLab with its integrated sidebar, tabs, and more. When it first launched in 2018, JupyterLab was great but felt it was missing some things.

Now you can add…


A web app I made with Anvil to monitor air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Build a data science app in minutes, and deploy it to the web in one click.

Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with Anvil, I just love their product.

As more data scientists enter organizations around the world, most will find a very different work environment than what they may have dreamed about at Netflix, Facebook, or Google. At these companies, data scientists are supported by data engineers…


4 different sources, 2 different methods

Air pollution is a big issue during the winter months in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The effects of air pollution are quite severe, with those living in the most polluted areas suffering from lowered lung function, increased rates of respiratory infection, and shortened lifespans. In an attempt to solve this issue, the…

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