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Winning Jeopardy, but faster. Feedback welcome

Hello Dataquest community!

I’m sharing with you my solution to the Winning Jeopardy project. I’d like some feedback on it! Anything goes: code, visualization, narration, mistakes…

I took the extra step of making the code faster by:

  1. Computing the high/low value occurrences of words all at once, instead of looping over the database once for each word, as the guide suggests.
  2. Using a dictionary to store p-values and avoid recomputing them (i.e. memoization). I’m not sure this second step is very useful, but it was fun implementing it!

With that, one can actually compute all needed p-values in 3 seconds. Some of the words do have very low p-values.

https://app.dataquest.io/m/210/guided-project%3A-winning-jeopardy/8/next-steps
Winning Jeopardy.ipynb (144.8 KB)

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