When to avoid the subway: using python to make your commute slightly less terrible

3:10pm - 3:35pm on Saturday, October 7 in PennTop North

Josh Laurito

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You don’t have to know python to tell that the trains are getting worse. Fortunately, a wealth of data is available for us to predict how bad trains are likely to be at any particular time. While we can’t fix the trains, we can identify factors that make delays more likely and work around them.


While there are already great tools for real time analysis of traffic, figuring out the value of waking up 15 minutes early isn’t always obvious. But we can figure out times and days that are most likely to have breakdowns as delays on our own, and use this to improve our commute.

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