WHY CARE ABOUT PXRF DATA? Thanks to relatively short scanning times and low operating cost, portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF) scanning of geologic core samples has become a burgeoning big data in oil and gas industry, with the technique capable of generating high resolution datasets containing comprehensive major and trace element abundances present in the rock.
We will be using Scikit-learn, an open source machine learning library that supports supervised and unsupervised learning towards a variety of applications. Here we will be utilizing principal component analysis and k-means clustering algorithms to manipulate and segment the big data before visualization.
The process outlined in this blog post develops labeled datasets that can be tied to the core, ahead of the implementation of a neural network. Read the full post here.