I recently helped my girlfriend (bioinformatics PhD! /brag) implement an SVM in Python for feature selection of 20k genes, to determine which could be used to classify a tumorous cell. I was amazed that with less than 20 lines of Python, she had a fast, functional SVM that could classify with ~80% accuracy. That's damn impressive.
In general the scientific community is not filled with the highest quality programmers, so it's great that we are seeing development in easily accessible ML toolkits, because they enable sub-par scientific programmers to employ modern ML algorithms without needing to know the details of how to implement them.
Tl;dr Cool project, glad to see machine learning libraries taking off, will lead to curing cancer :)
Some will think different. Peer groups tend to think they are the greatest (academia, doing a phd... I know of some with very good self-esteem)
Where Mailgun's library looks really useful to me is in parsing HTML mail (ironic that a supposed semantic markup language makes this problem harder to solve, but that's the net for you...)
I'm only half-joking.
 Because, if "proper" quoting is used and the client can't properly strip signatures -- at least those included signatures will be "\^>\+ -- $", not "\^-- \$". Now assuming a proper email client/user, those sigs should've been stripped anyway... But such an assumption is likely to lead to tears and unhappiness anyway...
It even works for "proper" top-posters (as if there was such a thing) -- because the last reply will come first, followed by a dash-dash-space delimited signature, followed by all the stuff you'd typically strip out in a reply.
the "-- " is indeed the standard and most common ever since Usenet in 94, but of course we've built a ton of variation within our algorithms to handle every thing else you might see.
Feel free to check out our infographic on what you'll find in the average professional's email signature: http://www.evercontact.com/blog/infographic-the-anatomy-of-a...
We did a lot of research, looked at all the variations of
email that passes through Mailgun