Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here. The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week.
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 25, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
These videos display data sets with a time dimension: each frame in the video shows the data set at a given time, thus showing how the data evolved over time. To learn about how these videos were produced, click here and also here and…Continue
This guest blog is contributed by Evans Walsh
For the remaining part of 2017, companies will have to come to terms with the new reality in town; it is not all about what you know. Instead, it is what you do with it. Various gurus have already said that 2017 is the year when Google Analytics and big data will go main stream. It is the year when analytics will not only reflect performances but also drive major businesses.
For companies that might be falling…Continue
Added by Shay Pal on March 24, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This article was written by Matthew Rubashkin. With a background in optical physics and biomedical research, Matthew has a broad range of experiences in software development, database engineering, and data analytics.
At SVDS, our R&D team has been investigating different deep learning technologies, from recognizing images of trains to speech recognition. We needed to build a pipeline for ingesting…Continue
Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on March 24, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
There was a recent publication of a story lamenting the shortage of Indian talent in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related fields. While the article largely focused on the challenges tech startups face while recruiting AI talent, it’s clear from the conversations we have been having with established enterprises that the supply-demand imbalance for AI talent is as acute across company sizes and industries.
What’s the big problem?
As the article…Continue
Added by Rishabh Kaul on March 24, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments
Last Sunday at Trivadis Tech Event, I talked about R for Hackers. It was the first session slot on Sunday morning, it was a crazy, nerdy topic, and yet there were, like, 30 people attending! An emphatic thank you to everyone who came!
R a crazy, nerdy topic, - why that, you'll be asking? What's so nerdy about using R?
Well, it was about R. But it was neither an introduction ("how to get things done quickly with R"), nor was it even about data science. True, you…
Added by Sigrid Keydana on March 24, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted since Monday:
Added by Vincent Granville on March 23, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments
Recently, an HR expert told me that to progress in my career I’d need to spend at least 50% of my time managing laterally. Laterally as in not “up” to my boss or “down” to the team I lead.
My immediate instinct was to discard this flat out: after all, how would someone even measure this? Designing an experiment so large as to statistically prove the 50% is extremely tough. There are hundreds of factors contributing to every…Continue
Added by Catalin Ciobanu on March 23, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
An exploratory study must always be designed and executed in order to answer a number of a-priory questions. Our experience in dozens of scientific…Continue
Added by Ray G. Butler on March 23, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments
Machine learning is a very hot topic for many key reasons, and because it provides the ability to automatically obtain deep insights, recognize unknown patterns, and create high performing predictive models from data, all without requiring explicit programming…Continue
Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on March 22, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
From the previous post on “Poor Data Management Practices“, the discussion ended with a high level approach to one possible solution for data silos. Traditional approaches for solving the data silo problem can cost millions of dollars (even for a moderately sized company), and typically…Continue
Added by Randall V Shane on March 22, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
From my experience, English speakers can find the most jobs in the U.S. (West Coast, obviously), United Kingdom (London), Ireland, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Switzerland, and Belgium. New Zealand and Australia are pretty popular among developers who love the laid-back lifestyle.
But the scenarios change when we talk about non-English speaking nations. Japan is growing exponentially; Russia and China have a huge culture of programming, and IT companies are growing rapidly in these…Continue
Added by ARPIT MISHRA on March 22, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments
This is part of a new series of articles: once or twice a month, we post previous articles that were very popular when first published. These articles are at least 6 month old but no more than 12 month old. The previous digest in this series was posted here a while back.
20 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 21, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments
This is a project I've been working on for some time to help improve the missed opportunity rate (no-show rate) at all medical centers. It demonstrates how to extract datasets from an SQL server and load them directly into an R environment. It also demonstrates the entire machine learning process, from engineering new features, tuning and training the model, and finally measuring the model's performance. I would like to share my results and methodology as a guide to help…Continue
Added by James Marquez, MBA, PMP on March 21, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
This selection is not about the most read articles, but instead about the most commented ones. All of them have a significant number of comments. And many times, these comments are even more interesting and resourceful than the original article. So this time, I invite you to read the comments attached to these articles. They can be found below each article.Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
You might have read the story of a man who accidentally 'deleted his entire company' with one line of bad code. If not, you can read it here. By accidentally telling his computer to delete everything in his servers, hosting provider Marco Marsala has seemingly removed all trace of his company and the websites that he…Continue
Summary: Some observations about new major trends and directions in data science drawn from the Strata+Hadoop conference in San Jose last week.
Added by William Vorhies on March 20, 2017 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Here are three eBooks available for free.
Edited by Abdelhamid Mellouk and Abdennacer Chebira
Machine Learning can be defined in various ways related to a scientific domain concerned with the design and development of theoretical and implementation tools that allow building systems with some Human Like intelligent behaviour.
Machine Learning addresses more specifically the ability to…
This is a nice collection of free eBooks to learn the ropes on topics covering Hadoop, machine learning, Spark, analytics, and more.
The Little Bee series of books provides an overview of the hot topics in data and analytics, giving you a snapshot of each technology and its potential benefit to your organisation. These books will not make you an expert, but they will improve your understanding and open the door to new ideas.
The subject of data and…Continue
Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on March 20, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It’s often thought that loyalty programs are designed to reward customers with special offers, treats, and discounts in the hope of retaining their business and…Continue
Added by Mark Ross-Smith on March 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments