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Thursday News: Machine Learning, R, Hadoop, Deep Learning, Data Science

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 23, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments

20 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12 Months - New Edition

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. 

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 21, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

17 Most Commented Data Science Blogs

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.

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Deadly Commands You Should Never Run on Linux

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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 20, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest, March 20

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 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Understanding deep learning requires rethinking generalization

Recent scientific paper by  Chiyuan Zhang, Samy Bengio, Moritz Hardt, Benjamin Recht, and Oriol Vinyals. Published here

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Despite their massive size, successful deep artificial…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 17, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Python for Big Data in One Picture

This picture originally posted here covers the following topics:

  1. Basic stack
  2. Newer packages
  3. Integrated platforms
  4. Visualization
  5. Data formats
  6. MapReduce
  7. Glue
  8. GPU
  9. Parallel
  10. Efficiency
  11. Packages

To zoom in, view picture in the original article, or click on picture. The…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 17, 2017 at 8:16am — No Comments

Squeezing Deep Learning into Mobile Phones - A Practitioner's guide

This is a slideshare presentation by Anirudh Koul. Anirudh is deep learning data scientist at Microsoft AI & Research. He earned a master of computational data science at Carnegie Mellon University, and a graduate certificate in data mining from Stanford University. He currently lives in the Bay Area. Anirudh is leading projects like Seeing…
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 17, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Thursday News: Top Data Science Tweets, AI, Blockchain, Graph Databases

Here is our list of featured articles and resources posted since Monday:

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 16, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments

23 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12 Months

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. 

23 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 14, 2017 at 7:41am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, March 13

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 11, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interview with Two Women Data Scientists

Genevera I. Allen (left) is professor in the Departments of Statistics, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Rice University. Corinne Cath (right) is a doctoral student at the Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science in UK. Below are extracts of recent interviews that are most relevant to…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 10, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Advanced Machine Learning with Basic Excel

In this article, I present a few modern techniques that have been used in various business contexts, comparing performance with traditional methods. The advanced techniques in question are math-free, innovative, efficiently process large amounts of unstructured data, and are robust and scalable. Implementations in Python, R, Julia and Perl are provided, but here we focus on an Excel version that does not even require any Excel macros, coding, plug-ins, or anything other than the most basic…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 10, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

12 Great Curated Blogs About Data Science

The following articles were recently hand-picked, and curated by one of our interns, Emmanuelle. They quickly become popular, and cover dozens of topics of interest to data scientists. This is just a small, random selection among dozens of highly popular curated blogs on DSC. We plan to publish a similar listing of different curated blogs, bi-monthly. Authors (data scientists) are welcome to contact us  for inclusion in our series, or for a non-commercial featured guest blog post, or to just…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 9, 2017 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Thursday News: Machine Learning, IoT, AI, Dataviz, Deep Learning

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 9, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

15 Amazing Infographics and Other Visual Tutorials

They come in various shapes: infographics, cheat sheets, periodic tables, one-picture articles, and even maps. They cover everything: IoT, AI, machine learning, data science, deep learning, Hadoop, Python, R, dataviz, statistical theory, big data - you name it. Below is a selection that is most relevant to our readers. 

This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science: regression, clustering, neural networks, deep learning, Hadoop, decision trees,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 7, 2017 at 10:29am — No Comments

Fake Stats

Guest blog post by Ian White. 

With the recent spate of fake news (why can’t we just call them lies?), I started thinking about the growing chasm between statistical/fact creators and media consumers. Historically we have put our trust in the …

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 6, 2017 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Proxy Indicators: Beware of Spurious Claims

Guest blog post by Ian White. 

I recently stumbled across a research paper, Using Deep Learning and Google Street View to Estimate the Demographic Makeup of the US, which piqued my interest in derivative uses of data, an ongoing research…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest, March 6

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 4, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Great Mathematical API by Wolfram

I was in the process of computing some definite integrals involving special mathematical constants, when I discovered WolframAlpha. It solves tons of mathematical problems, for free, online, offering exact solutions whenever possible. Not just integrals, but matrix computations and much more.

In my case, I was trying to see, if by computing an integral in two different ways, one using the original function on the original…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 3, 2017 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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