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Bill Luker Jr commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Don’t Let Data Science Become a Scam
"No Vince, you didn't read my blog post over at PATimes. And I've got a PhD, too. And I'm not talking about "breeds" of CS-IT Data Sciences, where everything is algorithmically based, and scientific methodology of asking…"
Jul 28, 2018
Bill Luker Jr commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Don’t Let Data Science Become a Scam
"This cat from IBM goes through 1200 words or so to tell you a way to organize a data analysis shop. He says nothing about what you to have to do to get valid analytical results, how to uncover relationships that are meaningful, or what the data…"
Jul 28, 2018

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Building a house and building a data-analytic model

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 6:51am 2 Comments

If I want to build a house, wouldn't it be wise to learn carpentry? Does the analogy hold for data-analytic multivariate models? Or is it simply enough to let a machine do it, with no knowledge by the machine operator of how to interpret the results from those modeling efforts? Or is it true, as one person has recently asserted, that he could replicate ALL statistical procedures and techniques using MapReduce, without knowing anything about statistics and probability, or the vast collection…


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