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James Theobald liked Capri Granville's blog post Traditional Programming versus Machine Learning, in One Picture
Mar 21
James Theobald liked Capri Granville's blog post Which Programming Language to Choose?
Mar 6
James Theobald replied to Nol's discussion Student building a career path
"I work for a specialty chemical and textile company which regularly transplants people that have various backgrounds and educational levels from research and development into product sales and/or product management roles on the business side. …"
Feb 28
James Theobald replied to Capri Granville's discussion Is it better to overpredict, or underpredict?
"Nate Silver's book, The Signal and the Noise, discusses this topic of weather prediction.  Different weather outlets issue slightly different forecasts in an attempt to moderate public sentiment particularly toward the outlet issuing the…"
Feb 28
James Theobald liked Capri Granville's blog post Book: Blockchain Basics
Feb 19
James Theobald liked Capri Granville's blog post Your Journey to Data Science Maturity (by Kirk Borne)
Feb 19
James Theobald liked Sean P. McKenna's blog post Five Misconceptions about Data Science - Knowing What You Don't Know
Feb 16
James Theobald liked Bill Schmarzo's blog post Big Data Isn’t a Thing; Big Data is a State of Mind
Feb 7
James Theobald liked William Vorhies's blog post When Variable Reduction Doesn’t Work
Jan 31
James Theobald liked Peter Bruce's blog post Are Scientists Doing Too Much Research?
Dec 7, 2017
James Theobald replied to Ashish Choudhary's discussion How to analyze retail dataset with the text/categorical variables?
"Just a couple of resource suggestions that may be helpful: is a pretty good cloud based environment with lots of tutorials that is an alternative to kaggle kernals; also has a lot of…"
Nov 30, 2017
James Theobald replied to Badrun NAHAR's discussion Which courses should I Take?
"I started with Coursera's Data Science Specialization offered by Johns Hopkins University.  Then to supplement learning R, and to force myself to remember how to use R, I used DataCamp which offers some free and some paid options. …"
Oct 18, 2017
James Theobald commented on Pradeep Menon's blog post Data Science Simplified Part 2: Key Concepts of Statistical Learning
"Is the following excerpt correct:  'Education and experience are controllable variables. These controllable variables have different synonyms. They are called as dependent variables. They are also called as features'  ?"
Aug 24, 2017
James Theobald liked Sunil Kappal's blog post Useful R Packages that Aligns with The CRISP DM Methodology
Jul 27, 2017
James Theobald commented on Deepanshu Bhalla's blog post Select Important Variables using Boruta Algorithm
"I tried using Boruta once.  It was my first experience with it, so I probably did something wrong.  The data set had over 100K rows and about 190 columns.  Boruta took 3 days to finish, and returned 5 important features that I had…"
Jun 5, 2017
James Theobald commented on Zeeshan Usmani's blog post How to Become a Data Scientist - On your own
"A bunch of the Coursera links are outdated."
May 30, 2017

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Currently working full time in R&D with an increasing interest in 'data science'. I am currently learning R and Python, and looking for more information on other aspects of the field. The DSA on this site and other informative posts have enticed me to become a member.
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