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I sift through archives to find new ways of looking at old data. My current project is a novel visualization for an interactive search-and-sort "data workbench."
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The Pareto Set And The Paradox Of Choice

Posted on October 5, 2021 at 9:00am 0 Comments

On a hot day in the middle of the summer, I went into Baskin and Robbins for an ice cream. When the server asked me for my order, I looked up at the list of 31 flavors and was so overwhelmed that I walked out of the shop, telling myself "I don't really want ice cream anyway."
I have since learned that what I experienced that day is a common phenomenon, explored by Barry Schwartz in his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less. It turned out that this "paradox" is at the…

Where The Cloud Meets The Grid

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:35am 0 Comments

Companies build or rent grid machines when data length doesn't fit into HDFS, or the latency of parallel interconnects is too slow in the cloud. This review explores the overlap of the two paradigms at the ends of the parallel processing latency spectrum. The comparison is almost poetic and leads to many other comparisons in languages, interfaces, formats, and hardware, but there is amazingly little overlap.

Your Laptop Is A Supercomputer

To put things in perspective,…


Your Data Science Portfolio: Math Skills Don't Matter

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 10:13am 9 Comments

TL;DR: A Data Scientist is a data pipeline plumber. Analytics are icing, not cake.

This article is written specifically for unemployed and underemployed graduates of math intensive subjects like physics and statistics. Others may have more to prove.

After writing my introductory reviews of ETL and…


Beyond The Visualization Zoo

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

NOTE: This article is best viewed in Chrome. Firefox does not display some of the images.

The best document I have read on visualization is called "A Tour Through The Visualization Zoo" by Jeffrey Heer, Michael Bostock, Vadim Ogievetsky. It's a must-read picture book for aspiring Data Scientists. Most of the graphics from this post are examples of the Tour taken from the d3…


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