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Featured Blog Posts – January 2015 Archive (49)

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 bloggers writing about Tableau

For the past two years,Tableau Software has been publishing a monthly list they call the "Best of Tableau Web". Essentially, this list of nearly 500 publications represents the best articles, blog posts, techniques, etc. created by users of Tableau software. The selections of these sources have been made by Tableau employees and represents an unbiased assessment of the web-based activity related to Tableau Software.

All available sources have been compiled into a database and a…


Added by Kenneth C Black on January 7, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

9 tips for effective data mining

In my career I’ve seen many examples of successful and unsuccessful data mining projects. I’m often asked how clients can maximise the chances of their project being successful and, based on the many projects I’ve been involved with over the years, I think there are 9 things that really help. When these factors are in place it always suggests to me that the project has a much higher likelihood of success.…

Added by Rachel Clinton on January 7, 2015 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

How to Lie with Visualizations: Statistics, Causation vs Correlation, and Intuition!

Post adapted from Correlation vs Causation: Visualization, Statistics, and Intuition!

As someone who has a tendency to think in numbers, I love when success is…


Added by Alex Jones on January 5, 2015 at 2:25pm — 7 Comments

Insight-driven vs. Intuition-driven Decision Making

Nowadays, the big buzzwords in business analytics are insights topped with actionable insights. These used and sometimes abused words have become a must have and must do in every large or small business that has an analytics organization. However, their meaning and use are as varied and widespread as the businesses that proudly promote them. As some business leaders got intoxicated with looking for and feel in dire need of business insights by any means, others would seek them at any cost,…


Added by Hassine Saidane on January 4, 2015 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

The 2 Types Of Data Scientists Everyone Should Know About

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr.

It depends entirely on how broadly you categorize them. In reality, of course – there are as many “types” of data scientist as there are people working in data science. I’ve worked with a lot, and have yet to meet two who are identical.

But what I have done here is separate data scientists into groups, containing individuals who share similar skills, methods, outlooks and responsibilities. Then I grouped those groups together, again and…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 3, 2015 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Development as Art - Hopscotch and Robots

When I read a blog, I often find myself in deep thought as I approach the end, trying to determine if the author has said anything that I might be able to use. A blog doesn't have to say anything. Nor does it have to be useful to me specifically. It might simply offer a personal reflection on life. As a person who also writes blogs, I…


Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 3, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

Most popular data science skills

Interesting article posted recently by Ferris Jumah, Data and Products guy at LinkedIn. The author concludes that data scientists typically do the following:

  • Approach data with a mathematical mindset
  • Use a common language to access, explore and model data
  • Develop strong computer science and software engineering backgrounds

My belief…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Get started with Hadoop and Spark in 10 minutes

With the big 3 Hadoop vendors – Cloudera, …


Added by Maloy Manna on January 1, 2015 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

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