I found it odd there was no way to automatically deskew data in R, so I wrote a short little function to do it. It noticeably improves the peformance of linear models and linear support vector machines.
What is buzz marketing? In the strict sense of the term, buzz marketing is creating noise around a product, service, company or brand. For example you can recruit consumers, preferably proactive volunteers who influence their peers, and help them to try your products in good condition before pushing them to talk about their experience.
The buzz is one of the most powerful forces in the market, and knowing how to master this important marketing channel is critical. Word of…
Added by Michel Bruley on March 7, 2013 at 4:21am — No Comments
We are seeking comments and suggestions on a proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct".
Data science is an independent profession. Data scientists have a higher calling than just technical skills. We have a duty to use data science to make life, business and government better.…
Contrary to the prevailing sentiments, I counsel patience with regards to hiring a data scientist. Firstly, I mean no disrespect to my data science colleagues, and many will likely agree with me because no one likes to enter an environment where sub-optimal results or failure are probable. Yes, it’s likely you need to add one or even a few data scientists to the team, but not as your first step into the wide, wide world of Big Data. Give me a few minutes and hopefully you’ll see it my…Continue
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This blog entry continues the topic of how a Data Scientist can convince colleagues to become more data driven. The previous blog covered office politics. This entry covers integration with the strategy and, more specifically, the process that creates the company's strategy.
Every company is unique and consequently so is its strategy process. At first glance, research on how companies develop strategies is complex and contradictory. There are simply too many ways to go about it:…Continue
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This year, Predictive Analytics World San Francisco (April 14-19) features an incredible agenda filled with awesome keynotes and 35 keynotes from leading organizations..
Check out some of the headliners at PAW SF this year:…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments