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Selling data becoming hot business with government shutdown

Private companies taking over government, to provide critical data and research reports that the government has stopped providing.

It started with the official job statistics report that was not produced this Friday. Instead, economists rely on other sources such as ADP (who processes millions of payrolls). Today companies…


Added by Vincent Granville on October 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Big Data & Social Network Analysis

A Social Network is a theoretical construction useful in the social sciences to study social relationships.


Social network analysis refers to methods used to analyze social networks, social structures made up of individuals or organizations, which are connected by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, common interest, financial exchange, or relationships of beliefs, etc.…


Facing this new domain I have make a personal…


Added by Michel Bruley on October 3, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Visual Dashboards that Persuade, Inform, and Engage

Making Flow Happen: Dashboards that Persuade, Inform, and Engage
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Added by Andrei Macsin on October 3, 2013 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Data + Psychology: The Case for Strategic Talent Management

Now that you have that job vacancy, this might be a good time to reflect and analyze what that particular position’s role is in the organization.  This is a timely opportunity for the organization where managers can self-reflect and ask some important questions about the position and about its fit to the overall mission.  When was the last time this position was filled?  How does this position add value to my organization?  What other skill sets do we need in our organization that…


Added by B.J. Gonzalvo, PhD on October 3, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Data Science programs and training currently available

A few universities and other organizations have started to offer data science curriculum, training and certificates.

University Programs

The following excerpts are taken from the…


Added by Vincent Granville on October 2, 2013 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Comprehensive predictive analytics market research (2013-2018)

Received in my mailbox - interesting market research report on predictive analytics. See highlights in this rather long and detailed PDF document.…


Added by Vincent Granville on October 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top Big Data Skills In Demand


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According to MarketsandMarkets the global Big Data market will reach $46.34 billion by 2018. I wanted to check the local DC Metropolitan job market to verify the hype related to the shortage of professionals with Big Data skills. I went on a job board and searched for the number of…


Added by Fari Payandeh on October 1, 2013 at 8:40pm — 3 Comments

Linkedin Jobs, Disappointments and Big Data

I will not discourage you to put up application using linkedin job posts. However, I like to share my experience with linkedin jobs and other jobs sites utilization, that I did in the past. We all look for jobs and jobs are nothing but data, and these days, we can count these data as Big Data, as it seems every other organization is hiring, they need someone to serve. It seems linkedin jobs are always there and most of the time are recently posted by the employers. 

I am trying to…


Added by Atif Farid Mohammad on October 1, 2013 at 11:14am — 4 Comments

Our 29 best articles about data scientists

Posted on DataScienceCentral, AnalyticBridge and BigDataNews over the last 2 years:

  1. Marrying computer science, statistics and domain expertize…

Added by Vincent Granville on September 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How Do I Start Learning Hadoop?

I found a very good link which explains about Big data , Hadoop fundamentals and Map Reduce in a very simple manner. Hope this will help everyone .

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Added by rahul sharma on September 26, 2013 at 2:10am — No Comments

DSC Webinar Series

List of events (webinars) hosted by Data Science Central since June 2012:


Added by Vincent Granville on September 25, 2013 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

Weekly digest - September 30

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Python Scikit-learn to simplify Machine learning : { Bag of words } To [ TF-IDF ]

Text (word) analysis and tokenized text modeling always give a chill air around ears, specially when you are new to machine learning. Thanks to Python and its extended libraries for its warm support around text analytics and machine learning. Scikit-learn is a savior and excellent support in text processing when you also understand some of the concept like "Bag of word", "Clustering" and "vectorization". Vectorization is  must-to-know technique for all machine leaning learners, text miner…


Added by Manish Bhoge on September 25, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

Random Forests Algorithm

One of the most popular methods or frameworks used by data scientists at the Rose Data Science Professional Practice Group is Random Forests. The…


Added by Michael Walker on September 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Free NAS eBook: "Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis"

A new 191-page PDF eBook published by the National Academies of Sciences Press is available, "Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis," and can be downloaded for free (after free website registration):

The first 9 of the 10 chapters offer a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art big data architectures, machine learning, and analysis techniques.

Chapter 10 really…


Added by Michael Malak on September 23, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments

Big Data Cloud Analytics By Example

Cloud Analytics

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I just created a cloud at home. Suppose I start on a project aiming to create a computer game. I purchase 4 servers and some software. After a couple of weeks I realize that in order to complete the project I'll need 6 more servers, but I have run out of money. I decide to write an…


Added by Fari Payandeh on September 22, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

The Data Discovery Platform - Teradata Labs (Webinar)

Gain Your Unfair Advantage with a Data Discovery Platform

Did you know?

Organizations classified as 'Fact Finders' — described as more analytically oriented — are 20% more likely to be among leaders within their industry. While business analytics has been around for decades,…

Added by Vincent Granville on September 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Guide to Mass Shootings in America

Interesting stats about types of weapons, locations, whether weapon was acquired legally, and gender of killer, etc. Would be nice to see trends on a chart.

Read full article (where you will be able to zoom in…


Added by Vincent Granville on September 19, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Your social network profile used in credit scoring models

Who you like on Facebook might end up in your loan application being denied. This article was posted in MotherJones as Your Deadbeat Facebook Friends Could Cost You a Loan.…


Added by Vincent Granville on September 19, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Balanced Scorecard Secrets that Book-Smart Professionals Do Not Talk About

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a new buzz-word that stands for the performance management magic pill. Many books on management praise this business concept and report an impressive adoption rate by Fortune 1000 companies. When it comes to practice it appears that only top management in the company knows about the Balanced Scorecard and it is used at a minimum of its potential.

Balanced Scorecard and…


Added by Aleksey Savkin on September 19, 2013 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

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