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On Synchronicity and Decision Making

Introduction

In a previous article I argued that in order to ensure the  highest performance, decision makers need to balance the data driven actionable insights with intuition driven insights. In this article a new insight is added to the decision tool box. This insight is represented by an acausal rare, coincidental event that can have a huge impact on the decision maker's enterprise, although absolutely free. Such an event is called a…

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Added by Hassine Saidane on February 14, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Data Scientist Shares his Growth Hacking Secrets

In this article, we discuss various strategies used to generate exponential traffic growth, while preserving traffic quality, and user loyalty. Our growth hacking engine is a combination of

  • Raw data science: getting the right data sets, leveraging them,
  • Playing with various tools and API's: designing an automated machine-to-machine communication service between Hootsuite and Twitter / LinkedIn based on insights automatically distilled from the following data sources:…
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 13, 2015 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Big Data: What Are The Key Jobs and Salaries Available?

There are lots of roles that involve working with analytics and big data, and people doing these jobs give themselves many different names.

If you want to be employed working with data, searching the job sites will yield many possible roles – data engineer, information architect, data analyst – and the distinction is not always clear.

So here’s a selection of some of the most commonly used, as well as (in my experience) what they are likely to spend their time…

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Added by Bernard Marr on February 12, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest - February 16

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Who killed the Storyteller in Marketing

I have just a little over three hours left to live. That’s the half-life of content these days, I am told.

A few hours ago, I was another small idea, floating in your head. Then you checked Buzzsumo to find what is the trending content of the hour. What will go with today’s coffee.

Voila, you had it. The themes and news that will drive traffic, maybe even stop traffic, for a few hours!

You started working. A few quick keyboard strokes later, you posted me, on all the…

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Added by Debleena Roy on February 11, 2015 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

2015 Survey of Data Scientists Reveals Strategic Insights

CrowdFlower Report Reveals: Data Scientists Say Messy Data and Lack of Time for Analysis Are Their Top Career Obstacles

2015 Survey of Data Scientists Uncovers What's Holding Them Back in Their Jobs and How Organizations Can Empower Them to Deliver Greater Strategic Value

CrowdFlower today released its 2015 Data Scientist Report. Findings revealed that data scientists saw messy, disorganized data as a major hurdle preventing them from doing what they find most…

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Added by Renette Youssef on February 10, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Big data not so big: Parallel thread processing in SAS

Many a times, data is presumed to be big.  The Big data that cannot be handled effectively by traditional software are usually images, weblogs, Facebook feeds, tweets and internet of data in vast magnitude.   In real case scenarios, servers with monstrous configurations are threaded in parallel to create redundancy and ability to handle multiple requests in structured and semi structured data.  In this article I will talk briefly about using parallel thread processing in base SAS to process…

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Added by Sravan elineni on February 9, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Swimming Pools and Nicholas Cage: A Look at How We Misunderstand Correlation

Can the recent four-point Super Bowl victory by the New England Patriots clue us in as to how many people will die in helicopter accidents?

The link between helicopter accident fatalities and Super Bowl point spreads is the latest …

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Added by Peter Bruce on February 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Programming for Data Science the Polyglot approach: Python + R + SQL

In this post, I discuss a possible new approach to teaching Programming for Data Science.

Programming for Data Science is focussed on the R vs. Python question.  Everyone seems to have a view including the venerable …

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Added by ajit jaokar on February 9, 2015 at 2:30am — 25 Comments

400 Categorized Job Titles for Data Scientists

Job titles for data scientists, including details about the simple but powerful classifier used to categorize these job titles. This analysis provides a break down per job category, and granular reports that you can download for free (job titles broken down per company, category and level), as well as NLP (natural language processing) source code. It is based on analyzing connections from multiple LinkedIn profiles - totaling more than 10,000 professionals. The first study…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Taking the Fear Out of Statistics

In the film Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Tiffany, attempts to win over the Philadelphia Eagles-obsessed family of her friend, Pat, by claiming that her time with him is bringing the team good “juju.”

“The first night Pat and I met at my sister’s, the Eagles beat the 49ers handily, 40–26,” she says, pacing around a living room filled with Pat’s rapt relatives. “The second time we…

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Added by Peter Bruce on February 6, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Book Introduction: High-Performance Data Mining and Big Data Analytics

Technical Title: High-Performance Data Mining and Big Data Analytics

Business Title: The Story of Insight From Big Data

Book Site: …

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Added by Khosrow Hassibi on February 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Analyzing Analysts To Build Better Analysis Software

When we launched Mode’s public beta in June 2014, we knew we were putting an MVP (minimum viable product) editor into the wild. As soon as we released it, we started thinking about how we could make it even easier for analysts to create and share work. But, the beta gave us something we couldn’t get otherwise: usage data. By analyzing the way analysts have been using Mode, we’ve been able to validate some of our early feature…

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Added by Benn Stancil on February 6, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Guide: What is Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning?

Machine learning isn't a set-it-and-forget-it operation. Even with solid examples, ML algorithms can still fail and end up blocking important emails, filtering out useful content, and causing a variety of other problems.…

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Added by Renette Youssef on February 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Big Data, IoT, Wearables: A Connected World with Intelligence

At the CES 2015, I was fascinated by all sorts of possible applications of IoT – socks with sensors, mattresses with sensors, smart watches, smart everything – it seems like a scene in sci-fi movies has just come true. People are eager to learn more about what’s happening around them and now they can.

 

While I was at there I attended a talk given…

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Added by Yuanjen Chen on February 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest - February 9

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

Announcements

  • Make People-Powered Sentiment Analysis Work for You. Join CrowdFlower on Feb 26th to learn how Edelman PR uses the CrowdFlower data enrichment platform to get beyond the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Caltrain Quantified: An Exploration in IoT

Executive Summary

Though often the focus of the urban noise debate, Caltrain is one of many contributors to overall sound levels along the Bay Area’s peninsula corridor. In this investigation, Cameron Turner of Palo Alto’s The Data Guild takes a look at this topic using a…

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Added by Cameron Turner on February 3, 2015 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Big Data Humor: Top 10 Conversations That You Don’t Want to Have on Data Innovation Day

(Reprinted from http://rocketdatascience.org/?p=157 )

Data Innovation Day was celebrated on January 22, with many excellent events, including these:

http://www.datainnovationday.org/

https://twitter.com/hashtag/datascichat

In honor of the event, I prepared the…

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Added by Kirk Borne on February 3, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

Making the Business Case for Text Analytics

The key to making a business case for any Analytics initiative, not just text analytics, is to  identify specific business problems and pain points and use analytics to address them, instead of merely seeking insights.

The top business case for Text Analytics…

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Added by Mark Sharma on February 3, 2015 at 4:40am — 4 Comments

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