Featured Blog Posts – May 2013 Archive (17)

My caddie just joined Mensa- Designing Golf through big data

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated”

Published: March 15, 2013

Yvonne Buysman, Sports & Fitness Fellow for The (ART+DATA) Institute helps us understand how the data helps design a better round of golf. Her writing reveals the effect of an instant feedback loop in golf .…


Added by Zach Piester on May 31, 2013 at 4:18am — No Comments

Statistics is Dead - Long Live Statistics!

As data science evolves into a separate and distinct scientific and business discipline, there is talk about the death of traditional statistics. It is true that today's large data sets are unlike the ones we analyzed in graduate statistics classes. It is also true that big data…


Added by Michael Walker on May 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Data Science projects billed $300/hour on Kaggle

Below is information found today on Kaggle. This flat rate applies regardless of the consultant's age - but only the "best" data scientists are allowed to work on business projects posted by campanies like us (we are going to submit a very interesting project next week). Yet, not sure how much the data scientists are…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 29, 2013 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

SAS Dominates Analytics Job Market; R up 42%

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Here's the two main charts.…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 29, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Universities Offering Business Intelligence and Analytics

Source: www.statslice.com/university-report. They will add updates to the report as they get additional feedback.

Please email them at [email protected] to provide updates or additions.…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 25, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Prognosis of actions due to analysis of personal movements and actions in massive multi-user (3D) environments

During analysis of movements of individuals in public places, there are only two dimensions that can represent movement of an individual, shown via data saved between starting and end point, even incorporating elevators and stairs to different (shop) levels). That is a multi-linear way of looking at movements of individuals in crowds in a specific environment. Most big shopping corporates use these kinds of analysis methods.

But what if (like in 3D environments) movement can be up and…


Added by Emmanuel P. Gruijs on May 24, 2013 at 3:14am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - May 27

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Data Scientist Demographics

The graphs below show demographics for two popular but totally unrelated analytic websites. The demographics are strikingly similar.

USA is still the #1 country by far. Visitors from India spend more time on the site. Although you can't tell from these charts, US visitors tend to have more senior / manager roles, while in India…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 22, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Data Science eBook by Analyticbridge - 2nd Edition

This 2nd edition has more than 200 pages of pure data science, far more than the first edition. This new version of our very popular book will soon be available for download: we will make an announcement when it is officially published.



Added by Vincent Granville on May 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Smart Data Scientists Virtualize Data

Smart data scientists use data virtualization to integrate data from many diverse sources - logically and virtualized for on-demand consumption by different data analytical applications. For example, data virtualization is used to address challenges such as rogue data marts, business…

Added by Michael Walker on May 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Guest blogger invitation

Join the Data Science Central network as an active contributor!

We invite you to contribute blog postings, comments, discussions forum questions or…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 11, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

300 great articles from top news outlets

Monthly selection of 50 big data, analytics, data science, visualization, data integration articles from various respected news outlets. Covering education, training, salaries, business applications, major press releases, success stories etc.

At the bottom of this article, you will find links to our previous news selections,…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 11, 2013 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

The Rise of the Data Artist in Business

Interview with Justin Langseth, CEO and co-founder of data visualization startup, Zoomdata.

Why is the data artist becoming increasing popular,…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Big Data – The Big Picture

Big Data – The Big Picture

The Big Picture About Big Data. Can you connect the dots? This is what I see as happening in the world of Big Data as it relates to us an individuals. This is…


Added by Peter A Gailey on May 9, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

To Hypothesize or Not to Hypothesize

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein


Data Science is in the early stage of development and needs to develop canons to guide…


Added by Michael Walker on May 8, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Full Tilt Poker: Big Data Fraud Detection and Prevention

Full Tilt Poker is the second largest online poker room; it belongs to Rational FT which is a computer services company that develops software, business computer maintenance and performs operations based digital marketing. http://www.rfts.com/  

Two fundamental points of running a poker room online are the integrity of the site and the trust of customers. Players must be completely sure that they are protected against fraud. Negative publicity…


Added by Michel Bruley on May 6, 2013 at 1:39am — No Comments

Big Data, Big Relevance

Original Post

Here are some highlights from a few thought leaders and practitioners in the big data space that I found valuable enough to share – to me, they're hitting on similar themes so worth summarizing.

First, let's cut to the chase.  Their key points are:

  • The big data problem is, of course, scale and volume (you knew that).
  • The solution is…

Added by Arthur Aguirre on May 3, 2013 at 6:10am — No Comments

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