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May 2016 Blog Posts (94)

Visual Analytics: Upcoming Revolution in Clinical Research?

Big data in Healthcare

The healthcare industry was a pioneer in consistently applying data mining techniques and analytics procedures to identify areas subject to optimization and potential improvements of clinical practice. The research methodology was typically focused on accepting or discarding an initial…

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Added by Rafael San Miguel Carrasco on May 19, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments

Control Structures Loops in R

As part of Data Science tutorial Series in my previous post I posted on basic data types in R. I have kept the tutorial very simple so that beginners of R programming  may takeoff immediately. 

Please find the online R editor at the end of the post so that you can execute the code on the page itself.

In this section we learn about control structures loops used…

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Added by dataperspective on May 18, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Visualizing Bagged Trees as Approximating Borders

The bagged trees algorithm is a commonly used classification method. By resampling our data and creating trees for the resampled data, we can get an aggregated vote of classification prediction. In this blog post I will demonstrate how bagged trees work visualizing each step.…

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Added by Maiia Bakhova on May 18, 2016 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, May 23

Starred articles are new additions posted between Thursday and Sunday, published in the Monday edition exclusively. The Monday edition has six sections: (1) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (2) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content. The Thursday edition covers articles…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 18, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Curated Lists of Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and NLP resources

Here are three useful resources for learning about Data Science:

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Added by Ujjwal Karn on May 18, 2016 at 8:59am — No Comments

xda: R package for exploratory data analysis (plotting, univariate, bivariate)

I created an R package for exploratory data analysis. You can read about it and install it here.  

The package contains several tools to perform initial exploratory analysis on any input dataset. It includes custom functions for plotting the data as well as performing different kinds of analyses such as univariate, bivariate and multivariate investigation which is the first step of any…

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Added by Ujjwal Karn on May 18, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Visualizing Social Media Analytics: Beyond the Bar Chart

Recently, I rediscovered a TED Talk by David McCandless, a data journalist, called “The beauty of data visualization.” It’s a great reminder of how charts (though scary to many) can help you tell an actionable story about a topic in a way that bullet points alone usually cannot. If you have not seen the talk, I recommend you take a look for some inspiration about visualizing big…

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Added by Chris Atwood on May 18, 2016 at 3:57am — 3 Comments

Analysts Forecast Continued Growth in Data Analytics Outsourcing Market

Data Analytics Outsourcing Market: Overview

The digital world we live in presently is awash with all kinds of digital data: data generated through social media posts, data generated by sensors fitted into a variety of smart devices, data generated unknowingly by people who browse through the pages of an e-commerce website, data generated by the healthcare industry in the form of patient information, diagnosis records, the vast amount of informative…

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Added by Alina John on May 18, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Securing Big Data Infrastructure: Hadoop-as-a-Service

Hadoop has become a leading platform for big data analytics today. Hadoop-based applications are used by enterprises which require real-time analytics from data such as video, audio, email, machine generated data from a multitude of sensors and data from external sources such as social media and the internet. Hadoop-as-a-service enables technical experts of organizations to perform several operations which include big data management, big data analytics and big data storage in a cloud.…

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Added by Alina John on May 18, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Data Migration and Cloud-Based Analytics

There can be no doubt that technology trends over the years point to a rapid change in user requirements. The days of relying on a large, clunky desktop PC to provide a portal to the internet and other traditional, desktop-only applications are quickly diminishing. While PC sales continue to plummet, smartphone sales continue to…

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Added by Tom Jardine on May 17, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

10 Great Data Science Articles by Bernard Marr

Bernard Marr is a best-selling business author, keynote speaker and consultant in big data, analytics and enterprise performance. As the founder and CEO of the Advanced Performance Institute he is one of the world's most highly respected thought leaders anywhere when it comes to data in business. He regularly advises companies and government organisations on how to improve their performance and gain better insights from their data. …

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 16, 2016 at 11:02am — No Comments

The POC Problem

Summary:  Proof of Concept projects are a popular place to start but they may be the wrong solution.  To ensure success focus on Proof of Value and alignment with the company’s strategy.  Get the right executive sponsor and keep them involved.

 

If you Google ‘Data Science…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 16, 2016 at 9:17am — No Comments

How Healthcare industry will benefit by embracing Data Sciences

In the healthcare industry, what could be more important than having better healthcare outcomes? Each and every day healthcare workers around the globe are striving hard to find more ways of improving our lives. However, the world is changing, and frankly, at a faster rate than most of us can keep up. Intuition alone will no longer be enough for quality patient outcomes. The amount of healthcare data continues to mound every second, making it harder and harder to find any form of…

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Added by Sameer Dhanrajani on May 16, 2016 at 6:05am — 2 Comments

The 'computationally expensive' approach to confidentiality in the big data era

Big data is giving promises of new opportunities for official statistics. But at the same time, it is raising issues of confidentiality. With massive data sets being made available, re-identification can be a real threat to confidentiality.

What if we could allow people to link different datasets for their studies, but put a limit to the number of datasets they can link? This way, it will never be possible to get all the records on an individual, even though it is still possible to…

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Added by Issoufou Seidou Sanda on May 15, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments

The Astonishing Big Data Generated In A Single Journey

We are constantly generating increasing volumes of data with everything we do. During a recent business trip, I started thinking about how travelling presents a great example of this. With the explosion of the Internet of Things into our lives, the amount of analysable data we leave behind us as we go about our day-to-day lives is growing exponentially. So I decided to try and identify some key bits of data I generated and left behind on a trip from my home in…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 14, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Big Data's Most Influential Rock Stars: 10 Must-Follow Leaders

This list of hand-picked leaders was compiled by Wojtek Aleksander, from GetResponse.com.

Other bigger lists (sometimes created by robots) can be found here and are usually based on your Klout score, which in my opinion is not accurate. The list below is truly original and I would even add, somewhat unexpected, as you won't find…

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Added by L.V. on May 14, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Analytics and Pricing Decisions

Enterprises make critical pricing decisions very often, these decisions have a major impact on their profitability index and also determines the bottom line of the organization. Often, managers and analysts are forced to determine prices and discounts with limited available information and inefficient toolsets. Pricing Analytics enables the leadership of a firm to proactively manage pricing policies and strategies and guides them to arrive at the right pricing that is in-line with company’s…

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Added by Tanmay Bhandari on May 14, 2016 at 3:43am — No Comments

Fitness Analytics: Uncovering insights from fitness customers’ behavior

The fitness market

Consumers are progressively adopting healthy and wellness-related practices. As a result, companies operating in the fitness centers business now see their customers base grow at rates never seen before. However, managers are also conscious of the volatility of consumers’ desires, particularly those…

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Added by Rafael San Miguel Carrasco on May 12, 2016 at 9:47am — No Comments

First Choice FCU sues Wendy's over data breach

The Pennsylvania-based First Choice Federal Credit Union has initiated legal action against fast food chain Wendy's over a data breach that obviously has happened following an instance of POS Malware strike.



The class-action suit, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania by First Choice Federal Credit Union, "on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated" and against the Wendy’s Company, Wendy’s Restaurants, LLC, And Wendy’s International,…

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Added by Emily Lauren on May 12, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, May 16

Starred articles are new additions posted between Thursday and Sunday, published in the Monday edition exclusively. The Monday edition has six sections: (1) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (2) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content. The Thursday edition covers articles…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 11, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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