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May 2017 Blog Posts (88)

How does VPN can help your business?

Talk about data privacy in business today and you have experts speaking high of VPN implementation. So, what is VPN? The acronym for Virtual Private Network, VPN refers to a group of computers sharing various resources under “encapsulated” protection online. When one connects to VPN network, all data which are sent from his browsing device to private network would be thoroughly encrypted for optimum protection. The bottom line is a network-within-a-network yet given the encapsulation and…

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Added by Donna M. Burnett on May 18, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Golden State Warriors Data Analytics Exercise

For a recent University of San Francisco MBA class, I wanted to put my students in a challenging situation where they would be forced to make difficult data science trade-offs between gathering data, preparing the data and performing the actual analysis.

The purpose of the exercise was to test their ability to “think like a data scientist” with respect to identifying and quantifying variables that might be better predictors of performance. The exercise would…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on May 18, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Create a Control Chart in Tableau

What is an easy way to find that needle in the haystack? Why not use a control chart?Using a control chart on a data set is an efficient way to identify data sets that are out of control. A control chart is a statistical tool that is used to chart data points over time and zeros in on points that are outside of the normal range (outliers). The main components of a control chart…

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Added by Eric Mayberry on May 16, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Enterprise Journey to Becoming Digital

Do you want to be a digital enterprise? Do you want to master the art of transforming yourself and be at the forefront of the digital realm? 

How can you change your business to achieve this? 

Derive new values for yourself, and find better and more innovative ways of working. Put customer experience above and beyond…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 16, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Will Python Replace Java?

 

According to the IT programming trend, Java is currently more popular than other programming languages in terms of number of jobs, number of existing Java developers and overall usage statics in IT compared to Python. According to the latest usage statistics posted on a popular Technology Survey site, Java is being used by 3.0% websites as a server-side programming language, whereas only 0.2% of websites use Python.…

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Added by Venkatesan M on May 15, 2017 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Why R is Bad for You

Summary:  Someone had to say it.  In my opinion R is not the best way to learn data science and not the best way to practice it either.  More and more large employers agree.

 

Someone had to say it.  I know this will be controversial and I welcome your comments but in my opinion R is not the best way to learn data science and not the best…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 15, 2017 at 4:30pm — 74 Comments

5 data science books you should read in 2017

This article comes from Coursera Blog.

The Data Buzz series brings you a regular roundup of what’s trending in data science.

As data-driven technologies are more and more integrated into everyday life, knowledge of data science is becoming increasingly valuable. Here are five books to boost your data literacy – whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned expert.…

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Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on May 15, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Data Version Control: iterative machine learning

It is hardly possible in real life to develop a good machine learning model in a single pass. ML modeling is an iterative process and it is extremely important to keep track of your steps, dependencies between the steps, dependencies between your code and data files and all code running arguments. This becomes even more important and complicated in a team environment where data scientists’ collaboration takes a serious amount of the team’s…

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Added by Dmitry Petrov on May 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Internet of (Medical) things in Healthcare

Over the past few decades, we’ve gotten used to the Internet and cannot imagine our lives without it. Millennials and new age kids don’t even know what is life without being online.nWith the disruption of Digital Transformation, Internet of Things have added lots of opportunities to business and consumers like us, equally.

IOT means…

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Added by Sandeep Raut on May 14, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Estimating the Age of a Person with AI Techniques

Abstract:

In this paper, we propose hybrid principal component analysis (HPCA) to extract appearance feature of a face and inter-age group variation-based classifier (IAGVC) with regression to estimate age of a person. The proposed age estimation system is robust and less sensitive to outliers where nonuniform…

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Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on May 14, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Learn Python for Data Science from Scratch

Why Python?

Python is a multipurpose programming language and widely used for Data Science, which is termed as the sexiest job of this century. Data Scientist mine thru the large dataset to gain insight and make meaningful data driven decisions. Python is used as general purposed programming language and used for Web Development, Networking, Scientific computing etc. We will be discussing further about the series of awesome libraries in…

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Added by Vinay Babu on May 14, 2017 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Weekly Digest, May 15

Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here.  The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week.

Announcement

  • Looking to further your experience and knowledge in business analytics, and set yourself apart from colleagues and competition? Michigan State University – ranked in the top 25 U.S.…
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Added by Vincent Granville on May 13, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Science of the Body - Different Kind of Risk Reward Analysis

I was wondering how to approach this blog when I decided to toast some raisin-bread for breakfast.  Shortly after I started eating it, I began coughing.  I have shared this “type” of story with a few people.  I often continue eating something regardless of my exact circumstances - that is to say, oblivious to the consequences.  As I ate more of the raisin-bread and my coughing worsened, I eventually reached for my inhaler.  (I have been diagnosed with borderline asthma now by two doctors.) …

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Dashboards in R

This is a tutorial to show how to implement dashboards in R, using the new "flexdashboard" library package.

this new library leverages these libraries and allows us to create some stunning dashboards, using interactive graphs and text. What I loved the most, was the “storyboard” feature that allows me to present content in Tableau-style frames. Please note that for this you need to create RMarkdown (.Rmd) files and insert the code using the…

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Added by Ann Rajaram on May 13, 2017 at 4:00am — 10 Comments

Data Analysis Method: Mathematics Optimization to Build Decision Making

Optimization is a problem associated with the best decision that is effective and efficient decisions whether it is worth maximum or minimum by way of determining a satisfactory solution.

Optimization is not a new science. It has grown even since Newton in the 17th century discovered how to count roots. Currently the science of optimization is still evolving in terms…

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Added by Jeefri A. Moka on May 11, 2017 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

20 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12 Months

This is part of a new series of articles: once or twice a month, we post previous articles that were very popular when first published. These articles are at least 6 month old but no more than 12 month old. The previous digest in this series was posted here a while back. 

20 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 11, 2017 at 10:10am — No Comments

Thursday News: Clustering, Face Emotion Recognition, Dataviz, IoT, AI, Certifications, Data Lakes

Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted since Monday.

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 11, 2017 at 7:38am — No Comments

An executive’s guide to machine learning

This article was written by Dorian Pyle and Cristina San Jose on McKinsey&Company. Dorian Pyle is a data expert in McKinsey’s Miami office, and Cristina San Jose is a principal in the Madrid office.

It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.

Machine learning is based on algorithms…

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Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on May 11, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?

This article was written by Jennifer Langston. Co-authors include UW computer science and engineering professor Steve Seitz, undergraduate student and web developer Evan Brossard and former student Daniel Miller.…

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Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on May 11, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

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