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Plotly and R: Collaborative, publication-quality graphing

Hi all,

Here's a post on R-bloggers about using Plotly's R API and the GUI to make and share your graphs.…


Added by Matthew Sundquist on December 21, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments

The Youngest Data Scientist

At 12 years old, Capri might be the youngest data scientist hired by a tech company. So what is she working on?

First, she helps promote data science and computer science among teens. She is the future generation of tech-savvy…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Data Science Book: We Need your Resume or your Job Ad!

I need to finish the last chapter of my Data Science book by December 30. It will include

  • Selected resumes from data scientists (or related job titles such as Director of Analytics, Data Architect, Chief Scientist…

Added by Vincent Granville on December 18, 2013 at 4:12pm — 3 Comments

Weekly digest - December 23

Featured Articles


Added by Vincent Granville on December 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Harvard classes on data science

It is interesting to see what Harvard considers to be data science. They use Python in all projects / training (there's nothing wrong with that, though exposure to other languages - R, Stata, SQL - would be great, in top of Python). It is too traditional, and too heavy in statistics in particular. I did not see anything about machine-to-machine communications (e.g. keyword bidding), processing real time data, the…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Data and visualization year in review, 2013

Visualization continues to mature and focus more on the data first than on novel designs and size. People improved on existing forms and got better at analysis. Readerships seemed to be more ready and eager to explore more data at a time. Fewer spam graphics landed in my inbox.

So all in all, 2013 was a pretty good year for…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Disruptive Technologies: An Opportunity or a Threat?

Disruptive technologies may be seen as an opportunity or a threat, depending on one’s role within an enterprise; fortunately, the positivity of perspective easily becomes a choice when CIOs and CMOs are able to step back to take a look at the bigger picture and determine to collaborate in the interest of the organization as a whole. 

The term “disruptive” is rather loaded, however, and may be counterintuitive to those who do not understand its full implications. By definition, a…


Added by Ilan Hertz on December 17, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments

3 Tips Every IT Health Trainer Needs to Know

The recent studies done by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that people learn only 70 percent of what they know about their jobs informally. When talking about the IT health trainers then what possibly could be the stats? Are they efficient enough in delivering their best? What things they need to keep in mind in order to move with these…


Added by Brian Almonte on December 17, 2013 at 1:25am — No Comments

Big Data Analytics - 2014 and Beyond

Since the inception of human being information in any shape is utilized by us.For quite a while organizations have been using the data to make informed decisions. In a sense Analytics is just a buzz word that is taken as the application to this decision making process. let's suppose you're in the professional education profession, you might be an instructor with a Big Data solution provider, internally, or you might be an instructor to teach client organizations staff. You might be a Big…


Added by Atif Farid Mohammad on December 16, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments

The Data Bug

Regarding defects in human-built systems, the term "bug"…

Added by Michael Walker on December 16, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Twitter Weather Radar - Test Data for Language Analytics

By: Nicholas Hartman, Director at CKM Advisors

Today we'd like to share with you some fun charts that have come out of our internal linguistics research efforts. Specifically, studying weather events by analyzing social media traffic from Twitter. 

We do not specialize in social media and most of our data analytics work focuses on the…


Added by Nicholas Hartman on December 15, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments

The University of Denver

■Graduate Degree:   Master of Science, Business Information

■Graduate Degree:   MBA, Information Technology Concentration

■Undergraduate Degree: Major and minor in business information technology and statistics.…


Added by David P. Jurist on December 13, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Smart Use of Small Data Can Still Have a Big Impact

By: Nicholas Hartman, Director at CKM Advisors

This is a re-print of a post from The original post is available here.

Whenever I introduce the data analytics we do here at CKM, an ever increasing percentage of people will respond along the lines of “So like Hadoop / NoSQL / [insert generic ‘big data’ term]?”…


Added by Nicholas Hartman on December 13, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

Has the pace of information growth started to slow?

It all started as a little data science project, possibly a job interview question for applicants: How would you compute the number of entries on Wikipedia.

The idea was to use large…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Operational Data Science: excerpt from 2 great articles

The term "Data Science" has been evolving not only as a niche skill but as a niche process as well. It is interesting to study "how" the Big data analytics/Data Science/Analytics can be efficiently implemented into the enterprise. So, along with my typical study of analytics viz. Big data analytics I have been also exploring the methodologies to bring the term "Data Science" into mainstream of existing enterprise data analysis, which we conventionally know as "Datawarehouse & BI". This…


Added by Manish Bhoge on December 12, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - December 16

Featured Articles


Added by Vincent Granville on December 11, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Plotly: Multiple Axes Scales with Old Faithful Data, in R

Blog post on making interactive Plotly graphs with multiple y axis scales, with examples in R.…


Added by Matthew Sundquist on December 11, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments

check out the best way to maximize natural gas supply to Boston during winter

During winter, most of the utilities, energy marketers , generators and commerical enterprises  want to maximize their supply for heating and other applications. 

so which is most cost effective supply of natural gas . natural gas is available in plenty but always comes at a cost.

check out our post on ; figuring out the most cost effective & optimized supply of natural gas to the city of Boston…


Added by Parag Patil on December 11, 2013 at 6:45am — No Comments

My Data Science book: Chapter 7 completed

Chapter 7:  Launching Your New Data Science Career


  • 90 Job Interview Questions…

Added by Vincent Granville on December 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Big Data Applications Scaling Using Java Architecture in the Cloud

As an individual user, we are no longer living the world of one computer, rather we are living with living and distributed smart devices. Let us first explore a Single-User/Single-Server Architecture that we used in those times, which we survived, without of much hassle either, we still use this architecture most of the time.

A Single user still use to approach a network via a web application with a local front cache, which then allows user to access requested material as per the…


Added by Atif Farid Mohammad on December 10, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

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