Featured Blog Posts – December 2018 Archive (82)

Quality inspection in manufacturing using deep learning based computer vision

Author: Partha Deka and Rohit Mittal

1. Introduction

Automation in Industrial manufacturing:

Today’s increased level of automation in manufacturing also demands automation of material quality inspection with little human intervention. The trend is to reach human level accuracy or more in quality inspection with automation. To stay competitive, modern Industrial firms strive to achieve both…


Added by Partha Pritam Deka on December 15, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Digital Transformation is Messy, Dirty and Ugly. Here’s How to Embrace it!

Gartner recently published a report titled “CIO Agenda 2019: Exploit Transformational Technologies” that states the following:

“Whether it’s AI, quantum computing or conversational platforms, digital business is underpinned by technology. But with a seemingly endless amount of technologies to invest in, where are CIOs focused?”…


Added by Bill Schmarzo on December 14, 2018 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

27 Statistical Concepts Explained in Simple English - Part 5

This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science: regression, clustering, neural networks, deep learning, decision trees, ensembles, correlation, Python, R, Tensorflow, SVM, data reduction, feature selection, experimental design, cross-validation, model fitting, and many more. To keep receiving these articles, sign up on…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 14, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Skinny on Big Data: Everything You Need to Know From Our CTO

The term "big data" comes up frequently in articles and office discussions, but what does it really mean to utilize big data?

Big data: it’s one of those buzzwords you can’t seem to get away from. Though you might have an idea of what it means, there’s likely plenty you don’t know the ins and outs of what it takes to really harness the power of big data.

We sat down with Robert Swisher, Chief Technology Officer at Business.com, to get a better idea of what…


Added by Juan Koss on December 14, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Chief language for BlockChain: JavaScript

The idea of the BlockChain is regularly made reference to along the point of digital money, in spite of the fact that it can locate a lot more extensive application. Why? Truth be told, a BlockChain is a sure conveyed database that connects with a dynamic rundown of requested records. The primary thought is that current records can't be changed and new ones require a particular check to be acknowledged. The most mainstream BlockChain executions were made for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The…


Added by Charles Richards on December 14, 2018 at 2:48am — No Comments

How To Become A Data Engineer: A Guide

Unemployment rates are at a record low and the economy is at boom. Companies worldwide are facing a shortage though; they need skilled professionals. To narrow it down, the skill crunch in tech profiles is a looming reality. Big data analytics is one area with a milieu of vacant positions and skill crunch.

While it would be swell to get data…


Added by Yoey Thamas on December 13, 2018 at 11:51pm — 1 Comment

7 Classical Assumptions of Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) Linear Regression

This article was written by Jim Frost. Here we present a summary, with link to the original article.

Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) is the most common estimation method for linear models—and that’s true for a good reason. As long as your model satisfies the OLS assumptions for linear…


Added by Andrea Manero-Bastin on December 13, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

5 Minute Analysis: Getting the Whole Picture of Retail Sales

In this 5 Minute Analysis we'll preprocess, join, and explore disjoint sales data for retail locations. Then we’ll dive into the relation between store type, fuel prices, and weekly sales as well as prepare the data for easy loading into Business Analysis tools such as Tableau and PowerBI. Finally, we’ll explore and analyze our preprocessed and joined data in Tableau and use its powerful visualizations to draw…


Added by Benjamin Waxer on December 13, 2018 at 10:20am — No Comments

5 Minute Analysis: Breaking Down Health Code Violations

In this 5 Minute Analysis we'll focus on accessing and understanding the Kaggle LA Restaurant & Market Health Data in real-time, exploring the data, and pivoting the data to report the top violators of the health code and their violations.…


Added by Benjamin Waxer on December 13, 2018 at 7:37am — No Comments

How Visual Object Detection can Transform Manufacturing Industries

Since the industrial revolution, humanity has made tremendous progress in manufacturing. With time we have seen more and more of mundane manual work being replaced by automation through advanced engineering, computers, robotics and now IoT. We believe that recent advances in AI (or Deep…


Added by Ayush Srivastava on December 13, 2018 at 2:31am — No Comments

Your Company Needs A Spreadsheet Policy More Than Ever

Electronic spreadsheets have been around for nearly 40 years now. They were invented by Bob Frankston and Dan Bricklin, founders of VisiCalc, and I had a chance to chat with both gentlemen a couple of months ago. I highly recommend watching this TED talk with Dan Bricklin:

It's important to understand for…


Added by Rafael Knuth on December 13, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Practical Apache Spark in 10 minutes. Part 7 - GraphX and Neo4j

As is known and seen from the series of blog posts, Apache Spark is a powerful tool with many useful libraries (like MLlib and GraphX) which deals with big data. Sometimes you have to work with…


Added by Igor Bobriakov on December 13, 2018 at 1:11am — No Comments

Power BI in 10 Minutes: Step-by-Step Guide

Before we start, what is Power BI in the first place? As stated on its website: “Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization.”

It is, by all means, no exhaustive…


Added by Igor Bobriakov on December 12, 2018 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Experiences as a female Data Scientist

Experiences as a female Data Scientist

Cheuk Ting Ho  is a London based and data scientist. She contributes to the data science community…


Added by Cheuk Ting Ho on December 12, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A So-So Second Date with Julia

A So-So Second Date with Julia

A few months ago, I wrote a quite positive blog on the Julia analytics language,…


Added by steve miller on December 12, 2018 at 11:49am — No Comments

Playing by the Rules

Tokenomics is the economy of this new world. This is a no-holds-barred, in-depth exploration of the way in which we can participate in the blockchain economy.

The following is an excerpt from the book, Tokenomics by Thomas Power and Sean Au and published by Packt.

One of the biggest challenges of…


Added by Packt Publishing on December 12, 2018 at 4:06am — No Comments

Building Blocks of Decision Tree

It’s been said that Data Scientist is the “sexiest job title of the 21st century.”  This is because of one main reason that there is a humongous amount of data available as we are producing data at a rate as never before. With the dramatic access to data, there are sophisticated algorithms present such as Decision trees, Random Forests etc. When there is a humongous amount of data available, the most intricate part is to select the correct algorithm to solve the problem.…


Added by Divya Singh on December 11, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Learning Machine Learning: A Personal Journey

Who wants to hear a story about data?!


Understandably, not a lot of people would raise their hands to an intro like that. For me, however, data has sculpted my career path and led to many exciting opportunities over the life of my profession. It hasn't been easy -- I think any entrepreneur would tell you the same and surely the content and media attention around self-starting individuals would concur. But I'm not here to tell you about the hardships of…


Added by John E Sukup on December 11, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

USF Hackathon: Making a Business Hypothesis Actionable with Prescriptive Outcomes

The opportunity to watch and coach the University of San Francisco (USF) students during our annual Hackathon with our friends at Good Dataprobably taught me as much as it taught the students. The lessons learned I’ll share here will not only benefit future classes, but my customers.  It also gives me an opportunity to make special mention of one Hackathon team that really delivered the goods!…


Added by Bill Schmarzo on December 10, 2018 at 5:23pm — No Comments

A generalized stochastic calculus

In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot published an article called “The Variation of Certain Speculative Prices.”  It is a response to the forming theory that would become Modern Portfolio Theory.  Oversimplified, Mandelbrot’s argument could be summarized as “if this is your theory, then this cannot be your data, and this is your data.”  This issue has haunted models such as Black-Scholes, the CAPM, the APT and Fama-French.  None of them have survived validation tests.  Indeed, a good argument can be…


Added by David Harris on December 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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