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William Vorhies's Blog Posts Tagged 'SAS' (5)

Digital Decisioning Platforms – A New Way to Slice the Pie

Summary:  Digital Decisioning Platforms is a new segment identified by Forrester that marries Business Process Automation, Business Rules Management, and Advanced Analytics.  For platform developers it’s a new way to slice the market.  For users it eases integration of predictive models into the production environment.

 

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Added by William Vorhies on October 30, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

What’s New in Data Prep

Summary:  If you’re still writing code to clean and prep your data you're missing big opportunities for efficiency and consistency with modern data prep platforms.

 

Two things are true. 

  • Data prep still occupies about 80% of our model building time – the least enjoyable part.
  • If you’re still writing code…
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Added by William Vorhies on September 24, 2018 at 11:00am — 3 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

Picking an Analytic Platform



Summary:
Picking an analytic platform when first starting out in data science almost always means working with what we’re most comfortable.  But as organizations grow larger there is a need for standardization and for selecting one, or a few analytic tools.

 

Picking an analytic platform when first starting out in data science almost…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 31, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Quantifying the Value of a NoSQL Project

Summary:  If you’re making the decision to use NoSQL, how do you quantify the value of the investment?

If you are exploring NoSQL, once you become educated on the basics there are two questions that will rapidly move to the top of your list of considerations.  

  • What does it…
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Added by William Vorhies on October 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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