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Kumaran Ponnambalam's Blog – November 2014 Archive (2)

Popular Software Skills in Data Science Job postings.

This exercise was done to understand the software skills that are in high demand for Data Science. Analysis was done by extracting the job postings from popular online websites. The findings are interesting. R continues to be the most popular skill, found in 70% of the postings. Python follows as a close second. Surprisingly, in spite all the talk about "Big Data Science", SQL comes up third. This shows that traditional RDBMS still continue to be the base for machine learning work…

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Added by Kumaran Ponnambalam on November 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Choosing a classifier for predictions

One of the biggest decisions that a data scientist need to make during a predictive modeling exercise is to choose the right classifier.There is no best classifier for all problems. The accuracy of the classifier varies based on the data set. Correlation between the predictor variables and the outcome is a key influencer. The choice need to be made based on experimentation. There are two main selection criteria here.

Accuracy:  While accuracy of the…

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Added by Kumaran Ponnambalam on November 4, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments

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