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Weekly Digest, November 12

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.

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Thursday News: AI, Data Scientists Survey, Case Studies, Do you need a PhD, Impact of VC's

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 8, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Opinion: Is a PhD helpful for a data science career?

The answer to this question is not black and white, and also depends on where you live, what you did during your PhD program, how much time and money you spent on it, what kind of jobs you are interested in, and what other experience you have. You could say the same thing about earning an MBA instead.

If your PhD took place abroad as in my case, you may have not spent much money to earn it (you might even have been well paid.) Depending on your school, it might have been…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 4, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest, November 5

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.

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  • November 14th, 10:00am CST: Exclusive Insurance Nexus webinar: “…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 4, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

If data science is in demand, why is it so hard to get a job?

Another question recently posted on social networks. Below is my answer, with link to the original post. 

The main reason is the exponential growth of data science candidates, while the growth in job openings, even though exponential as well, is increasing at a lower pace than the number of applicants. In some ways, this is similar to the explosion of PhD people, while the number of jobs for these people is shrinking. One would wonder: why so many people want to get a PhD…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 2, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thursday News: New AI Book, Stats, NLP, Python, Excel, Software Comparison

Here is our selection of featured articles, forum questions / answers, and technical resources posted since Monday.

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 1, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Book: Enterprise AI - An Applications Perspective

Now published. Enterprise AI: An applications perspective takes a use case driven approach to understand the deployment of AI in the Enterprise. Designed for strategists and developers, the book provides a practical and straightforward roadmap based on application use cases for AI in Enterprises. The authors (Ajit Jaokar and Cheuk Ting Ho) are data scientists and AI researchers who have deployed AI applications for Enterprise domains. The book is used as a reference for Ajit and Cheuk's new…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 31, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

25 Statistical Concepts Explained in Simple English - Part 2

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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 30, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cool Problems in Probabilistic Number Theory and Set Theory

Here are a few off-the-beaten-path problems at the intersection of computer science (algorithms), probability, statistical science, set theory, and number theory. While they can easily be understood by beginners, finding a full solution to some of them is not easy, and some of the simple but deep questions below won't be answered for a long time, if ever, even by the best mathematicians living today. In some sense, this is the opposite of classroom exercises, as there is no sure path that…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 29, 2018 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Weekly Digest, October 29

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.

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 28, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

One Trillion Random Digits

You will find here a few tables of random digits, used for simulation purposes and/or testing or integration in statistical, mathematical, and machine learning algorithms. These tables are particularly useful if you want to share your algorithms or simulations, and make them replicable. We also provide techniques to use in applications where secrecy is critical, such as cryptography, bitcoin or lotteries: in this case, you don't want to share your table of random numbers; to the contrary you…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 27, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why do people with no experience want to become data scientists?

Below is my contrarian answer to one question recently posted on Quora.

It depends on what you mean by “no experience”. An NASA scientist who has processed petabytes of data and found great insights, for example discovered exoplanets, is de facto a data scientist and may have no interest in having his job title changed.

Then there is a bunch of people who call themselves “data science enthusiasts” and know nothing other than what they learned in a two-hour…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Thursday News: Stats, Math, ML, Neural Nets, K-means, AI, Deep Learning, Python, Anomaly Detection

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 25, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

29 Statistical Concepts Explained in Simple English - Part 1

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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 23, 2018 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Why is Becoming a Data Scientist so Difficult?

This question was recently posted on Quora. Below is my answer.

It depends what kind of data scientist you want to become. I think many university curricula include material that is advanced but that you don’t really need. Also, they offer not enough practical, professional coding and big data manipulation that would help you right away when starting a career. It also depends on your background: mine was math, stats, data analysis, and applied computer science, so the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 22, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, October 22

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.

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 21, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Thursday News: ML, Neural Nets (CNN), XGboost, Agile Analytics, Spatial Analytics

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 18, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

11 Great Articles about Stochastic Processes and Related Topics

This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science: regression, clustering, neural networks, deep learning, Hadoop, decision trees, ensembles, correlation, outliers, regression, Python, R, Tensorflow, SVM, data reduction, feature selection, experimental design, time series, cross-validation, model fitting,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, October 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.

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  • Verizon—Solutions Engineers (Analysts) - Las Colinas, TX & Cary, NC



    Verizon is looking for Analysts who can use their technical and sales…
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Added by Vincent Granville on October 14, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Thursday News: AI, Python, R, Excel, BI, Reinforcement Learning, NLP, 'No Code' Data Science

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 11, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

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