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Vincent Granville's Blog – February 2015 Archive (12)

Building blocks of data science

I saw a chart on Twitter, about the precursors to data science. I was surprised to see that their graph is missing many links and entities such as computer science. Data science contributes more to statistics than the other way around. This view is biased…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 27, 2015 at 3:30pm — 19 Comments

Who are the Top Hirers for Data Scientists?

Guest blog post.

In our previous article, we looked at some of the top locations in the US which had data scientists and also the top companies who existed in our LinkedIn Networks in the data science area.  In this article, we look at the top hirers of data…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 27, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Big data and the retail industry: infographics

Submitted by ColourFast. Enjoy!

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 26, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - March 2

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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  • What are the 5 creative search solutions based on Text Analytics? Do you know the story inside your data? …
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 24, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Data Scientists: Where do you all live?

Guest blog post.

Data Science Central is one of the largest communities of analysts and data scientists in the world. We set about analyzing our database to understand a little bit more about the data scientist community. This is part of our continuing effort to give more insight into the data science industry.

Here is the distribution of members for the Top 50…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 20, 2015 at 1:14pm — 9 Comments

10 Modern Statistical Concepts Discovered by Data Scientists

You sometimes hear from some old-fashioned statisticians that data scientists know nothing about statistics, and that they - the statisticians - know everything. Here we prove that actually it is the exact opposite: data science has its own core of statistical science research, in addition to data plumbing,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 19, 2015 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Weekly Digest - February 23

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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  • What are 3 essential metrics that should underlie every predictive workforce assignment? Join …
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top Mistakes Developers Make When Using Python for Big Data Analytics

Interesting article by Karolina Alexiou.

Regarding mistake #1, I disagree. I do it all the time, and it's faster than finding, understanding, and fine-tuning a piece of code that will work for you, unless you are looking for something basic such as computing correlations for weighted observations. If you are good, your reinvented wheel will be better, implemented faster, more robust, and more customized than existing ones.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Data Scientist Shares his Growth Hacking Secrets

In this article, we discuss various strategies used to generate exponential traffic growth, while preserving traffic quality, and user loyalty. Our growth hacking engine is a combination of

  • Raw data science: getting the right data sets, leveraging them,
  • Playing with various tools and API's: designing an automated machine-to-machine communication service between Hootsuite and Twitter / LinkedIn based on insights automatically distilled from the following data sources:…
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 13, 2015 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Weekly Digest - February 16

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

400 Categorized Job Titles for Data Scientists

Job titles for data scientists, including details about the simple but powerful classifier used to categorize these job titles. This analysis provides a break down per job category, and granular reports that you can download for free (job titles broken down per company, category and level), as well as NLP (natural language processing) source code. It is based on analyzing connections from multiple LinkedIn profiles - totaling more than 10,000 professionals. The first study…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest - February 9

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

Announcements

  • Make People-Powered Sentiment Analysis Work for You. Join CrowdFlower on Feb 26th to learn how Edelman PR uses the CrowdFlower data enrichment platform to get beyond the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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