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Vincent Granville's Blog – March 2015 Archive (11)

Weekly Digest - March 30

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 March 25, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Can you Be a Growth Hacker Without Being a Data Scientist?

Guest blog post.

Growth Hacking is turning out to be one of the hottest growing fields for data analysts & scientists. Although, there is controversy about the term & the specific meaning, the general connotation implies a function, activity or person which is primarily focused on growing a set of metrics such as users, revenue, visits &…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 23, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Digest - March 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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  • Think Big, a Teradata company, provides data science and engineering services that enable organizations to accelerate their time to value from big data. As the first and only big data services firm, Think Big’s…
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Book Review: Be a Winner in the Big Data Revolution

 2015 will be the year of the Big Data revolution, when it crosses over from being the preserve of the experts to a mainstream issue for every business. It’s the subject being discussed in every boardroom and written about in every business journal.

It’s a game-changer for companies, such as Amazon, with access to unimaginable amounts of data – they will soon…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest - March 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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  • AnalyticTalent.com: recruiting data scientists, statisticians, analysts, data miners or data architects with skills such as R, Python, SQL, Machine…
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 11, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Three periodic tables for data scientists

I published two such Tables of Elements about a year ago, click here to check them out. This one is a new one, focusing on machine learning libraries (R and Julia). And it is interactive, with access to the various libraries listed in the table, when clicking on an element (only on the original…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 10, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Infographics on data quality

Submitted by Kendall Brennan, from Halo BI. Originally posted here.

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 5, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Salary Trends for Data Science Professionals

Guest blog post.

In continuation of our series exploring the data science community, we are now exploring salary patterns of data scientists. The below chart shows data from Indeed.com & the top 10 locations with the highest concentration of data scientists.

The median of these top 10 cities is between $142,000 to…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest - March 9

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 March 4, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Avoiding a common mistake with time series

Guest blog post by Tom Fawcett. Originally posted on SVDS.

Tom Fawcett is Principal Data Scientist at Silicon Valley Data Science. Co-author of the popular book Data Science for Business, Tom has over 20 years of experience applying machine learning and data mining in practical applications. He is a veteran of companies such as Verizon and…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 3, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Jackknife and linear regression in Excel: implementation and comparison

The comparison is performed on a data set where linear regression works well: salary offered to a candidate, based on programming language requirements in the job ad: Python, R or SQL. This is a follow-up to the article highest paying programming skills. The increased accuracy of linear regression estimates is negligible, and well below the noise level…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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