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Vincent Granville's Blog – November 2013 Archive (12)

My Data Science Book - Table of Contents

This book is also part of our apprenticeship. Part of the content as well as new content is in a separate document called Addendum. Click here to download the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — 58 Comments

Taxonomy of Data Scientists

This is a first attempt at classifying data scientists. I invite you to produce a more comprehensive, better solution.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

The Data Science Equation

I present here the results of a data science study about data science. Based on LinkedIn data (top people listed when you do a people search for data science, from a LinkedIn account with 8,000+ data science connections), we identified the fields most frequently associated with data science, as well as top data scientists on LinkedIn.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 19, 2013 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

Three Announcements

Data Visualization Contest

This December 4-5, DataBeat will host the 3rd annual Data Science Summit taking place December 4-5 in Redwood, CA. The event brings together academics, organizations, media companies, and brands to explore the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 19, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

How to compare and rank data science programs?

I started an attempt at program comparison in my article Zipfian Academy versus Data Science Apprenticeship, comparing two apples, rather than comparing apples (stuff like our program, known as…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 16, 2013 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Weekly digest - November 18

Sponsored Announcements

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hidden decision trees revisited

This is a revised version of an earlier article posted on AnalyticBridge. The most recent article on this topic can be found here. …

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 13, 2013 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Fast Combinatorial Feature Selection with New Definition of Predictive Power

In this article, I proposes a simple metric to measure predictive power. It is used for combinatorial feature selection, where a large number of feature combinations need to be ranked automatically and very fast, for instance in the context of transaction scoring, in order to optimize predictive models. This is about rather big data, and we would like to see an Hadoop methodology for…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 13, 2013 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Zipfian Academy versus Data Science Apprenticeship

Both programs are alternatives to university curricula and traditional education. Both are run by leading industry professionals rather than academic leaders. Zipfian offers a 12-week program, the Data Science Apprenticeship (DSA, organized by us at DSC - Data Science Central) is a 6-month program.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 9, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

More than 100 data science, analytics, big data, visualization books

Also, coming soon (March 2014), my data science book published by Wiley, full of new material. I have written 6.5 chapters out of 8 so far, and I will share the table of content in our next weekly digest. This 300+ pages book will be our reference book for our…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 6, 2013 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Data Science Project: Captcha Attack

Here's an interesting project for future data scientists: designing an algorithm that will

  • Correctly identify the hidden code 90% of the time
  • Make recommendations to improve captcha systems…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 2, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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