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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Building a COVID-19 Vulnerability Index
Mar 25
Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post Building a COVID-19 Vulnerability Index
"It seems like there ought to be a couple other factors that could help predict outcomes.  One is population density (the NYC metro area seems to be illustrating this with skyrocketing rates.)  A second would be some measure of govt…"
Mar 25
Paul Bremner liked Stephanie Glen's blog post Statistical Uncertainty: Why are Covid-19 Figures so Varied?
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Paul Bremner commented on Stephanie Glen's blog post Understanding Covid-19 Statistics (in plain English)
""Generally, humans are immuned after infection by all of the "common cold" Coronovirii (I think there are 4?) for 6 to 9 months. That's why you get it every winter."   That's probably true of some viruses but…"
Mar 20
Paul Bremner liked Stephanie Glen's blog post Understanding Covid-19 Statistics (in plain English)
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Paul Bremner commented on Stephanie Glen's blog post Understanding Covid-19 Statistics (in plain English)
"Good write-up and interesting references to the COVID-19 problem. It might be worth doing a similar analysis of the use of statistics (specifically forecasting/modeling) as it relates to COVID-19.  From what I can see, the UK Imperial college…"
Mar 18
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Advanced Analytic Platforms – Changes in the Leaderboard 2020
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Paul Bremner liked Bill Schmarzo's blog post Why the Concept of “Citizen Data Scientist” Terrifies Me
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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post No Matter What You Call It, It’s all the Same Thing
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Job Title:
Marketing Intelligence and Analytics Manager
Seniority:
Manager
Short Bio:
Former CIA Analyst (15 years, about 2/3 working on Russian military, then following international telecom/computer industry and supporting trade negotiators), worked on Market Intelligence at IBM, AT&T, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Department of Energy R&D lab), Cisco. Transitioning into Marketing/Business Analytics using SAS and SQL, probably adding Python or R at some point.

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Comment on "Why R is Bad for You"

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:30am 1 Comment

There seems to be a lot confusion about the role of programming in relation to the Data Science platforms that research firms Gartner and Forrester have identified as the future of Data Science in large corporations.  For example, numerous people have stated that SAS is pushing a drag-and-drop platform (Enterprise Miner) that somehow limits choices and is destined to fail due to the fact that using programming (that is, R) allows greater flexibility.

It’s certainly…

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