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Top 2015 KDnuggets Stories on Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, updated


R vs Python for Data Science: The Winner is ...; 60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning; Top 20 Python Machine Learning Open Source Projects; 50+ Data Science and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets.



With several excellent stories published in November and December, we update our list of top 2015 stories, using data from the full year 2015, and using unique page views for ranking.

Here are the top 15 most viewed KDnuggets stories in 2015 and a word cloud of top stories.

2015 Top Stories Word Cloud

15 Most Viewed from 2015

  1. R vs Python for Data Science: The Winner is ...
  2. 60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more
  3. Top 20 Python Machine Learning Open Source Projects
  4. 50+ Data Science and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets
  5. TensorFlow Disappoints - Google Deep Learning falls shallow
  6. The Grammar of Data Science: Python vs R
  7. Top 30 Social Network Analysis and Visualization Tools
  8. The one language a Data Scientist must master
  9. 7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python
  10. Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms: who gained and who lost
  11. Top 5 arXiv Deep Learning Papers, Explained
  12. 5 Best Machine Learning APIs for Data Science
  13. Top 20 Data Science MOOCs
  14. Data Lake vs Data Warehouse: Key Differences
  15. Deep Learning for Text Understanding from Scratch
To compute the number of shares, we used excellent BuzzSumo Chrome Extension.

15 Most shared stories from 2015

  1. 60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more
  2. Top 20 Python Machine Learning Open Source Projects
  3. 50+ Data Science and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets
  4. Poll: What Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science software/tools you used in the past 12 months?
  5. Which Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science Tools go together?
  6. R vs Python for Data Science: The Winner is ...
  7. The one language a Data Scientist must master
  8. 30 Can't miss Harvard Business Review articles on Data Science, Big Data and Analytics
  9. Top 5 arXiv Deep Learning Papers, Explained
  10. R leads RapidMiner, Python catches up, Big Data tools grow, Spark ignites
  11. 7 common mistakes when doing Machine Learning
  12. Gartner 2015 Hype Cycle: Big Data is Out, Machine Learning is in
  13. Deep Learning for Text Understanding from Scratch
  14. 5 Best Machine Learning APIs for Data Science
  15. 10 things statistics taught us about big data analysis


Analysis of views vs shares shows that there is little correlation (R2=0.38, but only 0.05 after excluding the 3 most viewed posts), but also a wide divergence, from 1.9 shares/100 views (lowest among top posts) to 23 shares/100 views.

KDnuggets 2015 Top Stories Views Shares

Since shares occur after viewing, we can use shares/100 unique views as a measure of most shareable content.

Here are 5 most shareable posts
 


The least shareable posts were