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Top KDnuggets tweets, July 29-30: John Tukey coined “Software” and “bit”; Words matter: Adding “terrorism”


John Tukey, a great statistician, coined the words "Software" and "bit" ; Words matter: Adding "terrorism" to a poll question makes 10% more people approve NSA; MIT prof. is working on Quantum Machine Learning; 4 Common Stats Errors to avoid: 1. Base Rate Fallacy 2. Extrapolation 3. Correlation != Causation



Twitter Most popular KDnuggets tweets
(see twitter.com/kdnuggets ) for July 29-30 were

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For aspiring Data Scientists: Introduction to Python for Analytics, online course starting Aug 23 bit.ly/1aTm2Jp

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John Tukey (1915-2000), a great statistician; coined the words "Software" and "bit" nyti.ms/14emKls

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Common Stats Errors to avoid: 1. Base Rate Fallacy 2. Extrapolation 3. Correlation != Causation 4. Simpson Paradox bit.ly/1aTwQqM

Top 10 Tweets

  1. John Tukey (1915-2000), a great statistician; coined the words "Software" and "bit" nyti.ms/14emKls
  2. Words matter: Adding "terrorism" to a poll question makes 10% more people approve NSA data collection slate.me/13gWOD5
  3. MIT prof. is working on Quantum Machine Learning. If successful, it will have huge applications for #BigData bit.ly/17Pxp32
  4. 4 Common Stats Errors to avoid: 1. Base Rate Fallacy 2. Extrapolation 3. Correlation != Causation 4. Simpson Paradox bit.ly/1aTwQqM
  5. For aspiring Data Scientists: Introduction to Python for Analytics, online course starting Aug 23 bit.ly/1aTm2Jp
  6. Unbelievably creative Excel Art by 73-year old Japanese artist bit.ly/11pSwbc
  7. 3Vs of #BigData are Volume, Velocity, and Variety. Most important is 4th V: Veracity ibm.co/17jJyuT
  8. Big list of Data portals, government, state, city, local, and public bit.ly/1bBAEkl
  9. Book: Data Clustering: Algorithms and Applications, a comprehensive survey tinyurl.com/ltjp7gj
  10. "Statistics is the Bedrock of Data Science", say statisticians, but good data engineering is also critical huff.to/16eTbhk

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Dilbert on "Advanced Scripting Structure for Internetwork Optimization of SQL databases" training - very funny bit.ly/13q80ta

Dilbert, July 28, 2013: Advanced Scripting Structure for Internetwork Optimization of SQL databases


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