- LIONbook Chapter 15: Dimensionality reduction - Nov 28, 2013.
The LIONbook on machine learning and optimization, written by co-founders of LionSolver software, is provided free for personal and non-profit usage. Chapter 15 looks at Dimensionality reduction by linear transformations (projections).
- LIONbook Chapter 14: Self-organizing maps - Nov 28, 2013.
The LIONbook on machine learning and optimization, written by co-founders of LionSolver software, is provided free for personal and non-profit usage. Chapter 14 looks at Self-organizing maps.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 25-26: Python displacing R in Data Science; This #BigData application will grow! - Nov 27, 2013.
Python displacing R as The Language for Data Science; This #BigData application will grow! What distinguishes data science from statistics? Bottom-up (data-driven) vs top-down ; Rifiniti: Sr. Machine Learning Developer, cutting edge tech
- IJBDI-International Journal of Big Data Intelligence - Nov 26, 2013.
International Journal of Big Data Intelligence (IJBDI) is a peer reviewed multidisciplinary international journal publishing original and high-quality articles covering a wide range of topics in big data intelligence.
- Big Data Jobs Index from icrunchdata - Nov 26, 2013.
icrunchdata compiled an interesting index to help visualize the present state and future job growth trends in Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Science, Software Development and Statistics.
- ASA - American Statistical Association and Big Data - Nov 26, 2013.
The leaders of ASA - American Statistical Association discuss their view on Big Data, 3 reasons why statistical community seems to be disconnected from the Big Data movement, and how they plan to fix it.
- KDnuggets 13:n29, Thanksgiving and Big Data Cartoon; Harvard Data Science Course - Nov 26, 2013.
Thanksgiving and Big Data Cartoon; Harvard Data Science Course resources - free and online; KDnuggets Poll; What Lies Ahead for Big Data and Analytics; Top research confrences, and other analytics/data mining news.
- Lecture: Social Network Analysis for Fraud Detection - Nov 25, 2013.
As traditional techniques often fail to identify fraudulent behavior, social network analytics offers new insights in the propagation of fraud through a network - watch this short overview.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 22-24: 50 R functions to clear a basic interview; Netflix Big Data Platform as a Service - Nov 25, 2013.
R Guru Ajay Ohri list of 50 R functions to clear a basic interview; Netflix #BigData Platform as a Service architecture; Harvard Data Science Course, free resources online; Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on why Data Analytics is the Future
- HedgeChatter: Can Social Media Analytics predict stock market price? - Nov 24, 2013.
HedgeChatter has launched an online SaaS dashboard that allows investors, traders and hedge funds to see how key influencers on social media are affecting stock price and view price trends based on real-time social media data (chatter).
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 20-21: Harvard CS109 Data Science Course free online lectures; Data Science and Text Mining with R - Nov 22, 2013.
Harvard Data Science Course excellent lectures/slides free online; Data Science and Text Mining with R - very useful 27-page overview ; Must read: Deep Learning 101; Top Schools for MS in Data Science
- TDWI Launches Big Data Maturity Model Assessment Guide, Online Test - Nov 20, 2013.
Online assessment and downloadable assessment guide enable organizations to determine the maturity of their big data analytics program; guide offers best practices for moving to the next level. Take the assessment free, online.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 18-19: Must read: Deep Learning 101; "Pythonization" of data analysis - Nov 20, 2013.
Must read for Data Scientists: Deep Learning 101; The "Pythonization" of scientific computing and data analysis; Python for Data Science - a walkthrough of a complete project
- KDnuggets 13:n28, Where did you apply data mining? Analytics Marketplaces; Boston DataFest - Nov 20, 2013.
New KDnuggets Poll: Where did you apply analytics/data mining in 2013? KDnuggets review of Analytics App Marketplaces; My report on Boston DataFest and the next Big Thing in Big Data, and more.
- Data Science not just for Big Data: Video and Slides - Nov 19, 2013.
While big data certainly brings changes to data science, major data science principles remain unchanged regardless of the data size. Watch leading experts David Smith from Revolution Analytics and Gregory Piatetsky from KDnuggets discuss key data science principles.
- IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook - Nov 19, 2013.
New book by leading analytics professionals shows how to get the most from IBM SPSS Modeler, using detailed step-by-step examples to help you build the models you can deploy in your business.
- SiSense: Cutting the Cost of Business Analytics - Nov 19, 2013.
Download this paper to learn how to significantly cut Business Analytics costs with smart Software, Hardware, and Human Resource choices.
- KDnuggets Review of Analytics Marketplaces: The Next Big Thing for Big Data - Nov 18, 2013.
We review Analytics App Marketplaces from Alteryx, Amazon (AWS), BigML, Datameer, RapidMiner, and Windows Azure. Who will create the next iTunes for Analytics?
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 15-17: Must read for Data Scientists: Deep Learning 101; Huge web graph publicly available for research - Nov 18, 2013.
Must read for Data Scientists: Deep Learning 101 (hot algorithm that wins competitions); Huge web graph publicly available for research, 3.5B web pages); Scandal: Due to bad data analysis, ~25% of studies may be false; Statistics is the *least* important part of data science
- Top 10 trends in text analytics - Nov 17, 2013.
Data Driven Business recently interviewed forward thinking text analytics professionals from leading companies like Bank of America, Home Depot and PayPal, on challenges they are face, overcoming them, and the industry as a whole.
- Future of Foresight Analytics - Making Organizations Smarter About Corporate Decision Making - Nov 16, 2013.
This guest post examines Insight and Analytic functions and what they need to effectively evolve by addressing key elements of the Insight and Analytics Value Chain(tm).
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 13-14: LIONbook Ch. 13: Bottom-up clustering; Databases for text analysis - Nov 15, 2013.
LIONbook Ch. 13: Bottom-up clustering, part of The LIONbook on machine learning; Databases for text analysis: archive and access texts using SQL and python ; Data Science vs Data Scientists, Data Analysts and BI Practitioners; Top 10 Blogs in 2013 from The #BigData Institute
- LIONbook Chapter 13: Bottom-up (agglomerative) clustering - Nov 14, 2013.
The LIONbook on machine learning and optimization, written by co-founders of LionSolver software, is provided free for personal and non-profit usage. Chapter 13 looks at Bottom-up (agglomerative) clustering.
- Predictive Analytics Cloud: Opportunities, Trends and Big Data Impact - Nov 13, 2013.
Highlights from a significant new report by Decision Management Solutions on Predictive Analytics in the Cloud: Opportunities, Trends and Big Data Impact. The top driver was reduced cost while data security and privacy remain the primary obstacles reported. Download this free report.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 11-12: 5 Fundamental Concepts of Data Science; 11 TED talks explore the dark side of #BigData - Nov 13, 2013.
5 Fundamental Concepts of Data Science; 11 TED talks explore the dark side of #BigData ; Nobel winner Daniel Kahneman: humans are BAD intuitive statisticians; Data Science Workflow - Overview and Challenges
- KDnuggets 13:n27: Twitter and Quantum Physics, Badmandments, Field Guide to Data Science, Chordalysis - Nov 13, 2013.
Twitter and Quantum Physics connection; John Tukey "Badmandments"; Strata 2013 videos; Chordalysis: a new method to discover the structure of data, and more analytics/data mining news.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 8-10: Field Guide to Data Science, free download; Hilary Mason plans her own startup - Nov 11, 2013.
Booz Allen Field Guide to Data Science (free download); Star Data Scientist Hilary Mason plans on starting her own company; Learn Data Science in 12 Intense Weeks at Zipfian Academy
- Booz Allen "Field Guide to Data Science" - free download - Nov 10, 2013.
The guide includes an introductory section, the practitioners guide to Data Science, a first hand account of life as a Data Scientist, tips and tricks, and an overview of successful data science solutions. Free Download.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 6-7: Google Python Lessons are awesome and free; Data Analysis course at Coursera - Nov 8, 2013.
Google Python Lessons are awesome and available online, for free! ; Data Analysis course now open at Coursera; The worst part of working at Google, for many people: overqualified; Bristol: Senior postdocs in machine learning/data mining, health applications
- New dataset: London Pulse: Medical Officer of Health Reports, 1848-1972 - Nov 7, 2013.
They contain personal accounts by the Medical Officers and statistical data in the form of graphs, tables and charts, offering a rich source of material for public health research.
- 4 Steps to Successfully Evaluating Business Analytics Software - Nov 7, 2013.
Find out 4 Steps to successfully evaluating business analytics software: the differences between BI/Analytics stacks, how to choose technology that will scale to your long-term requirements, and more.
- Big Data Top-Read Articles - Nov 6, 2013.
The most read articles include why Why Big Data Won't Cure Us, Data Science and its Relationship to Big Data, The Quantified Self, and Apache Drill: Interactive Ad-Hoc Analysis at Scale.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 4-5: Venture capital in an age of algorithms; Stanford Big Data Mining Courses Online - Nov 6, 2013.
Venture capital in an age of algorithms: using data science to fund startups; Stanford Big Data Mining, Finance, Statistics Courses Online; How data mining helped GM limit a recall to just 4 (four) cars; 10 strangest data findings: unusual color cars are more reliable
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 1-3: Videos from 2013 Strata + Hadoop World; Top 10 data mining algorithms, updated - Nov 5, 2013.
Videos from 2013 Strata Big Data Conference + Hadoop World ; My answer to What are the top 10 data mining or machine learning algorithms? ; Star Data Scientist Hilary Mason on her favorite iPhone data app; Really Big, #BigData Job growth infographic
- John Tukey "Badmandments" - Nov 3, 2013.
"Badmandments" from great statistician John Tukey: NEVER plan any analysis before seeing data; DONT consult with a statistician until after collecting data; LARGE enough samples always tell the truth.
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Oct 30-31: How Mac Mini beat a Hadoop cluster; 6 startups want to disrupt #BigData - Nov 1, 2013.
How GraphChi algorithm on a Mac Mini outperformed a 1,636 Node Hadoop Cluster; These 6 startups want to disrupt #BigData world; The Mathematical Shape of Big Science Data; 10 #BigData case studies