KDnuggets™ News 13:n24, Oct 8

Features (10) | Software (3) | Webcasts (4) | Courses, Events (4) | Meetings (2) | Jobs (7) | Academic (4) | Competitions (1) | Publications (4) | Tweets (5) | NewsBriefs (8) | CFP (6) | Quote



  • Rexer Analytics 2013 Data Miner Survey Highlights (c comments) - Oct 5, 2013.
    Top 5 most used tools were R (used by 70% of data miners), IBM SPSS Statistics, Rapid Miner, SAS, and Weka, while STATISTICA, KNIME, SAS JMP, IBM SPSS Modeler, and RapidMiner had the the highest satisfaction. Big Data is actually used only in a small fraction of projects.
  • DataDealer: Serious Gaming with Data Privacy - Oct 7, 2013.
    Can we educate people about privacy via gaming? DataDealer is an award-winning new game, where a consumer manages the privacy of other people and organizations.
  • IMARS: IBM Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval System - Oct 1, 2013.
    IMARS is a desktop system for automatic indexing, classification, and searching of large collections of digital images and videos.


Courses, Events

  • Q4 2013 Courses on Predictive Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science - Oct 2, 2013.
    Many great courses, including Text Analytics and Sentiment Mining, Data Mining: Principles and Best Practices, Supercomputer Data Mining Boot Camp, Survival Analysis, Net lift (Uplift) models, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics and Data Mining Model Development and Strategic Implementation.
  • edX: Learning from Data, free online course - Sep 27, 2013.
    Introductory Machine Learning course covering theory, algorithms and applications, with a focus is on real understanding, taught by a top Caltech Yaser Professor Abu-Mostafa, starts Sep 30.
  • Analytics training you wish you got in Biz School - Sep 24, 2013.
    Advanced Analytics for the Modern Business Analyst is a 5-week dynamic, instructor-led Live Web class that teaches how to solve problems with data analysis - like that extra semester of graduate training you wish had.
  • Seeking experts, instructors for Online Data Analytics Program - Oct 6, 2013.
    Davenport University seeks subject matter experts and instructors for the Online Data Analytics Program. Instructors should be familiar with WEKA and willing to teach Online.



Academic/Research positions



Top Tweets

News Briefs

  • September Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining companies and startups - Oct 5, 2013.
    The September 2013 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: SAP buys KXEN, Rocket Fuel IPO, Clarabridge Indisys, Narrative Science, Practice Fusion and more.
  • WibiData releases Kiji Chirashi framework for Big Data Applications - Oct 4, 2013.
    Kiji is an open source framework for building big data apps with Apache HBase, launched by WibiData to fill the gap between a key-value store functionality and the needs of a predictive modeling application.
  • Colombia OHCHR RFP: Pilot Text Mining Project - Oct 3, 2013.
    Colombian UN Office for Human Rights is looking for proposals for a pilot project using text-mining software to effectively explore and analyze scanned text documents.
  • Predixion Launches OEM Predictive Analytics Program - Sep 30, 2013.
    Predixion enterprise-class, extensible, predictive analytics platform was designed to support the needs of an embedded customer, from Excel-based modeling environment, to one button Insight Now predictions.
  • Datameer Smart Analytics for Hadoop - Sep 30, 2013.
    New self-service data mining functionality lets business users find patterns and relationships in their data without a data scientist.
  • Explore Analytics offers Data Visualization in the cloud - Sep 27, 2013.
    Explore Analytics is a self-service BI tool that lets you access, explore, analyze, and instantly create interactive visualizations and dashboards to share with your team.
  • BigML machine learning platform Fall 2013 release - Sep 26, 2013.
    This release is a substantial update to our hosted machine learning platform, with advanced text analysis, Microsoft Excel Export, Multi-label Classifications, BigML PredictServer, better UI and workflow, and many other improvements.
  • Skytree Launches Second Opinion Predictive Analytics Program - Sep 24, 2013.
    Now in beta, the Second Opinion program pairs data scientists with Skytree experts to ensure maximum accuracy and performance, and gives data scientists the means to test their own predictive analytics programs using unique and cutting-edge machine learning methods.

CFP - Calls for Papers


"You have collected all there is - all the data there is about a phenomenon", write Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Kenneth Cukier in their book on Big Data. I strongly disagree. Gregory Piatetsky