KDnuggets™ News 14:n30, Nov 19

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  • 'Magic' - Quickest Way to Turn Webpage Into Data - Nov 5, 2014.
    Import.io's new feature - 'Magic' allows users to instantly turn web pages into tables of data: No Plugins, No Training, No Setup. Learn More.
  • iMathCloud, Python Data Science Platform - Nov 10, 2014.
    iMathResearch presents its first tool for big data analysis, offering easy access to computational tools, a simple Python-based interface, cloud-based collaboration, and private computational instances.




  • STRATA + Hadoop World 2014 NYC Report - Nov 5, 2014.
    Strata + Hadoop World this year included workshops on subjects like Spark, R, and Python, interesting keynotes, and impressive detailed technical talks on subjects on Hadoop and new trends in big data.


Webcasts and Webinars




  • IRI: Digitial Media Consultant, Analytics - Nov 17, 2014.
    Join Media Center of Excellence, analyze the impact of digital and other media on CPG shopping and product purchasing, analyze and interpret media and digital data trends/patterns and translate them into meaningful solutions for clients.
  • New York Life: Predictive Modeler - Nov 15, 2014.
    Join Analytic Science Division, an internal consulting group for the company, playing big role in company direction and decisions, and involved with a vast range of interesting projects.
  • Megaputer Intelligence: Data Analysis Consultant - Nov 15, 2014.
    Create data analysis and reporting solutions for Megaputer customers with the help of PolyAnalyst platform: experimental, proof-of-concept, implementation, and production projects. Develop successful long-term relationships with customers.
  • L'Oreal Americas: Senior Data Scientist, Connected Beauty Incubator - Nov 11, 2014.
    Help L'Oreal expand into connected beauty, use "big data" science tools to increase product performance and improve the lives of our consumers.
  • Clarity Solution Group: Data engineers - Nov 7, 2014.
    Looking for highly talented and motivated data engineers, to travel to client site and use diverse technical tools to help deliver high impact insights from structured and unstructured datasets.
  • Apple: Data Scientist - Nov 5, 2014.
    The Maps Supply Chain Management team is looking for a skilled, experienced, and motivated Data Scientist to help us discover patterns and quality issues with our local data sets.

Academic and Research positions


  • How Analytics is Shaping HR Role In Business - Nov 8, 2014.
    Human resources has been shaped by data analytics in how it can provide insights into workforce management, leading to improved utilization of human capital and stronger business strategies.

Top Tweets

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, week of Nov 10-16 - Nov 17, 2014.
    8 Steps to Becoming a Data Scientist;
    Learn How Google Understands You;
    Workday #BigData Analysis can predict which employees likely to leave;
    A Very Good #DeepLearning Tutorial;
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 12-13 - Nov 15, 2014.
    Workday #BigData Analysis can predict which employees likely to leave;
    Hacker's guide to Neural Networks and Machine Learning;
    Enough With 'Feel Good' #DataScience;
    Most Popular SlideShare Presentations on Data Mining.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 10-11 - Nov 12, 2014.
    Statistical language R on its way to the top 10;
    California rules #DataScience, but there's a very long tail;
    How to Explain #BigData to Your Grandmother;
    Using #MachineLearning to Detect Abnormalities in Time Series Data.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, week of Nov 3-9 - Nov 10, 2014.
    P-values, the "gold standards" of statistical validity, are not as reliable;
    He Tweeted, She Tweeted: A Study on Romantic Breakups;
    A population density map of France from phone calls;
    Demystifying #DataScience.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 5-6 - Nov 7, 2014.
    Good news for Data Scientists! Free access to Microsoft Azure Machine Learning;
    100 Years of Computer Science and 10 academic papers that changed computing;
    Internet Saturated Nations;
    For every job-seeker in #BigData sector there are 3.6 jobs.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 3-4 - Nov 5, 2014.
    A population density map of France derived from 1B cellphone call records;
    IBM Insight 2014;
    A reminder from Lockheed Martin that #BigData can be a slow process;
    The key language a Data Scientist should master is not R or Python, but Business.

CFP - Calls for Papers


When you consolidate all your data in one place, as is the case with many Big Data efforts, you are compounding the risk of protecting that data. Adam Fuchs, CTO of Sqrrl, AnalyticsStreet Panel Report: Frontiers and Dangers of Analytics and Big Data.