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Data Science 101

Data Science 101

1. C4.5 What does it do? C4.5 constructs a classifier in the form of a decision tree. In order to do this, C4.5 is given a set of data representing things that are already classified. Wait, what’s a classifier? A classifier is a tool in data mining that takes a

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Data Science 101

“Big data” and “data science” may be some of the bigger buzzwords this decade, but they aren’t necessarily new concepts. The idea of data science spans many different fields, and has been slowly making its way into the mainstream for over fifty years. In fact, many considered last year the

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Data Science 101

Some of the most inspiring data can be found in an unexpected place… TED Talks. Here are the best talks on everything data science. Big data and data science appear on both sides of a coin: they are driving forces behind both business and science, yet they are also a

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Data Science 101Understanding Big Data

Highly effective data analysis isn’t learned overnight, but it can be learned faster. Here are 7 habits of data analysis I wish someone told me for effectively incorporating, communicating and investing in data analysis geared towards an engineering team. 1. Value simplicity of analysis over fancy algorithms If you can’t

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Data Scientist are in high demand, ranked the #1 profession in America on Glassdoor. And according to Forbes, an additional 1,700 job openings paying an average salary of $116,000 US dollars are available, contributing to an exponential expansion of the field. So are you interested in Data Science but not sure

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We have already learned the basics of the blockchain cryptocurrencies (like Bicotin) in WTF Is The Blockchain? A Guide for Total Beginners. Cryptocurrency exists solely in digital, and the chain is completely decentralized, enabling it to never just “go down.” Transfers are verified by the hard work of miners, who

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Slack is one of the fastest growing companies this year, and startup founders are going crazy over it. It offers persistent chat rooms organized by topic, as well as direct messaging. They also support the integration of other trendy, including Trello, GoogleDrive, DropBox, and GitHub. There are some 500,000 active

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Looking for the perfect podcast for your morning commute or during your downtime? Here’s a list of the best podcasts in data (in alphabetic order). Data Skeptic Unusual Angles Data Skeptic takes a different take on how we review data—thanks to some healthy skepticism, listeners come out with unusual information and knowledge.

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Blockchain: the single most confusing term since Bitcoin. Everyone has a vague idea of what it does. It’s either the ultimate evolution of financial technologies, or a silly fad that can be summed up in the disconcerting phrase: “dogechain.” In reality, major companies around the world have already shown favor

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Narrative Science has been a regular feature on Dataconomy over the past year, from Chief Scientist Kris Hammond’s post about the impact of artificial intelligence on banking, to the launch of their Quill Connect application for processing unstructured text data from social media. I think for AI in general, the goal is not to

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