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We hear the term “machine learning” a lot these days (usually in the context of predictive analysis and artificial intelligence), but machine learning has actually been a field of its own for several decades. Only recently have we been able to really take advantage of machine learning on a broad

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Big DataData ScienceData Science 101Understanding Big Data

If you are new to the field, Big Data can be intimidating! With the basic concepts under your belt, let’s focus on some key terms to impress your date, your boss, your family, or whoever. Let’s get started: Algorithm: A mathematical formula or statistical process used to perform an analysis of

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This post appeared originally in the dataArtisans blog Six Common Streaming Misconceptions Needless to say, we here at data Artisans spend a lot of time thinking about stream processing. Even cooler: we spend a lot of time helping others think about stream processing and how to apply streaming to data

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Competent analysis is not only about understanding statistics, but about implementing the correct statistical approach or method. In this brief article I will showcase some common statistical blunders that we generally make and how to avoid them. To make this information simple and consumable I have divided these errors into

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Big DataData ScienceData Science 101Understanding Big Data

One of the coolest things about being a data scientist is being industry-agnostic. You could dive into gigabytes or even petabytes of data from any industry and derive meaningful interpretations that may catch even the industry insiders by surprise. When the global financial crisis hit the American market in 2008, few

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Using tabs or spaces when writing a new line of code has been one of the fiercest battles ever fought among coders. Because we don’t live in a perfect world where everybody indents and aligns according to the same standards, the debate is ultimately reduced to how source-code is displayed in editing software.

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