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An Introduction To Recommendation Engines
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I’ve previously written a lot on data mining in the abstract; now, I want to start taking you through some practical applications. Welcome to the fascinating world of the recommendation engine- this post will walk through the concepts, and later posts will teach you how to implement your own. What

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Introduction To Bayes Theorem With Python
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About Tyler Folkman: I am currently pursuing my masters in computer science at UT Austin with a focus on machine learning and data mining. I am doing research at the intersection of healthcare and data mining as a member of the IDEAL lab and work part-time at Cognitive Scale. This tutorial

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Why You Should Learn R First For Data Science
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This article originally appeared at Sharp Sight Labs. Follow Joshua Ebner, the founder of Sharp Sight Labs, on Twitter. Read more here. Over and over, when talking with people who are starting to learn data science, there’s a frustration that comes up: “I don’t know which programming language to start

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The Importance Of Soft Skills In Data Science
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When I first started working in data, I used to think it was all about the algorithms and tools. Now banging my head against the wall has helped temper some of that. I now see the Data Science role as including at least some management consultancy. Recently Max Shron in

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The Top 100 Big Data Influencers
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Yesterday, Onalytica released their report, announcing the top 100 big data influencers, and top 100 influencing brands, based on analysis of the #BigData hashtag on Twitter. The study analysed 403,185 #BigData tweets from 69,894 users, and used their unique influencer identifying technology to determine these users’ social clout. Whereas many

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Data Mining Tops Linkedin'S List Of The Hottest Skills In 2014
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The list for 25 Hottest Skills of 2014 that got people hired according to the business networking service provider, LinkedIn, came out mid-December last year, and there has been a significant shuffling since 2013. What came out on top as the number one on this list was Statistical Analysis and

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Python Packages For Data Mining
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Just because you have a “hammer”, doesn’t mean that every problem you come across will be a “nail”. The intelligent key thing is when you use  the same hammer to solve what ever problem you came across. Like the same way when we indented to solve a datamining problem  we

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Top 10 Data Science Skills, And How To Learn Them
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One of most popular posts this year came from Ferris Jumah, a data scientist at LinkedIn, who mapped the most popular skills of data scientists by scraping LinkedIn profile data. One of the common comments amongst data scientists who came across this post- as with most of our posts focused

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Data-Visualization
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William is a Data scientist at Quora, interested in data-driven decision making to improve both product and business. Always interested in learning new things and exploring the ubiquity of data in everyday life. The Interviewees DJ Patil is VP of Product at RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). He’s held many other roles,

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Top 14 Big Data Books Of 2014
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2014 has been a huge year in big data- and big data publishing. Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Kenneth Cukier re-published and added an extra chapter to their bestselling “Big Data”; Nate Silver graced the publishing world with his presence once more with the Best American Infographics of 2014. We’ve compiled a

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