Latex Documents Online

Although not specific to data science, if you write a lot of documents with mathematical notation, you are probably familiar with $latex \LaTeX$. $latex \LaTeX$ is a typesetting system common for mathematics. There are now some nice resources to help you write and produce $latex \LaTeX$ documents collaboratively on the web. ShareLatex $latex \LaTeX$ writing … Continue reading Latex Documents Online

Data Scientist: Consider the Curriculum

A while back James Kobielus wrote the article, Data Scientist: Consider the Curriculum. It contains one of the best descriptions of a data science curriculum I have seen.  Also the article includes a list of algorithms/modeling techniques that should be known by a data scientist. Below is the list from the article. linear algebra basic … Continue reading Data Scientist: Consider the Curriculum

NYU Launches New Center For Data Science

New York University has just launched some Data Science programs via the new Center for Data Science. ... to establish the country’s leading data science training and research facilities at NYU. Part of the announcement is an M.S. in Data Science. Applications for the initial class, starting Fall 2013, are now being accepted. The Center … Continue reading NYU Launches New Center For Data Science

Quandl – A Search Engine for Datasets

I just found this site a couple days ago. Quandl is a new startup that is a search engine for datasets. The site really has a lot of data (over 2 million datasets). Plus the data can be sorted, filtered, graphed, combined, and finally downloaded in many different formats (Excel, JSON, R, csv, XML). Most … Continue reading Quandl – A Search Engine for Datasets

12 Useful Tips for Machine Learning

Pedro Domingos of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington provides a very useful paper with tips for machine learning. The paper is title, A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning [pdf]. Below are the 12 useful tips. LEARNING = REPRESENTATION + EVALUATION + OPTIMIZATION IT’S GENERALIZATION THAT … Continue reading 12 Useful Tips for Machine Learning