The Livestream is available at the Strata website. Keynotes and interviews will be happening most of the day Thursday. If you would like to watch some of the videos and keynotes from today, you can view many of them on the Strata Youtube Channel. Here is a video to get you started. It is an … Continue reading Watch the Strata Livestream and Videos
Code.org is a site focused on helping people learn to code. Thanks to my friend, Clay Campbell, for introducing me to this video.
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
The Strata Conference 2013 starts today, February 26, 2013. Beginning Wednesday, many of the keynotes will be live-streamed, so you can still follow along even if you (like myself) are not physically present. The talks are always very good, and if you have a chance, it is worth catching a few of the keynotes via … Continue reading It is Strata Week
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
The very first issue of Big Data Journal is out. All the articles are freely available for download. The titles and authors of the articles look quite good. I will probably be posting more as I read through some of the articles.
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
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
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
Yhat, a new predictive modeling startup, wrote up a nice blog post about 10 R Packages I wish I knew about earlier. It is worth reading through the list. Special Thanks to Mark Nickel for pointing out this link.