Webinar on Data Science, May 14

This looks to be a great webinar! It is today.

Webinar on Data Science, May 14.


Plot.ly a new online Graph Tool

Plot.ly is a new site that allows for web-based plotting of graphs. The site allows a user to upload data, create a number of plots, and even write python code to generate custom graphs. Then the site has numerous export options for the graphs as well as options for sharing the graph via socia networks.

Below is an example graph via a sharable image link.

I have not had a lot of time to play around with the site, but it looks very impressive. I think there are a lot of possibilities for Plot.ly. First, I could see it used for data analysis in the cloud. Also, I could see it used for sharing plots between researchers or for publishing extra graphs to go along with publications.

Can you think of some other uses for Plot.ly?

Columbia Data Science Certificate Program

The Institute for Data Science and Engineering at Columbia University has released their first academic offering. It is a certificate program titled, Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences. The certificate program consists of 4 courses:

  1. Algorithms for Data Science
  2. Probability & Statistics
  3. Machine Learning for Data Science
  4. Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization

Columbia is currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2013. Unfortunately, the program will not initially be offered online.

Also, Columbia is planning to start a new master’s degree in data science sometime in 2014. A PhD program is supposed to come sometime after that. Some of the future programs will also be available online. Combined with the data science program at NYU, New York City is becoming a premiere academic location for learning data science.