All posts by Ryan Swanstrom

Election Day and Twitter

The Twitter Political Index tries to evaluate people’s feeling about the United States presidential candidates. There is loads of data science behind this calculation. Currently, it has Barack Obama in the lead with a score of 66, and Mitt Romney trailing with a score of 56.

Do you know of any other sites trying to predict the election by analyzing social media behavior?

P.S. If you live in the United States, now that you are done reading this post, please find some time to go vote.

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Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies | TechCrunch

Open Source Software can be great. TechCruch lists 5 fairly new open source technologies for big data.
This is probably a good list to pay attention to for the near future.

  • Storm
  • Drill
  • R
  • Gremlin
  • SAP Hana

If you are unfamiliar with some of software on the list, please read the article for more details.

Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies | TechCrunch.

Data Science Webinar

David Smith of Revolution Analytics will be presenting a webinar tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, 2012. The webinar is titled, The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics: Why data distillation and machine learning aren’t enough. Registration for the webinar is free.

David Smith is one of the most popular bloggers on the topics of data science, big data, and R. He blogs at http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/