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.
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.
- 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.
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/
Drew provides a nice analysis of the popularity of programming languages.
The Central Intelligence Agency is hiring data scientists. They appear to be hiring at multiple levels. Unfortunately, the position description is quite vague. It is tough to know exactly what the CIA is looking for and technologies are currently being used at the CIA.
Data Scientist Job Posting at the CIA
This is very good read about data science at Engine Yard. It covers the following topics:
- What is a data scientist?
- What does a data scientist do?
- What are the technologies?
- Realities of Being a data scientist
Data Science at Engine Yard | Engine Yard Blog.
David Barber, Computer Science Professor at University College London, is still offering his textbook, Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning, for free. This text looks quite extensive. The website also includes matlab code for many of the algorithms in the book.