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30+ Creative Infographics to Keep Your Mind Active and Entertained

Infographics are fun, creative ways to visualize all types of information. By displaying information in colorful, graphic charts, designers are changing the way we view data. Whether its laying out U.S. policy on maternity leave or teaching the Dothraki language to <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans, there are …

Nice graphic? Are they taking the p…

(This article was first published on <b> R – What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Yes, it started with a …

Data Visualization

Marijuana Arrests Hit A Two-Decade Low But Are Still An Outrage

FBI statistics released this week show that the number of marijuana arrests in the United States, after rising slightly in 2014, fell by 8%t last year, reaching the lowest level in two decades. The total was nevertheless more than twice the number in 1991, before a nationwide cannabis crackdown …

Cannabis

Your Body Text Is Too Small

Why website body text should be bigger, and ways to optimize it.<p>Body text is the key component in communicating the main bulk of a message or story, …

The evolution of advanced analytics in Spark

Over the past few years, Spark has quickly grown from a research project to probably the most active open source project in parallel computing today. …

Big Data

Question: What's missing in Microsoft's data science professional degree?

Hint: It's relational<b>Comment</b> Microsoft grabbed the headlines this week when it announced a Professional Degree Program at its annual partner …

Databases

15 wondrous examples of data visualization

<b>They say a picture is worth a thousand words.</b>Which must mean that data visualization is worth an indeterminate amount of numbers... right?Regardless, …

Data Visualization

Excel Reporting: 5 Reasons Why It Is Bad For Business

We’ve entered the age of big data, in which more and more companies are seeing the value and importance of data in many different areas of their business, from market and customer research, to internal sales figures and HR analytics.<p>But we’ve also entered big data’s awkward teenage years when more …

Data Visualization

The Role of a Data Scientist in 2016

Already crowned as the best job in America for 2016, the definition and skill set required to be a data scientist is in a constant state of flux. …