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The Trials and Tribulations of Data Visualization for Good

“I love big data. It’s got such potential for <i>storytelling</i>.” At DataKind, we hear some version of this narrative every week. As more and more social …

Deep Learning

Can I get a PDF of this book?<p>No, our contract with MIT Press forbids distribution of too easily copied electronic formats of the book.<p>Why are you …

Deep Learning

Aleksey Bilogur— Blog

Using the missingno package to visualize missing data<p>03/28/2016<p>Once your data is safely localized, one of the first and most important things that …

Data Visualization

NYC subway math

Apparently MTA (the company running the NYC subway) has a real-time API. My fascination for the subway takes autistic proportions and so obviously I …

5 Skills You Need to Become a Machine Learning Engineer

Interested in Machine Learning? You are not alone! More people are getting interested in Machine Learning every day. In fact, you’d be hard pressed …

Tensorflow — Neural Network Playground

Orange and blue are used throughout the visualization in slightly different ways, but in general orange shows negative values while blue shows …

Deep Learning

Podcast: Riley Newman on Data Science for Startups

When Riley Newman joined Airbnb nearly six years ago, he was one of 10 employees and working from the co-founders’ apartment.Today he leads a team of …

The 8-Bit Game That Makes Statistics Addictive

Please make it stop.<p>Before I started playing Guess the Correlation, I didn’t expect to spend an hour of my Easter weekend obsessing over an 8-bit video game, much less one based on something that many scientists do every day. I also didn’t expect to be hypnotized by graph after graph of black dots, …

Million-dollar babies

THAT a computer program can repeatedly beat the world champion at Go, a complex board game, is a coup for the fast-moving field of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Doing Data Science Right — Your Most Common Questions Answered

Veteran data leaders Jeremy Stanley (Instacart, Sailthru) and Daniel Tunkelang (LinkedIn) walk through the wheres, whats, whys and hows of building …

Big Data Analysis Is Changing the Nature of Sports Science - MIT Technology Review

The best-selling book <i>Moneyball</i> by Michael Lewis changed the way people thought about sport, particularly for those owners, managers, and players with …

Engineers Shouldn’t Write ETL: A Guide to Building a High Functioning Data Science Department

“What is the relationship like between your team and the data scientists?” This is, without a doubt, the question I’m most frequently asked when …

Big Data

Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success

Diving into Data Journalism: Strategies for your newsroom

Diving into Data Journalism: Strategies for getting started or going deeper<p>A few years ago, the digital revolution sparked upheaval — and in many …

Journalism

BallR: Interactive NBA Shot Charts with R and Shiny

The NBA’s Stats API provides data for every single shot attempted during an NBA game since 1996, including location coordinates on the court. I built …

Data Visualization

Strata Data Conference in San Jose 2018

Drive business results with data<p>Every year thousands of top <b>data scientists, analysts, engineers, and executives</b> converge at Strata Data …

Big Data

Combine Python scikit-learn with Unity3D. And Stir Vigorously.

Click to see animation.<p>For the past month I have been heads-down experimenting with ways of “turning analytics inside out” within a virtual data …

Machine Learning

How to make any plot in ggplot2?

ggplot2 is the most elegant and aesthetically pleasing graphics framework available in R. It has a nicely planned structure to it. This tutorial …

Data Science

Machine Learning is Fun! Part 2

Using Machine Learning to generate Super Mario Maker levels<p><b>Update:</b> <i>This article is part of a series. Check out the full series:</i> <i>Part 1</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 2</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 3</i><i>,</i></i> …

Introducing Guesstimate, a Spreadsheet for Things That Aren’t Certain

Existing spreadsheet software is made for analyzing tables of data. Excel, Google Sheets, and similar tools are fantastic for doing statistics on …

Data Science

Inside OpenAI: Will Transparency Protect Us From Artificial Intelligence Run Amok?

Last Friday at the Neural Information and Processing Systems conference in Montreal, Canada, a team of artificial intelligence luminaries announced …

Artificial Intelligence

Bayes's Theorem: What's the Big Deal?

I’m not sure when I first heard of Bayes’ theorem. But I only really started paying attention to it over the last decade, after a few of my wonkier …

Statistics

Why too much evidence can be a bad thing

Other areas where the paradox of unanimity emerges are numerous and diverse. Abbott describes several below, in his own words:<p>1) The recent …

Equations

Finding the Right Color Palettes for Data Visualizations

While good color palettes are easy to come by these days, finding the right color palette for data visualizations is still quite challenging.<p>At …

The NYT's best data visualizations of the year — Information is Beautiful Awards

As we reported when the longlist went public, the superlative New York Times Graphics team was unable to take part in the awards as their editorial …

Image Processing + Machine Learning in R: Denoising Dirty Documents Tutorial Series

Colin Priest finished 2nd in the Denoising Dirty Documents playground competition on Kaggle. He blogged about his experience in an excellent tutorial …

Personal Projects

1/24/2015<p>After contributing to the Rfacebook package, I realized there wasn’t a package to connect to the LinkedIn API and decided to create one.<p>The …

APIs

The Quartz guide to bad data

<b>An exhaustive reference to problems seen in real-world data along with suggestions on how to resolve them.</b><p>As a reporter your world is full of data. …

Data Science