Jaison Kurian

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Data Mining in Python: A Guide

Data mining and algorithms<p>Data mining is the process of discovering predictive information from the analysis of large databases. For a data …

Learn How to Manipulate Big Data With The Data Science Certification Training Bundle

Get ahead in the game.<p>These days a company might have petabytes of data coming in daily.<p>To actually use any of that information, data scientists have …

Data Science

5 EASY WAYS TO FIND GREAT STORIES IN YOUR DATA

<i>This article originally appeared on Column Five.</i><p>Data storytelling is one of the best tools out there for content marketers. But for data noobs it can …

Data Visualization

Don’t pay the for-loop tax

<i>Note: this post was originally published on my Medium profile</i><p>Once, when doing code review on a TypeScript project at my work, I came across several …

Programming

The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation, and how to avoid them

<i>Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting</i> …

Swimming Pools

How to Learn Machine Learning in 10 Days

<b>By Sebastian Raschka, Michigan State University.</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> This standout answer was from a question posed to author Sebastian Raschka during his …

Machine Learning

Statistical Significance Is Overrated

Just because something can be observed doesn't mean that it's important.<p>Ronald A. Fisher, one of the fathers of modern statistics, reportedly got on the nerves of many of his contemporaries. But if there’s a reason we should be annoyed with Fisher today, it’s for coining the misleading term …

Voting

The science behind why your shoelace knot is doomed to fail

No matter how tight you tug, it feels like some shoelaces are doomed to come untied.<p>Fret no longer, as new research from the University of …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

The Under-Sung Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois

The early Black academic who understood the value of pretty lines<p>W.E.B. Du Bois is famous for both his powerful academic research on race and class …

W. E. B. Du Bois

A Litany of Problems With p-values | Statistical Thinking

In my opinion, null hypothesis testing and p-values have done significant harm to science. The purpose of this note is to catalog the many problems …

Data Science

Hans Rosling, who turned statistics into performance art, dies at 68

Data guru Hans Rosling made it his mission to promote what he called a "fact-based worldview."<p>The Swedish public health expert and statistician died on Tuesday at the age of 68 from pancreatic cancer.<p>Rosling was a professor of international health at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute, until he …

Fake News

How to learn Python programming [Greg Laden's Blog]

Your objective is to learn Python programming. Everybody has to learn Python.You are looking for a book that will make that easier for you. One …

Python Programming

NASA & Caltech Leaders Aim to Revolutionise Big Data Visualization with VR

Virtualitics is new company started by NASA JPL and Caltech alum. offering a new platform to leverage the immersive properties of virtual reality in …

Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – …

Have Fun with Machine Learning: A Guide for Beginners

Also available in Chinese (Traditional).<p>Preface<p>This is a <b>hands-on guide</b> to machine learning for programmers with <i>no background</i> in AI. Using a neural …

Deep Learning

Python Education

Welcome to Google's Python Class -- this is a free class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python. The class …

uniquanti: Small JavaScript app to visualize basic statistics

The goal of this app is to provide an interactive interface to help learn and teach basic quantitative variables univariate and bivariate analysis …

Association Rule Mining – Not Your Typical Data Science Algorithm

Many machine learning algorithms that are used for data mining and data science work with numeric data. And many algorithms tend to be very …

Data Science

Statistical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

November 23, 2016<p>Computer scientists in systemsy fields, myself included, aren’t great at using statistics. Maybe it’s because there are so many …

How to Learn Machine Learning, The Self-Starter Way

Why Learn Machine Learning?<p>Massive Global Demand<p>The demand for machine learning is booming all over the world. Entry salaries start from $100k – …

STEM Books And Toys For Kids: Your Science Holiday Shopping Guide [Greg Laden's Blog]

I’ve reviewed, researched, and generally looked around for a selection of gifts that could work for kids ranging from very small to High School (and …

Kids

Variables & Types | Python

The Biggest Myth About P-Values

Ninety years ago, Ronald Fisher changed science forever. With his book, Statistical Methods for Researchers, the eminent English statistician …

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps

Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been …

Inside the Development of Light, the Tiny Digital Camera That Outperforms DSLRs

The creator of the new Light digital camera explains how he made it work Photo: Gabriela Hasbun Photo: Sue Tallon <b> T</b> <b>he best digital cameras today are</b> …

Mobile Photography

Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures

Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet<p>‘Beauty and horror’ in the industrially scarred landscapes of south Wales

Natural Gas

Why the Father of Modern Statistics Didn’t Believe Smoking Caused Cancer

How the ultimate stickler for correlation vs causation got tobacco wrong.

Medical Journals