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Free books on statistical learning | StatsBlogs.com | All About Statistics

(This article was originally published at Hyndsight, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)<p>Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman’s <i>Elements of Statistical Learning</i> …

Understanding Statistical Power and Significance Testing

an interactive visualization<p>Type I and Type II errors, β, α, <i>p</i>-values, power and effect sizes – the ritual of null hypothesis significance testing …

Using Metadata to find Paul Revere

London, 1772. I have been asked by my superiors to give a brief demonstration of the surprising effectiveness of even the simplest techniques of the …

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …

Meet The Data Scientist: How Hilary Mason Turns Research Into Business Solutions

Hilary Mason, chief scientist at Bitly, makes meaning out of massive data sets. Or, as she describes it, she “pushes potential forward.”<p>Bitly grew up with the social web. Going on five years in operation, your favorite URL-shortener now sees tens of millions of links shared per day. Those links see …

Visualization is the future: 6 startups re-imagining how we consume data

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Although visualization is hardly the most technologically challenging part of the data-analysis puzzle, it’s arguably the most …

Banks Looking To Cash In By Mining Social Data

Across industries, organizations are collecting and using large sets of data to get a leg up on the competition. One industry that has been particularly aggressive at harnessing the power of data is the banking business.<p>And it’s no wonder. In 2009, the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that U.S. …

Facebook unveils Presto engine for querying 250 PB data warehouse

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>At a conference for developers at Facebook (s fb) headquarters on Thursday, engineers working for the …

Under the covers of the NSA’s big data effort

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / hauhu<p>The NSA’s data collection practices have much of America — and certainly the tech community — on …

HP's Project HAVEn rationalizes HP's portfolio while giving businesses a path to total data analysis

HP's new data analytics platform, announced today in Las Vegas, is designed to help organizations overcome the roadblocks to big data success and …

It’s a beautiful thing when free data meets free analytics

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>All the free data-analysis tools in the world aren’t too useful if there aren’t also some free datasets available to analyze. …

iPhone 4 sales could be blocked in US after Samsung 3G patent victory

Samsung has won a surprise victory in a patent battle with Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G-capable iPad 2 banned from sale in the US.<p>The …

NASA's Newest View of the Sun

Tallulah Kidd plays Violin at SPACE-X !!

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Ice Volcano Found on Saturn Moon Titan

SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time, scientists now have solid evidence for an ice volcano on Saturn's moon Titan, according to a new study.<p>Instead …

There's a hole in the sun, NASA says

During the latter part of last week, a huge void rotated across the face of the sun.<p>But never fear, it isn’t a sign of the “end times” or some weird sci-fi stellar malnourishment: This particular hole is a coronal hole. Though it may be a well-known phenomenon, it is noteworthy — it’s the largest …

5 Ways To Make Any Piece Of Tech Sexy

As companies move their sophisticated technologies from industry into the broader market, they need to take their design cues from consumer products.<p>Recently, I met with a senior manager of a business that builds very unsexy handheld analytical instruments. “My product is just an industrial …

The best ice cream in London

Check out our sticky-fingered guide to the best cold stuff in the capital. We've put together a list of top-notch ice-cream parlours serving …

Google Will Soon Launch Google Web Designer, A Free HTML5 Development Tool For Creating Web Apps, Sites And Ads

Google will soon launch Google Web Designer, an HTML5 development tool for “creative professionals.” The service, Google says, will launch within “the coming months” and is meant to “empower creative professionals to create cutting-edge advertising as well as engaging web content like sites and …

Watch: A Superb Introduction To The Wide World Of Infographics

Most people who know Co.Design know us, at least in part, for running a lot of infographics (or data visualizations, if you prefer that term). A lot of the time, we find that people are amazed by the images, but they don’t really understand why–what makes these pictures so entrancing, and are they …

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Liberator gun made with consumer 3D printer, plastic pistol fires nine shots successfully (video)

Defense Distributed's plan is to put the power of guns in the hands of every person with access to the internet and a 3D printer. Until now, however, we'd only seen the Liberator pistol built using an expensive industrial-grade printer -- despite the fact that the blueprints for gun have been …