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Is Regression Analysis Really Machine Learning?

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>What separates statistics from machine learning?<p>That's a broad topic which has been treated many times. Much of what has …

IBM Announces A Universal Platform For Data Science

A data scientist, it’s been said, is a statistician who works in Silicon Valley, which is another way of saying that the term has attained true buzzword status. The potential to be unlocked is undeniable, but so far, there has been no shortage of disappointment and frustration. Truth be told, the …

Big Data

Are You Using the Right Tools for Your Data Science Projects?

<i>Guest blog post by Bob Hayes, PhD, originally posted here. Bob is the Chief Research Officer at AnalyticsWeek. and President of Business Over</i> …

Data Science

How Data Scientists Extract Value from Data [Infographic]

Building a successful data science program in your company relies on a good understanding of the data professionals who extract insights and value …

Data Science

Making data analytics easier for data scientists, developers, and DevOps

It used to be a lot harder to ingest, process, and analyze data. Technical advances in machine learning tools, the adoption of public and private …

9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine …

Business Technology

The real prerequisite for machine learning isn’t math, it’s data analysis

(This article was first published on <b> r-bloggers – SHARP SIGHT LABS</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)When beginners get started with machine …

Data Science

Can data save democracy?

In the past decade, there’s been a steady breakdown of democracy in America.<p>Between Donald Trump’s demagoguery, ongoing government-sanctioned mass surveillance, and an electoral process dictated by media and money, even the concept of democracy is dangerously open to interpretation.<p>Data, that …

Data science sexiness: Your guide to Python and R, and which one is best

Many data scientists use Python to solve their problems: 40 percent of respondents to a definitive data science survey conducted by O’Reilly used Python, which was more than the 36 percent who used Excel.<p>This has spawned one of the largest programming communities in the world, filled with brilliant …

Data Science

Study Big Data Through Online Learning

In the 21st-century workforce, knowledge of big data is useful in virtually any industry, experts say. It was the desire for a degree in the field …

How is open source transforming data science?

Open source initiatives are reshaping the face of data science, bringing data professionals together to achieve previously infeasible goals. In this …

Big Data

The Right Process For Big Data Analytics Profit

The term “Big Data” is relatively new, but the challenge it represents, realizing value from voluminous, complex and growing electronic data resources, has existed for decades. So has a meaningful, open standard for data analysis that was specifically developed for dealing with massive datasets; …

Big Data

Are We Mining Data Instead Of Answering Questions?

One of the most striking things about the “big data” world of today is the focus on mining data over answering questions. So many projects start with asking what data is easily obtainable and which tools are most easily amenable to working with that dataset, rather than asking what question the …

Data Science

The Evolution Of The Data Scientist | Articles | Big Data

Evolution might be considered to be an unusual word to describe the advancement of the Data Scientist. After all, evolution is defined as: 'The way …

BrandPost: Does Big Data Need Citizen Data Scientists?

In my discussions with CIOs in the #CIOChat, it looks like big data is moving out of something CIOs were comfortable experimenting with and into …

Big Data

p-Hacking the Analytic Results

Let’s start with a comic, shall we? Read the comic about “significant discovery” below. This is going to be our fun topic for today!<br>Before we …

Data Science

Scientists are asking the wrong questions of big data

Big Data has changed all that. These days, tremendous volumes of information are being generated and collected through new technologies, be they large telescope arrays, DNA sequencers or Facebook.<p>The data is vast, but the kinds of data and the formats they take are also new. Consider the hourly …

Big Data

How to replace a pie chart

Yesterday a family member forwarded me a Wall Street Journal interview titled What Data Scientists Do All Day At Work. The title intrigued me …

What Data Scientists Do All Day at Work

Ram Narasimhan of GE talks about the importance of curiosity and what makes his day<p>Demand for data scientists is growing, driven by companies and government agencies that are flooded with data and struggling to make sense of it.<p>But what exactly do data scientists do? Wall Street Journal reporter …

Wall Street

Why an MIT PhD Says Big-Data Education Is Now 'Fundamentally Important'

Let’s wander outside our Boston bubble for a moment and direct our attention to Lowell. That’s right, Lowell. It might seem like the last time that …

Big Data

America's High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries' High School Dropouts

A new study confirms what many Americans already knew deep in their hearts: We're not good at math.<p>Not only that, but when it comes to technology skills, we're dead last compared with other developed countries.<p>The PIAAC study — the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies — looks …

Education

Tool: 31 Resources to Learn AI & Deep Learning, From Beginner to Advanced

I. Background<p>I’ve spent the last few weeks learning, well, about deep learning. I’ve parsed through the internet, read a ton, and tried to get a …

A Complete Tutorial to learn Data Science in R from Scratch

Introduction<p>R is a powerful language used widely for data analysis and statistical computing. It was developed in early 90s. Since then, endless …

Data Science

Why data science is just grade school math and writing

Though we keep mythologizing data science, its most important work is pretty basic.<p>Say the words "data science" and images of number-crunching …

Data Science

What counts as artificially intelligent? AI and deep learning, explained

Artificial intelligence seems to have become ubiquitous in the technology industry. AIs, we’re told, are replying to our emails on Gmail, learning how to drive our cars, and sorting our holiday photos. Mark Zuckerberg is even building one to help out around the house. The problem is that the …

Tech Reading Tips on Azure, Java, Data Science and the Internet of Things

<b>What is Data Science?</b><br>This report examines the many sides of data science — the technologies, the companies, and the unique skill sets …

Google ups the ante in the machine learning wars

Google Inc. is shaking up the open-source ecosystem. In November, the search giant released the code for an internally-developed machine learning …

Machine Learning

11 Internet of Things Predictions You Need to Know

This tech trend is growing fast. Here are a few ideas on how big it's going to be.<p>If you follow tech news, you've probably heard about the Internet …

Six categories of Data Scientists

We are now at 9 categories after a few updates. Just like there are a few categories of statisticians (biostatisticians, statisticians, …