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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 …

100 Data Science Interview Questions and Answers (General) for 2018

<i>Latest Update made on March 20, 2018</i><p>Hone yourself to be the ideal candidate at your next data scientist job interview with these frequently asked …

Max Levchin: Daily Routines, Startup Advice, and Working with Elon Musk

It’s hard to fully grasp how much Max Levchin has accomplished in such a short period of time. His career took off back in 1998 when, at the young …

7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p><i>Getting started</i>. Two of the most de-motivational words in the English language. The first step is often the hardest to …

It’s Paul Krugman vs. Noam Chomsky: This is the history we need to understand Paris, ISIS

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last …

A Refresher on Regression Analysis

You probably know by now that whenever possible you should be making data-driven decisions at work. But do you know how to parse through all of the data available to you? The good news is that you likely don’t have to do the number crunching yourself (hallelujah!) but you do need to correctly …

Data Science

The Bicentennial of George Boole, the Man Who Laid the Foundations of the Digital Age

Isaac Newton, Wikipedia tells us, “is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific …

Mathematics

16 analytic disciplines compared to data science

What are the differences between data science, data mining, machine learning, statistics, operations research, and so on?<p>Here I compare several …

DIY Smart Mirrors

A reflection of our society<p>What's the first thing you do when you wake up? I suspect you reach over to the nightstand, grab your phone and see what …

Raspberry Pi

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms

Machine Learning

Data Science Interview Questions

Source: Data Science: An Introduction<p>Our IT4BI Master studies finished, and the next logical step after graduation is finding a job. I was interested …

Q&A: Celtics Director of Basketball Analytics David Sparks discusses career path since earning Ph.D. at Duke

<i>David Sparks, director of basketball analytics for the Boston Celtics, graduated from Duke with a Ph.D. in political science in 2012, and earned his</i> …

Basketball

Fourteen Wall Street Veterans Share the Best Advice They've Ever Received

Wall Street has a reputation as a cutthroat place with an intense working environment. Those who survive rarely get there on their own, however, and …

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

What are Banks Doing With Blockchain Technology? [Infographic]

If you are wondering why there is so much buzz around blockchain and what the banks are doing with it, then this is the right place. The financial …

Financial Services

General Theory of Relativity explained: The beautiful simplicity (and weird time sags) of Einstein's 100-year-old masterpiece

In his youth, Albert Einstein spent a year loafing aimlessly. You don't get anywhere by not "wasting" time – something, unfortunately, which the …

A Major Bank Just Made Global Financial "Meltdown" Its Base Case: "The Worst The World Has Ever Seen"

When it comes to the epic bubble in China's economy, it really boils down to one - or rather two - things: a vast debt build up (by now everybody …

What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What kind of jobs do software engineers who earn $500k per year do?</i> <i>Answer by Amin Ariana, Innovation Growth Engineer.</i><p>Disclosure: I’m an ex-Googler. This answer does not represent the company.<p>The premise of the question is somewhat misguided in that there …

Gender

You Don't Have to Be Good at Math to Learn to Code

Learning to program involves a lot of Googling, logic, and trial-and-error—but almost nothing beyond fourth-grade arithmetic.<p>I’m not in favor of anyone learning to code unless she really wants to. I believe you should follow your bliss, career-wise, because most of the things you’d buy with all the …

Mathematics

Doing Data Science at Twitter

A reflection of my two year Journey so far. Sample size N = 1<p>Motivation<p>On June 17, 2015, I celebrated my two year #Twitterversary @Twitter. Looking …

Data Science

Blockchain for Banks Probably Can't Hurt

It's certainly better than scurrying around for 20 days looking for your fax machine.

Is Python going to be better than R for Big Data Analytics and Data Science? #rstats #python

Uptil now the R ecosystem of package developers has mostly shrugged away the Big Data question. In a fascinating insight Hadley Wickham said this in …

Python Programming

Software For The Full-Stack Era

Maxwell Wessel Contributor<p>Maxwell Wessel is a VC at Sapphire Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Building A Framework For Sustainability<br>• Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”<p>Roy Ng Contributor<p>Roy Ng is COO of Twilio.<p>The history of software is dominated by companies that automated how the …

What is Big Data? A super simple explanation for everyone

The term “Big Data” may have been around for some time now, but there is still quite a lot of confusion about what it actually means. In truth, the …

The best free courses on the web for becoming a data science master

If you’re just getting into data science, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Did you waste all that time in college for nothing? Are you going to be far …

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts

John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries<p>On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left …

High School

Data Scientist Skills: Must Have’s

Data Scientists are big data wranglers with rare hybrid of skillset. Having only technical qualifications merely will not help you land a top gig as …

Data Science

JIM CHANOS: There's a 'disaster waiting to happen' in the oil and gas industry

"[W]e're just seeing that … these guys like Exxon and Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell are simply replacing $20 [per barrel] oil with $80 oil," Chanos said May 24 on the PBS television program "Wall Street Week." "So high return-on-capital businesses are becoming more mundane return-on-capital …