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The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

This was a basic run-down of some basic statistical techniques that can help a data science program manager and or executive have a better …

Data Science

How To Quickly Banish Your 'Dad Bod' And Build Muscle For The Summer

A thrusting young buck at work recently approached me to ask for some tips on toning up. He does a lot of exercise but lives pretty generously. That …

Fitness

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

Internet

The Hard and Soft Skills of a Data Scientist

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

Interactive Data Visualization with D3.js, DC.js, Python, and MongoDB // Adil Moujahid // Data Analytics and more

Data visualization plays an important role in data analysis workflows. It enables data analysts to effectively discover patterns in large datasets …

Databases

Where To Find Data For Presentations and Infographics | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency

To find reliable data for presentations and infographics, you need to branch out beyond your everyday Google searches. The best data comes directly …

Using Data to Demystify Data Science

While the phrase data scientist may be growing exponentially in its usage, and the number of data scientists job requisitions following a similar …

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools

Just starting out in visualising your data? Looking for something simple to use? This is where we go<p>What data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using the internet's powerful free …

The three most common ways data junkies are using Hadoop

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Just a few weeks ago, Apache Hadoop 2.0 was declared generally available–a huge milestone for the Hadoop …

ŷhat | 10 Books for Data Enthusiasts

Synopsis<p>An overview of machine learning and the key algorithms in use today. Each chapter outlines a problem, defines an approach to solving it using …

Data Science

Data looks better naked

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

A Quick Guide To Choosing The Right Way To Use Hadoop

The market for Hadoop and related products is one of the most active in all of enterprise software. I’ve developed a simple framework that can help quickly explain the differences in the way Hadoop distributions are created and packaged, which may help you find the product that is right for you. …

Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization

We’re all fascinated by new ideas and how they can grab hold of us, influencing how we think and affecting how we take action. How does Atul Gawande (the checklist doctor) get inside my head, when others don’t? Why does Gwyneth Paltrow make me adjust my behaviors, when others can’t?<p>In business, …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …