Jim Jacoban

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The white supremacist origins of "public choice theory," the bedrock of contemporary libertarian thought

Hang around libertarians long enough and eventually one of them will start talking about "public choice theory" (I last heard it raised by a …

Banking on Big Data and Analytics

<b>Banks are increasingly embracing big data and analytics, serving as a bellwether for consumer-facing industries eager to create a single view of each</b> …

Use Your Data to Get a Holistic View of the Customer

A few years ago, at LiveNation Entertainment we were accumulating a lot of data from consumers but weren’t doing much with it—and we weren’t sure what <i>could</i> be done with it (a pretty common situation for companies these days).<p>After thinking about the data strategically, we figured out ways to put it …

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 …

dimple - A simple charting API for d3 data visualisations

Simply Powerful<p>The aim of dimple is to open up the power and flexibility of d3 to analysts. It aims to give a gentle learning curve and minimal code …

APIs

4 Self-Study Machine Learning Projects

By onJanuary 3, 2014 in Start Machine Learning<p>There are many paths into the field of machine learning and most start with theory.<p>If you are a …

Machine Learning

How to Prepare Data For Machine Learning

By onDecember 25, 2013 in Machine Learning Process<p>Machine learning algorithms learn from data. It is critical that you feed them the right data for …

Machine Learning