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Putting Analytics into the Decision-Making Workflow with Apache Spark

Data-driven businesses use analytics to inform and support their decisions. In many companies, marketing, sales, finance, and operations departments …

Big Data

A Guide to Visualisations

Dictionary.com defines visualisation as:<p><i>To make</i> <i>visual</i> <i>or visible.</i><p><i>To form a mental image of.</i><p>I would add to this and suggest that to ‘visualise’ is to …

Infographics

7 tips for designing killer infographics

Infographics are becoming more and more popular, and many businesses are pumping them out as a primary form of content.<p>What do you do, though, if …

Programmatically create interactive Powerpoint slides with R

Powerpoint is a powerful application for creating presentations, and allows you to include all sorts of text, pictures, animations and interactivity …

14 Great Machine Learning, Data Science, R , DataViz Cheat Sheets

5 steps to actually learn data science

<b>By Vik Paruchuri (Dataquest.io)</b>.<p>It’s an exciting time for data science. The field is new, but growing quickly. There’s huge demand for data …

13 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Profiles in One Hour or Less

Considering how much time people spend on social media everyday, it’s kind of funny—or is it sad?—that most of us find ourselves too busy to actually …

Social Media Marketing

The Art and Science of Effective Dashboard Design | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

<i>By Jen Underwood and Jaimie Fox</i><p>Dashboards can be a powerful way to communicate insights. All too often dashboard potential is not fully realized as a …

Second Pillar of Mapping Data to Visualizations: Visual Encoding

This is just one example, but if you have other types of data, you will need a guide in order to determine which visual encoding method is best for …

Data Visualization

Twitter Analytics with Qlik Sense

Since a few months Twitter allows their users to do more on analytics from their own tweets. Not only do they provide a download to your tweets and …

The Data Science Workflow

When dealing with data, it helps to have a well defined workflow. Specifically, whether we want to perform an analysis with the sole intent of …

A road map to become a Data Scientist

I receive a lot of questions regarding which books one should read to become a Data Miner/Data Scientist. Here is a suggested reading list, and also …

How to become a Data Scientist for Free

<b>By Nir Goldstein, ReSkill</b>.<p>Statistical analysis and data mining were the top skills that got people hired in 2014 based on LinkedIn analysis of 330 …

5 Easy-to-Create Infographics Types That Work for Any Niche

Infographics have become the darling of the social media world. You can’t spend more than five minutes on Pinterest without seeing an infographic …

Infographics

Five Interactive R Visualizations With D3, ggplot2, & RStudio

Plotly has a new R API and ggplot2 library for making beautiful graphs. The API lets you produce interactive D3.js graphs with R. This post has five …

How to Tell What’s Working on Social Media: An Introduction to Social Media Stats and Reports

How are things going for you on social media?<p>I remember sometimes being a bit fuzzy with my answer to that question. I’ll have been really enjoying …

Social Media

5 New R Packages for Data Scientists

by Joseph Rickert<p>One great beauty of the R ecosystem, and perhaps the primary reason for R’s phenomenal growth, is the system for contributing new …

Basic Twitter Analytics: Free Tools, Excel Cheats, and Inside Tips

Is Twitter dead? Probably not.<p>Twitter is making use of this traffic without logging into the platform.<p>If you are a blogger, marketer or in business, …

Social Media

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

Zeetings Adds Interactivity And Analytics To Your Presentations

Tired of making (or watching) the same old PowerPoint presentations? An Australian startup called Zeetings gives you new tools to interact with your audience and track their engagement.<p>“Despite the fact that we’ve got completely new capabilities in our hands in terms of technology, presentations …

InterAct

How to Make Data Sexy and Why Our Future Depends on It

Understanding the needs, wants and opportunities data presents is commercially critical to all of us.

This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need

(This article was first published on <b>The DataCamp Blog » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>You might find that loading data into R can be quite …

Databases

4 Great Resources for Presenting Your Data Creatively | Inc.com

Having the technical know-how to bring quantitative visions into beautiful, understandable focus is not only a sought-after skill among employers, but it's really important for making sense out of the oceans of data we're all swamped with each day. What you may see as attractive and intuitive on …

Data Visualization

The Art Of Visualization: A Best-Practice Guide

20-July-2015<p>Self-service business intelligence (BI) tools are a big hit and have permanently changed the BI landscape. Their ease of use, …

KPI Dashboard Tools and Free Templates

Excel Dashboard School! Download free dashboard templates and gauge chart tutorial! Turn your data into kpi dashboard using professional Excel add-in!

Tools for Data Visualization in R, Python, and Julia

<b>For Python</b>:<p>Seaborn - A visualization library based upon matplotlib. Although not interactive, the visualizations can be very nice.<br>• Bokeh - Bokeh …