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Is Rooftop Solar Finally Good Enough to Disrupt the Grid?

Over the past two decades, there have been many attempts to reform the electric utility market. The costly and complex operations of transporting energy have made utilities natural monopolies, while regulatory barriers and the high fixed costs of building and maintaining regional electrical grid …

Tutorial To Implement k-Nearest Neighbors in Python From Scratch

By onSeptember 12, 2014 in Algorithms From Scratch<p>The k-Nearest Neighbors algorithm (or kNN for short) is an easy algorithm to understand and to …

The Data Scientist at Work

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ŷhat | Python Sparse Random Projections

So what techniques should you be using for dimensionality reduction? PCA? Approximate PCA? Kernel PCA?<p>Well, that depends.<p>See Bubbles' quote on …

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The Data Science Toolkit - The Future Web Toolkit

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Book review: Practical Data Analysis | | All About Statistics

(This article was originally published at John D. Cook » Statistics, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)<p>Many people have drawn Venn diagrams to locate …

Data scientists needed: Why this career is exploding right now

If you’re looking into a career as a data scientist, you may soon become one of the most sought-after people in your industry.<p>Given that job posting for data scientists increased 15,000 percent between 2011 and 2012 alone, according to FICO, if you’re <i>not</i> looking for a career as a data scientist, …