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Making you an expert in reporting, analytics & PPC

10-MINUTE READ · By Tina Arnoldi. A conversion happens on your website when someone takes a desirable action that moves them closer to becoming a …

AdWords

No winners in the U.S. Powerball lottery, jackpot grows

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - No one took home the Powerball prize on Wednesday, pushing the jackpot up to $403 million, one of the largest in history, game officials said.<p>The next drawing will be held on Saturday after no lottery players matched the numbers - 07 32 41 47 61, with the Powerball 03 - on …

Fantasy football advice, Week 1: Who to start/sit for Giants vs. Cowboys

Dan Ciarrocchi reviews who needs to be in your fantasy lineup or on the bench for an NFC East showdown.<p><b>New York Giants</b><p><b>Start ‘em</b><p>Odell Beckham, Jr. was surprisingly held in check by the Cowboys in 2015, totaling just 79 yards over two games after running all over them in his rookie season. No, …

Hitchhiker's Guide to Data Science, Machine Learning, R, Python

Originally posted on Data Science Central<p>Thousands of articles and tutorials have been written about data science and machine learning. Hundreds of …

2016 Fantasy Football Strategy: Deep sleepers for 10- and 12-team leagues

Most leagues feature 10 or 12 owners, but not all of those owners know what to do with their late-round picks. Dave Richard has uncovered some sweet …

Fantasy Football Preseason Takeaway: Running back info you can't draft without

Running backs aren't necessarily dominant in the early rounds, but Fantasy owners still chase the ones with big upside. Dave Richard breaks down the …

15 players to target in fantasy drafts

15<p>Matt Patterson/Associated Press<p>Round 1: Lamar Miller, RB, Texans<p>Miller just sneaks into the first round (ADP 1.09), and I think he's a prime player …

Fantasy Football

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has increasingly gained more popularity in the past couple of years. …

9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine …

R-bloggers

A new version of Choroplethr is now on CRAN! You can get it by typing the following from the R Console: I encourage all... The post Choroplethr …

Data Science

Learn Python for Data Science - Online Course

1<p>Python Basics<p>An introduction to the basic concepts of Python. Learn how to use Python both interactively and through a script. Create your first …

Data Science

We Tried Weightlifting For Six Weeks And Here's What Happened

A three-times-a-week program that even fitness newbies can do.<p>Or, well, we decided we wanted to become at least a <i>little</i> bit stronger. Both of us are pretty fit people (averaging 2-5 workouts per week), but neither of us had any real prior experience with weight training. The free weight area always …

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics

With BeyondCore Analyst for Office, predictive analytics starts to get easier

BeyondCore automates otherwise manual portions of predictive analytics work, right inside Microsoft Office. That's the kind of integration predictive …

Data Warehousing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is About to Break Titanic’s Record

Today in how many box office records can <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> break, Disney reports that the new film will end 2015 with a domestic total of …

Movies

Sentiment Analysis on Donald Trump using R and Tableau

Recently, the presidential candidate Donal Trump has become controversial. Particularly, associated with his provocative call to temporarily bar …

Massachusetts police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts police were searching on Monday for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian as he attempted to cross a busy highway north of Boston late on Sunday.<p>The victim of the crash, which occurred in Saugus, was not immediately identified, but the Massachusetts State …

The New Analytics Professional: Landing A Job In The Big Data Era

Along with the usual pomp and celebration of college commencements and high school graduation ceremonies we’re seeing now, the end of the school year also brings the usual brooding and questions about careers and next steps. Analytics is no exception, and with the big data surge continuing to fuel …

Big Data

Online Courses in Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Science from Statistics.com

Here is a schedule of upcoming courses from Statistics.com.<p>Jan 17 -<br>Feb 14<p>Decision Trees and Rule-Based Segmentation. (4 weeks, online) This course …

The Gospel of Father John Misty

Father John Misty pulls up to the Chateau Marmont in a rented Hyundai. It's two in the afternoon in Hollywood, and he's hankering for some $18 …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

'Middle-Out' Economics: Why the Right's Supply-Side Dogma Is Wrong

As President Obama embarks on a new economic-policy push, that will be his mantra. Here's what he means.<p><i>Once upon a time, in the middle of the last century, America had a thriving economy in which the middle class was at the center and everyone -- poor and rich alike -- did better. But then,</i> …

China’s ghost cities epitomize the problem with printing money Paul Krugman-style

In a recent article in Quartz, Gwynn Guilford made the crucial point that the turbulence in China’s financial system is a debt crisis, not a liquidity crisis. She explains:<p>What it means is that China’s massive stimulus from 2009 to 2011 sunk money into projects that are generating little or no …

International Monetary Fund