2 votes
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Revolution R Enterprise With Apache Hadoop for 'Big Analytics'!

Big Data and Hadoop seem to be tied together these days. Whenever you hear the big data, you'll probably hear hadoop afterward. I have been always curious to know about hadoop, to know how map-reduced technology differs from SQL and to know how R can be used with Apache Hadoop.

3 votes
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Right now: MATLAB Virtual Conference 2012

This is a last minute call for the MATLAB Virtual Conference that is going on right now. Presentations will be about the new features of MATLAB 2012a version, as well as the application of MATLAB and Simulink in academic research. "Whether you are new to MathWorks products or an experienced user, the MATLAB Virtual Conference will show you how to get the most out of MATLAB® and Simulink®." 

3 votes
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What is the difference between big data and Analytics? O'Reilly's Interview with Jeremy Howard

A very interesting interview with Jeremy Howard on the difference between big data and analytics. Jeremy Howard is Kaggle's president and chief scientist.

Wired Magazine have labeled Jeremy as the accidental scientist. To learn more about Jeremy please read this very interesting article.

4 votes
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the data science debate: domain expertise or machine learning?

Strata 2012 had a very interesting debate (watch the debate) on the motion:

"In data science, domain expertise is more important than machine learning skill."

2 votes
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A fascinating way to understand US in a converging world

You might have heard of Prof. Hans Rosling and his famous visualization tool Grapminder. The video below is one of his presentations on CNN to explain the economic trend in last 150 years and how the rest of the world caught up to the U.S. This video is provided under this Creative Commons License.

If you are interested in the Grapminder bubles, please visit the official website of Hans Rosling.

2 votes
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NASA's "Eyes on the Earth" Most Recent Version Released.

A while ago, I posted about the amazing NASA's "Eyes on the Earth 3D" system for visualization of the observing satellites that are constantly rotating around the Earth and sending us valuable information. Today, I would like to inform you about the release of the most recent version of this system. More interesting features have been added to this system. One of the main enhancements is the "Image of the Day" feature in collaboration with NASA JPL and NASA GSFC.

2 votes
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Actuarial Analytics in R - Free Webinar!

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time

Presenter: Mr. James Guszcza, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

About the webinar (from revolutionanalytics.com):

2 votes
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Python, a Reasonable Platform for Scientific Programming with NumPy & SciPy!

Python is a great general purpose programming language. Python is also a reasonable platform for scientific computing, due to the SciPy and NumPy projects.

NumPy is a fundamental library needed for scientific computing with Python. This Open Source library contains:

a powerful N-dimensional array object

3 votes
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MCMC programming in R, Python, Java and C

Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) is a powerful simulation technique for exploring posterior distributions that arise in Bayesian Statistics.

2 votes
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R is ready for Business

As well known, R is one of the best programming languages and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Now, R is ready to support the growing needs of commercial users -- "Revolution R" products. It represents that the ongoing development of the R language evolves from an open-source academic research tool to a commercial application for industrial use. Revolution R Enterprise includes all of the R's advanced data analysis and graphics capabilities, plus visual IDE & debugger, the ability of handling big data, scalable & secure web deployment...



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