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How to write good tests in R

June 30, 2016
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How to write good tests in R

Testing is an often overlooked yet critical component of any software system. In some ways this is more true of …Continue reading →

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Modeling data with functional programming – State based systems

May 19, 2016
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Modeling data with functional programming – State based systems

I’m pleased to announce the availability of my latest chapter on state based systems for my book “Modeling data with …Continue reading →

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Using Occam’s Razor to solve genius math puzzles

March 4, 2016
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Using Occam’s Razor to solve genius math puzzles

Math puzzles always tickle the brain, and this one has tickled quite a few on LinkedIn. Why are these puzzles …Continue reading →

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Is deep learning a Markov chain in disguise?

February 23, 2016
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Is deep learning a Markov chain in disguise?

Andrej Karpathy’s post “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks” made splashes last year. The basic premise is that you …Continue reading →

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7 Ways to Perplex a Data Scientist

February 2, 2016
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7 Ways to Perplex a Data Scientist

On the heels of a report showing the inefficacy of government-run cyber security, it’s imperative to understand the limitations of …Continue reading →

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Big data in ranching and animal husbandry

January 20, 2016
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Big data in ranching and animal husbandry

Another big part of the food supply comes from ranches and farms that raise and slaughter various livestock. While ranching …Continue reading →

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Big data in agriculture (DDW2.1)

January 5, 2016
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Big data in agriculture (DDW2.1)

The Data-Driven Weekly is kicking off 2016 by exploring how big data and analytics is powering data-driven business in different …Continue reading →

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The Data-Driven Weekly #1.7

December 23, 2015
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The Data-Driven Weekly #1.7

It turns out I’m not the only one who thinks AI alarmism is a bit out of hand. The ITIF …Continue reading →

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The Data-Driven Weekly #1.6

December 16, 2015
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The Data-Driven Weekly #1.6

Right on cue, this past week heralded in an announcement of OpenAI, a new non-profit started by a number of …Continue reading →

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The Data-Driven Weekly #1.5

December 9, 2015
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The Data-Driven Weekly #1.5

This week, we continue the parallel themes of deep learning and natural language processing. Last week I mentioned some papers …Continue reading →

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