Free eBook on Big Data and Data Science

March 24, 2014

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The fine folks behind the Big Data Journal have just published a new e-book Big Data: Harnessing the Power of Big Data Through Education and Data-Driven Decision Making. (Note: Adobe Flash is required to view the e-book.) In the eBook, you'll find the following technical papers on the topics of Big Data, Data Science, and R:

  • Data Science and its Relationship to Big Data and Data-Driven Decision Making, by Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett. 
  • Predictive Modeling With Big Data: Is Bigger Really Better?, by Enric Junqué de Fortuny, David Martens, and Foster Provost. 
  • Educating the Next Generation of Data Scientists, a roundtable discussion including Edd Dumbill, Elizabeth D. Liddy, Jeffrey Stanton, Kate Mueller, and Shelly Farnham
  • Delivering Value from Big Data with Revolution R Enterprise and Hadoop, by Thomas Dinsmore and Bill Jacobs.

There's also a video introduction to the papers from yours truly. View the e-book — sponsored by Revolution Analytics — here: Big Data: Harnessing the Power of Big Data Through Education and Data-Driven Decision Making

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