# Posts Tagged ‘ operations research ’

## Survey of Data Science / Analytics / Big Data / Applied Stats / Machine Learning etc. Practitioners

May 10, 2012
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As I’ve discussed here before, there is a debate raging (ok, maybe not raging) about terms such as “data science”, “analytics”, “data mining”, and “big data”. What do they mean, how do they overlap, and perhaps most importantly, who are the people who work in these fields? Along with two other DC-area Data Scientists, Marck

## making meat shares more efficient with R and Symphony

May 9, 2011
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$making meat shares more efficient with R and Symphony$

In my previous post, I motivated a web application that would allow small-scale sustainable meat producers to sell directly to consumers using a meat share approach, using constrained optimization techniques to maximize utility for everyone involved. In this post, I’ll walk through some R code that I wrote to demonstrate the technique on a small