Articles by prasoonsharma

Big Data ETL and Big Data Analysis

November 14, 2012 | prasoonsharma

I was at Strata New York 2012 last month. Great conference! Thanks O'Reilly media for assembling the industry leaders and running it well.I understand it was too crowded for some of my out-of-town friends. Stepping out to the streets of mid-town Manhat... [Read more...]

Data Analysis Training

March 20, 2012 | prasoonsharma

I'm training some of my colleagues on Big'ish data analysis this week. Here's how I'm running the class. Would love your ideas to make it better. CLASS OBJECTIVES (LEARNING OUTCOMES)After completion of the course, you will be able to:Understand concept... [Read more...]

Explaining India’s miserable Test cricket performance in 2011/2012

January 30, 2012 | prasoonsharma

Today when I reminded a friend not to lose hope in Indian cricket (after recent whitewash in England and Australia), another friend commented, प्रसून जी , यह भारतीय क्रिकेट है ..यहाँ पर हर विक्टरी दुसरे दिन पुरानी हो जाती है ...You have to perform at your best ... After all they are getting unexpected money. They should deliver the goods as per citizens expectations...My reply to my ... [Read more...]

Looking to hire data scientists

September 9, 2011 | prasoonsharma

We are a global management consulting firm and are looking for data scientists in our team in New York/Washington DC and Gurgaon/Chennai (India). There are full-time and internship (New York) opportunities. There are multiple positions i... [Read more...]

Learning SAS

July 3, 2011 | prasoonsharma

I want to learn the heavy-weight of Statistical softwares - SAS. It seems like the default choice for high-end statistics and I want to understand why.I'm working in the healthcare practice in our firm and want to analyze claims and credit data (Teraby... [Read more...]

Sachin Tendulkar’s longevity

June 15, 2011 | prasoonsharma

There have been over 3300 cricketers who've played Test and One Day cricket. The youngest player was 14 years old Hasan Raza from Pakistan who played 5 ODIs and 2 Test matches at that age. The oldest player was 52 years old&nbs... [Read more...]

Cricket fever again

May 26, 2011 | prasoonsharma

England take on Sri Lanka in a test series starting today. After watching Cricket world cup 2011 and witnessing India play in quarter final, semi final and the finale in stadiums all over India, I had little appetite for any of the IPL 2011 matche... [Read more...]

10 reasons why you should learn R

May 20, 2011 | prasoonsharma

10. Can't crack that hard Sudoku problem?? Use R!9. Want to pick a skill that will give you an early adopter advantage?? Learn R! It is the leading open source statistical and data analysis programming language, and is heating up! 8. Need to ... [Read more...]

Vehicle Routing Problem

May 18, 2011 | prasoonsharma

This is a follow-up to a previous question on VRP. I investigated R libraries and several other options to solve VRP and decided to build a custom desktop application using open source libraries from COIN-OR. Screenshots attached below.Leave a comment ... [Read more...]

Introducing R in the Enterprise

May 2, 2011 | prasoonsharma

We've introduced R in the organization!It is running along with the heavy weights of statistical analysis like SAS, SPSS, Matlab. Here's what we did and how we did it...HOW DID IT START?I started learning R last year and loved its simplicity and power.... [Read more...]

Big data problems

April 22, 2011 | prasoonsharma

I have big data problems.I need to analyze 100s of millions of rows of data and tried hard for 2 weeks to see if I can use R for this. My assessment so far from the experiments...1) R is best for data that fits a computer's RAM (so get more ... [Read more...]

Why learn R?

March 1, 2011 | prasoonsharma

I'm introducing R to a few colleagues this week and want to share why learning a software like R is important... Here are a few articles that explain it well... Other reasons?Importance of data science- Couple years ago Google's Chief Economist Hal Var... [Read more...]

Stata or R

February 10, 2011 | prasoonsharma

Recently I came across a complex model written in Access with complex SQL queries all over the place. The engineer who was maintaining it and I did some analysis and agreed that the model was using SQL in an unnatural way (things SQL isn't good at) - c...
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