Data Science

GigaOm article on R, Big Data and Data Science

July 18, 2011 | David Smith

I'm really pleased that an article I wrote, "5 real-world uses of big data", has been published in the widely-read technology blog GigaOm. In the article, I review five examples of using data science techniques and R to make sense of some large real-world data sets: Drew Conway's analysis of the ... [Read more...]

Hot Job in IT: Data Science

June 14, 2011 | David Smith

CIO Magazine today has an article on the "6 Hottest New Jobs in IT" in which features Data Science and R at #2: "There's now an intellectual consensus in business that the only way to run an enterprise is to use analytics with data scientists to find opportunities," says Norman Nie, CEO ... [Read more...]

Mapping locations in R with the Data Science Toolkit

May 18, 2011 | David Smith

Pete Warden's Data Science Toolkit (which we mentioned briefly last week) is an open-source information server that provides an API you can query for information useful for building data science applications, like identifying proper names in unstructured text, or converting IP addresses to lat/long coordinates. You can make queries ... [Read more...]

Reflections on Data Science Summit 2011

May 13, 2011 | David Smith

The Data Science Summit held in Las Vegas this week was outstanding - kudos and thanks to EMC/Greenplum for organizing the event. The energy of 150+ data scientists coupled with a well-curated agenda of talks created a real sense of being at the cusp of a real revolution in the ... [Read more...]
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