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  Becoming A Data Scientist: What A Data Scientist ISN’T
If you’re reading this you probably already have an inkling of what a data scientist is. Have you ever considered what a data scientist isn’t?

Last updated May 12, 2014 at 11:52 am
  Normal Distribution Curve
Perhaps the most famous and widely used distribution is the normal distribution, otherwise known as the “bell curve.” The reason why the bell curve crops up a lot is because when you have a bunch . . .of independent, complex, real-world factors added together that produce randomly distributed data, that data will often be distributed in a normal or bell-like way. This is called the central limit theorem.

Last updated May 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm
  Be Data Smart and use data science to transform information into insight
Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it’s magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It’s a bra . . .ve new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions.

Last updated May 10, 2014 at 8:20 am
  Becoming A Data Scientist: Corporate and Association Training Programs
Universities and other organizations have started to offer data science degrees, training, and certificates. Conferences and competitions also exist for people serious about adding credentials as data . . . scientists.

Last updated May 9, 2014 at 11:45 pm
  Optimization Modeling: Because That Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Ain’t Gonna Squeeze Itself
When you were a child, perhaps there came that day when someone explained to you that Santa Claus didn’t exist, outside of men with bad rosacea dressed up at the mall.
Well, today I’m going to sha . . .tter another belief: your not-from-concentrate premium orange juice was not hand squeezed. In fact, the pulp in it is probably from different oranges than the juice, and the juice has been pulled from different vats and blended according to mathematical models to ensure that each carafe you drink tastes the same as the last.

Last updated May 9, 2014 at 11:39 pm
  Communication – How to optimise businesses
What moves faster the denser you go into it….communication

Last updated May 12, 2014 at 11:30 am
  Consilient Data in the Next Phase of Data
In this modern (Big Data), connected (Smartphones), advertising ridden (Facebook, Twitter, Google) world, where the Internet of Things means devices from your watch and fridge to your thermostat and h . . .ouse plants spit out data, the challenge of bringing data together to a valuable end will become increasingly difficult unless this data is consilient. Here I explain what consilience means for data and discuss its benefits.

Last updated May 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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