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- Data Science Has Been Using Rebel Statistics for a Long Time
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- Practical illustration of Map-Reduce (Hadoop-style), on real data
- A synthetic variance designed for Hadoop and big data
- Fast Combinatorial Feature Selection with New Definition of Predictive Power
- Big data is cheap and easy
- Big datasets available for free
- My thoughts on big data and data science: no, it's not hype
- Facebook missing revenue because of poor data science integration
- A little known component that should be part of most data science algorithms
- 11 Features any database, SQL or NoSQL, should have
- Clustering idea for very large datasets
- Interesting database questions
- When data flows faster than it can be processed
- Correlation and R-Squared for Big Data
- Nasty data corruption getting exponentially worse with the size of your data
- SQL to NoSQL translator
- An extensive glossary of big data terminology
- Building better search tools: problems and solutions
- Marrying computer science, statistics and domain expertize
- 42 big data startups
- Big Data Ecosystem
- From chaos to clusters - statistical modeling without models
- When a data glitch turns great data into worthless gibberish
- New pattern to predict stock prices, multiplies return by factor 5
- Internet Topology - Massive and Amazing Graphs
- Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2012-2017
- What Map Reduce can't do
- Excel for Big Data
- Fast clustering algorithms for massive datasets
- Big Data Analytics Ecosystem
- Source code for our Big Data keyword correlation API
- The 3Vs that define Big Data
- 53.5 billion clicks dataset available for benchmarking and testing
- 5 Big Data Startups That Matter
- The curse of big data
- How to detect a pattern? Problem and solution
- Bit.ly for competitive intelligence
- List of publicly traded analytic companies
- Hidden decision trees revisited

**3. Visualization**

- Detecting Patterns with the Naked Eye
- 50+ Open Source Tools for Big Data
- 40 maps that explain the world
- Shooting stars
- The 3 Vs of Big Data revisited
- Visualization through videos, using open source tools
- Internet Topology - Massive and Amazing Graphs
- Simple solutions to make videos with R
- 3-D Visualizations with rotating charts, for small and big data
- Great graphic diagrams
- Two more interesting graphs
- A new way to define centrality
- Fast clustering algorithms for massive datasets
- 14 questions about data visualization tools
- The top 20 data visualisation tools
- Another cute graph
- 5 books on data visualization
- Registered meteorites that has impacted on Earth visualized
- Analytics{Benzene} => {big Pharma, Nanotechnologies}
- What your state is the worst at – United States of shame

**4. Best and Worst of Data Science**

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- 175 Analytic and Data Science Web Sites
- 6000 Companies Hiring Data Scientists
- 100 data science, analytics, big data, visualization books
- 300 great articles from top news outlets
- 16 Reasons Data Scientists are Difficult to Manage
- 20 white papers and power point presentations
- 100 Savvy Sites on Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
- The 8 worst predictive modeling techniques
- The top 10 worst graphs
- 4 open source data mining tools (with GUI)
- The top 20 data visualisation tools
- 14 questions about data visualization tools
- 10+ Great Metrics and Strategies for Email Campaign Optimization
- Top analytics websites with trending information
- Who are the wealthiest data scientists?

**5. New Analytics Start-up Ideas**

- Uniquely identify a human being with two questions
- Selling data
- A new type of weapons-grade secure email
- R in your Browser
- A new, fast Excel for big data
- Automatically averaging and summarizing text
- Typed passwords replaced by biometrics
- Web app to run polls and display results on a map in real time
- Inbox delivery and management system for bulk email
- Pricing optimization for medical procedures
- Checks sent by email
- Anonymous digital currency for bartering
- Detect scams before they go live
- A nice mobile app for amusement parks
- Software that optimize hotel room prices in real time
- Web app to predict your risk of tax audit

**6. Rants about Healthcare, Education, etc**.

- How to compete against data scientists charging $30/hour
- Why statistical community is disconnected from Big Data and how to fix it
- How to eliminate a trillion dollars in healthcare costs
- Job interview question: what is wrong with this picture?
- Data Science: The End of Statistics?
- Big data misused to justify vaccination
- Big Data start-up to fix healthcare
- 8 reasons not to be insured
- A data scientist's solution to healthcare
- $33,000 to get an outdated Applied Maths degree
- Excel: list of bugs, inaccuracies and use of non-standard formulas
- Why can't Microsoft find analytic talent?
- Statistical evidence of global warming ?
- Official salary of 30,000 University of Washington employees
- Debunking the story about the Russian meteor event
- Boeing's Dreamliner turns into a nightmare due to bad analytics
- High crime rates explained by gasoline lead. Really?
- The graveyard of programming languages
- The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete

**7. Career Stuff, Training, Salary Surveys**

- The journey of a data scientist
- Data science job ads that do not attract candidates, versus those that do
- How to identify the right data scientist for your company
- 17 short tutorials all data scientists should read (and practice)
- Life Cycle of Data Science Projects
- Why Companies can't find analytic talent
- Six categories of data scientists
- Salary history and career path of a data scientist
- 2014 Analytics Salary Guide
- The data science toolkit
- 6000 Companies Hiring Data Scientists
- Data Science programs and training currently available
- Data Science: Connected Fields, Pioneers
- Clustering data scientists
- Salary surveys for data scientists and related job titles
- Difference between data engineers and data scientists
- Data Scientist vs. Statistician
- Marrying computer science, statistics and domain expertize
- Data Scientist Core Skills
- R Tutorial for Beginners: A Quick Start-Up Kit
- The death of the statistician
- Data Science / Big Data Salary Survey by Burtch Works
- Demand for Data Scientists and the Datification of Business
- Data Science Apprenticeship
- Map of data science university programs
- Job titles for data scientists
- How to better compete with other data scientists
- Horizontal vs. Vertical Data Scientists
- Data Scientists vs. Data Engineers
- Extreme Data Science
- 66 job interview questions for data scientists
- Test your analytical intuition
- Are data scientists overpaid?
- Data Science projects billed $300/hour on Kaggle
- The Face of the New University
- Fake data science
- Free courses from top universities
- Time Period for Analytical Positions Recruitment
- Data scientists making $300,000 a year
- Berkeley course on Data Science
- How much does a data scientist make at Facebook?
- Can data scientists replace business analysts?
- Debunking lack of analytic talent
- How maths should be taught in high school
- How do I become a data scientist?
- The amateur data scientist and her projects
- Data Scientist Demographics

**8. Miscellaneous**

- The best kept secret about linear and logistic regression
- Learn experimental design with our live, real-time ongoing analysis
- From the trenches: real data science project from start to finish
- Machine Learning in Parallel with Support Vector Machines, Generalized Linear Models, and Adaptive Boosting
- One Page R: A Survival Guide to Data Science with R
- Ingredients Of Data Science
- Sometimes outliers are real
- Boosting Algorithms for Better Predictions
- Structuredness coefficient to find patterns and associations
- Correlation and R-Squared for Big Data
- A counter-intuitive finding: twin data points is the norm, not the exception
- How to detect and cope with three types of hidden data, to eliminate opportunity costs
- Attribution Modeling vs Market Mix Modeling
- Top Languages for analytics, data mining, data science
- An indispensable Python : Data sourcing to Data science
- Interesting Data Science Application: Steganography
- Six Predictive Modeling Mistakes
- Linear regression on an usual domain, hyperplane, sphere or simplex
- Wine and alcohol analytics
- SQL: optimizing or eliminating joins?
- Great statistical analysis: forecasting meteorite hits
- Strategy for building a “good” predictive model
- Three classes of metrics: centrality, volatility, and bumpiness
- Correlation vs. causation
- Use PRESS, not R squared to judge predictive power of regression
- 27 criteria to choose analytic tools
- Are Lottery Winning Numbers Really Random?
- New, state-of-the-art random number generator
- Identifying the number of clusters: finally a solution
- Invented by a data scientist: the first anti-scam
- The next revolution in analytics: it's not about software
- Data Science Dictionary
- Modern books on multiple programming languages
- Are R, SAS, Excel, Tableau or other packages available as Web apps?
- A Practitioner's Guide to Business Analytics
- Myths about Twitter and Hashtags - real time detection of viral tweets
- Four different ways to solve a data science problem - case study
- Google search: three bugs to fix with better data science
- Online advertising: a solution to optimize ad relevancy
- Ad serving optimization
- Data Scientist Demographics
- Turning visitors into sales: seduction vs. analytics

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