Vincent Granville's Posts - AnalyticBridge2019-03-20T03:37:50ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranvillehttps://api.ning.com/files/0A1mEG0sKPUxC1*UP2wOsMjO2Gy4r0N0Q0EvaC4oQ2J1y1amZjNrq-W762oRLEpuzR8OEq6H3LV4L1NbFuCRyy1H0uvXa5s3/1206394594.jpeg?xgip=0%3A124%3A718%3A718%3B%3B&width=48&height=48&crop=1%3A1https://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blog/feed?user=vi0zmqyuk8ci&xn_auth=noHow to Automatically Determine the Number of Clusters in your Data - and moretag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2019-03-14:2004291:BlogPost:3912662019-03-14T00:00:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>Determining the number of clusters when performing unsupervised clustering is a tricky problem. Many data sets don't exhibit well separated clusters, and two human beings asked to visually tell the number of clusters by looking at a chart, are likely to provide two different answers. Sometimes clusters overlap with each other, and large clusters contain sub-clusters, making a decision not easy.</p>
<p>For instance, how many clusters do you see in the picture below? What is the optimum number…</p>
<p>Determining the number of clusters when performing unsupervised clustering is a tricky problem. Many data sets don't exhibit well separated clusters, and two human beings asked to visually tell the number of clusters by looking at a chart, are likely to provide two different answers. Sometimes clusters overlap with each other, and large clusters contain sub-clusters, making a decision not easy.</p>
<p>For instance, how many clusters do you see in the picture below? What is the optimum number of clusters? No one can tell with certainty, not AI, not a human being, not an algorithm. </p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><em>How many clusters here? (source: see<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/data-science-wizardry" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>)</em></p>
<p>In the above picture, the underlying data suggests that there are three main clusters. But an answer such as 6 or 7, seems equally valid. </p>
<p>A number of empirical approaches have been used to determine the number of clusters in a data set. They usually fit into two categories:</p>
<ul>
<li>Model fitting techniques: an example is using a<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/decomposition-of-statistical-distributions-using-mixture-models-a" target="_blank" rel="noopener">mixture model</a> to fit with your data, and determine the optimum number of components; or use density estimation techniques, and test for the number of modes (see<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/a-plethora-of-original-underused-statistical-tests" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.) Sometimes, the fit is compared with that of a model where observations are uniformly distributed on the entire support domain, thus with no cluster; you may have to estimate the support domain in question, and assume that it is not made of disjoint sub-domains; in many cases, the convex hull of your data set, as an estimate of the support domain, is good enough. </li>
<li>Visual techniques: for instance, the silhouette or elbow rule (very popular.)</li>
</ul>
<p>In both cases, you need a criterion to determine the optimum number of clusters. In the case of the elbow rule, one typically uses the percentage of unexplained variance. This number is 100% with zero cluster, and it decreases (initially sharply, then more modestly) as you increase the number of clusters in your model. When each point constitutes a cluster, this number drops to 0. Somewhere in between, the curve that displays your criterion, exhibits an elbow (see picture below), and that elbow determines the number of clusters. For instance, in the chart below, the optimum number of clusters is 4.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><em>The elbow rule tells you that here, your data set has 4 clusters (elbow strength in red)</em></p>
<p>Good references on the topic are available. Some R functions are available too, for instance fviz_nbclust. However, I could not find in the literature, how the elbow point is explicitly computed. Most references mention that it is mostly hand-picked by visual inspection, or based on some predetermined but arbitrary threshold. In the next section, we solve this problem.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-automatically-determine-the-number-of-clusters-in-your-dat" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read full article here</a>. </p>Deep Analytical Thinking and Data Science Wizardrytag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2019-03-07:2004291:BlogPost:3913552019-03-07T20:46:51.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>Many times, complex models are not enough (or too heavy), or not necessary, to get great, robust, sustainable insights out of data. Deep analytical thinking may prove more useful, and can be done by people not necessarily trained in data science, even by people with limited coding experience. Here we explore what we mean by deep analytical thinking, using a case study, and how it works: combining craftsmanship, business acumen, the use and creation of tricks and rules of thumb, to provide…</p>
<p>Many times, complex models are not enough (or too heavy), or not necessary, to get great, robust, sustainable insights out of data. Deep analytical thinking may prove more useful, and can be done by people not necessarily trained in data science, even by people with limited coding experience. Here we explore what we mean by deep analytical thinking, using a case study, and how it works: combining craftsmanship, business acumen, the use and creation of tricks and rules of thumb, to provide sound answers to business problems. These skills are usually acquired by experience more than by training, and data science generalists (see<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/why-you-should-be-a-data-science-generalist" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a><span> </span>how to become one) usually possess them.</p>
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<p>This article is targeted to data science managers and decision makers, as well as to junior professionals who want to become one at some point in their career. Deep thinking, unlike deep learning, is also more difficult to automate, so it provides better job security. Those automating deep learning are actually the new data science wizards, who can think out-of-the box. Much of what is described in this article is also data science wizardry, and not taught in standard textbooks nor in the classroom. By reading this tutorial, you will learn and be able to use these data science secrets, and possibly change your perspective on data science. Data science is like an iceberg: everyone knows and can see the tip of the iceberg (regression models, neural nets, cross-validation, clustering, Python, and so on, as presented in textbooks.) Here I focus on the unseen bottom, using a statistical level almost accessible to the layman, avoiding jargon and complicated math formulas, yet discussing a few advanced concepts. <span> </span></p>
<p><span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/data-science-wizardry" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read full article here</a>. </span></p>
<p><strong>Content</strong></p>
<p>1. Case Study: The Problem</p>
<p>2. Deep Analytical Thinking</p>
<ul>
<li>Answering hidden questions</li>
<li>Business questions</li>
<li>Data questions</li>
<li>Metrics questions</li>
</ul>
<p>3. Data Science Wizardry</p>
<ul>
<li>Generic algorithm</li>
<li>Illustration with three different models</li>
<li>Results</li>
</ul>
<p>4. A few data science hacks</p>New Perspectives on Statistical Distributions and Deep Learningtag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2019-02-23:2004291:BlogPost:3909252019-02-23T18:00:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>In this data science article, emphasis is placed on<span> </span><em>science</em>, not just on data. State-of-the art material is presented in simple English, from multiple perspectives: applications, theoretical research asking more questions than it answers, scientific computing, machine learning, and algorithms. I attempt here to lay the foundations of a new statistical technology, hoping that it will plant the seeds for further research on a topic with a broad range of potential…</p>
<p>In this data science article, emphasis is placed on<span> </span><em>science</em>, not just on data. State-of-the art material is presented in simple English, from multiple perspectives: applications, theoretical research asking more questions than it answers, scientific computing, machine learning, and algorithms. I attempt here to lay the foundations of a new statistical technology, hoping that it will plant the seeds for further research on a topic with a broad range of potential applications. It is based on mixture models. Mixtures have been studied and used in applications for a long time, and it is still a subject of active research. Yet you will find here plenty of new material.</p>
<p><span><strong>Introduction and Context</strong></span></p>
<p>In a previous article (see<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/new-perspective-on-central-limit-theorem-and-related-stats-topics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>) I attempted to approximate a random variable representing real data, by a weighted sum of simple<span> </span><em>kernels</em><span> </span>such as uniformly and independently, identically distributed random variables. The purpose was to build Taylor-like series approximations to more complex models (each term in the series being a random variable), to</p>
<ul>
<li>avoid over-fitting,</li>
<li>approximate any empirical distribution (the inverse of the percentiles function) attached to real data,</li>
<li>easily compute data-driven confidence intervals regardless of the underlying distribution,</li>
<li>derive simple tests of hypothesis,</li>
<li>perform model reduction, </li>
<li>optimize data binning to facilitate feature selection, and to improve visualizations of histograms</li>
<li>create perfect histograms,</li>
<li>build simple density estimators,</li>
<li>perform interpolations, extrapolations, or predictive analytics,</li>
<li>perform clustering and detect the number of clusters,</li>
<li>create deep learning Bayesian systems.</li>
</ul>
<p>Why I've found very interesting properties about stable distributions during this research project, I could not come up with a solution to solve all these problems. The fact is that these weighed sums would usually converge (in distribution) to a normal distribution if the weights did not decay too fast -- a consequence of the central limit theorem. And even if using uniform kernels (as opposed to Gaussian ones) with fast-decaying weights, it would converge to an almost symmetrical, Gaussian-like distribution. In short, very few real-life data sets could be approximated by this type of model.</p>
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<p>Now, in this article, I offer a full solution, using mixtures rather than sums. The possibilities are endless. </p>
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Content of this article</strong></span></p>
<p><strong>1. Introduction and Context</strong></p>
<p><strong>2. Approximations Using Mixture Models</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>The error term</li>
<li>Kernels and model parameters</li>
<li>Algorithms to find the optimum parameters</li>
<li>Convergence and uniqueness of solution</li>
<li>Find near-optimum with fast, black-box step-wise algorithm</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>3. Example</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Data and source code</li>
<li>Results</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>4. Applications</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Optimal binning</li>
<li>Predictive analytics</li>
<li>Test of hypothesis and confidence intervals</li>
<li>Deep learning: Bayesian decision trees</li>
<li>Clustering</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>5. Interesting problems</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Gaussian mixtures uniquely characterize a broad class of distributions</li>
<li>Weighted sums fail to achieve what mixture models do</li>
<li>Stable mixtures</li>
<li>Nested mixtures and Hierarchical Bayesian Systems</li>
<li>Correlations</li>
</ul>
<p>Read full article <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/decomposition-of-statistical-distributions-using-mixture-models-a" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </p>A Plethora of Original, Not Well-Known Statistical Teststag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2019-02-14:2004291:BlogPost:3909012019-02-14T02:00:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>Many of the following statistical tests are rarely discussed in textbooks or in college classes, much less in data camps. Yet they help answer a lot of different and interesting questions. I used most of them without even computing the underlying distribution under the null hypothesis, but instead, using simulations to check whether my assumptions were plausible or not. In short, my approach to statistical testing is is model-free, data-driven. Some are easy to implement even in Excel. Some…</p>
<p>Many of the following statistical tests are rarely discussed in textbooks or in college classes, much less in data camps. Yet they help answer a lot of different and interesting questions. I used most of them without even computing the underlying distribution under the null hypothesis, but instead, using simulations to check whether my assumptions were plausible or not. In short, my approach to statistical testing is is model-free, data-driven. Some are easy to implement even in Excel. Some of them are illustrated here, with examples that do not require statistical knowledge for understanding or implementation.</p>
<p>This material should appeal to managers, executives, industrial engineers, software engineers, operations research professionals, economists, and to anyone dealing with data, such as biometricians, analytical chemists, astronomers, epidemiologists, journalists, or physicians. Statisticians with a different perspective are invited to discuss my methodology and the tests described here, in the comment section at the bottom of this article. In my case, I used these tests mostly in the context of experimental mathematics, which is a branch of data science that few people talk about. In that context, the theoretical answer to a statistical test is sometimes known, making it a great benchmarking tool to assess the power of these tests, and determine the minimum sample size to make them valid.</p>
<p>I provide here a general overview, as well as my simple approach to statistical testing, accessible to professionals with little or no formal statistical training. Detailed applications of these tests are found<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/fee-book-applied-stochastic-processes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">in my recent book</a> and in<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/new-perspective-on-central-limit-theorem-and-related-stats-topics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article</a>. Precise references to these documents are provided as needed, in this article.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span><em>Examples of traditional tests</em></span></p>
<p><span><strong>1. General Methodology</strong></span></p>
<p>Despite my strong background in statistical science, over the years, I moved away from relying too much on traditional statistical tests and statistical inference. I am not the only one: these tests have been abused and misused, see for instance<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/statistical-significance-and-p-values-take-another-blow" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article</a><span> </span>on<span> </span><em>p</em>-hacking. Instead, I favored a methodology of my own, mostly empirical, based on simulations, data- rather than model-driven. It is essentially a non-parametric approach. It has the advantage of being far easier to use, implement, understand, and interpret, especially to the non-initiated. It was initially designed to be integrated in black-box, automated decision systems. Here I share some of these tests, and many can be implemented easily in Excel. </p>
<p><em><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/a-plethora-of-original-underused-statistical-tests" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read the full article here</a>. </em></p>Machine Learning Glossarytag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2019-02-12:2004291:BlogPost:3909852019-02-12T19:31:40.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p><span>For background to this post, please see </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/learn-machinelearning-coding-basics-in-a-weekend-a-new-approach" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Learn Machine Learning Coding Basics in a weekend</a><span>. Here,we present the glossary that we use for the coding and the mindmap attached to these classes and upcoming book. About 80 terms are included in the glossary, covering Ensembles, Regression, Classification,…</span></p>
<p><span>For background to this post, please see </span><a rel="nofollow noopener" href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/learn-machinelearning-coding-basics-in-a-weekend-a-new-approach" target="_blank">Learn Machine Learning Coding Basics in a weekend</a><span>. Here,we present the glossary that we use for the coding and the mindmap attached to these classes and upcoming book. About 80 terms are included in the glossary, covering Ensembles, Regression, Classification, Algorithms, Training, Validation, Model Evaluation and more. For instance, the section about Classification contains the following entries:</span></p>
<ul>
<li>Class </li>
<li>Hyperplane </li>
<li>Decision Boundary </li>
<li>False Negative (FN) </li>
<li>False Positive (FP) </li>
<li>True Negative (TN) </li>
<li>True Positive (TP) </li>
<li>Precision </li>
<li>Recall </li>
<li>F1 Score </li>
<li>Few-Shot Learning </li>
<li>Hinge Loss </li>
<li>Log Loss </li>
</ul>
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</ul>Alternatives to Logistic Regressiontag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2019-02-07:2004291:BlogPost:3909802019-02-07T22:23:19.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p><strong>Logistic regression (LR)</strong><span> </span>models estimate the probability of a binary response, based on one or more predictor variables. Unlike linear regression models, the dependent variables are categorical. LR has become very popular, perhaps because of the wide availability of the procedure in software. Although LR is a good choice for many situations, it doesn't work well for<span> </span><em>all</em><span> </span>situations. For example:</p>
<ul>
<li>In propensity score…</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Logistic regression (LR)</strong><span> </span>models estimate the probability of a binary response, based on one or more predictor variables. Unlike linear regression models, the dependent variables are categorical. LR has become very popular, perhaps because of the wide availability of the procedure in software. Although LR is a good choice for many situations, it doesn't work well for<span> </span><em>all</em><span> </span>situations. For example:</p>
<ul>
<li>In propensity score analysis where there are many covariates, LR performs poorly.</li>
<li>For classifications, LR usually requires more variables than to achieve the same (or better) misclassification rate than Support Vector Machines (SVM) for multivariate and mixture distributions.</li>
</ul>
<p><br/>In addition, LR is prone to issues like overfitting and multicollinearity.</p>
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<p>A<span> </span><strong>wide range of alternatives</strong><span> </span>are available, from statistics-based procedures (e.g. log binomial, ordinary or modified Poisson regression and Cox regression) to those rooted more deeply in data science such as machine learning and neural network theory. Which one you choose depends largely on what tools you have available to you, what theory (e.g. statistics vs. neural networks) you want to work with, and what you're trying to achieve with your data. For example, tree-based methods are a good alternative for assessing risk factors, while Neural Networks (NN) and Support Vector Machines (SVM) work well for propensity score estimation and Categorization/Classification.</p>
<p>There are literally hundreds of viable alternatives to logistic regression, so it isn't possible to discuss them all within the confines of a single blog post. What follows is an outline of some of the more popular choices.</p>
<p><em>Read the full article, <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/alternatives-to-logistic-regression" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </em></p>From Infinite Matrices to New Integration Formulatag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2019-02-04:2004291:BlogPost:3910832019-02-04T00:30:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>This is another interesting problem, off-the-beaten-path. It ends up with a formula to compute the integral of a function, based on its derivatives solely. </p>
<p>For simplicity, I'll start with some notations used in the context of matrix theory, familiar to everyone: T(<em>f</em>) = <em>g</em>, where <em>f</em> and <em>g</em> are vectors, and T a square matrix. The notation T(<em>f</em>) represents the product between the matrix T, and the vector <em>f</em>. Now, imagine that the…</p>
<p>This is another interesting problem, off-the-beaten-path. It ends up with a formula to compute the integral of a function, based on its derivatives solely. </p>
<p>For simplicity, I'll start with some notations used in the context of matrix theory, familiar to everyone: T(<em>f</em>) = <em>g</em>, where <em>f</em> and <em>g</em> are vectors, and T a square matrix. The notation T(<em>f</em>) represents the product between the matrix T, and the vector <em>f</em>. Now, imagine that the dimensions are infinite, with <em>f</em> being a vector whose entries represent all the real numbers in some peculiar order. </p>
<p>In mathematical analysis, T is called an operator, mapping all real numbers (represented by the vector <em>f</em>) onto another infinite vector <em>g</em>. In other words, <em>f</em> and <em>g</em> can be viewed as real-valued functions, and T transforms the function <em>f</em> into a new function <em>g</em>. A simple case is when T is the derivative operator, transforming any function <em>f</em> into its derivative <em>g</em> = d<i>f/</i>d<i>x</i>. We define the powers of T as T^0 = I (the identity operator, with I(<em>f</em>) = <em>f</em>), T^2(<em>f</em>) = T(T(<em>f</em>)), T^3(<em>f</em>) = T(T^2(<em>f</em>)) and so on, just like the powers of a square matrix. Now let the fun begins.</p>
<p><strong>Exponential of the Derivative Operator</strong></p>
<p>We assume here that T is the derivative operator. Using the same notation as above, we have the same formula as if T was a matrix:</p>
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<p>Applied to a function <em>f</em>, we have:</p>
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<p>This is a simple application of Taylor series. So the exponential of the derivative operator is a shift operator.</p>
<p><strong>Inverse of the Derivative Operator</strong></p>
<p>Likewise, as for matrices, we can define the inverse of T as</p>
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<p>If T was a matrix, the condition for convergence is that <span>all of the eigenvalues of T - I have absolute value smaller than 1.</span> For the derivative operator T applied to a function <em>f</em>, and under some conditions that guarantee convergence, it is easy to show that</p>
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<p>The coefficients (for instance 1, -4, 6, -4, 1 in the last term displayed above) are just the binomial coefficients, with alternating signs.</p>
<p>We call the inverse of the derivative operator, the <em>pseudo-integral</em> operator. It is easy to prove that the pseudo-integral operator (as defined above), applied to the exponential function, yields the exponential function itself. So the exponential function is a fixed point (the only continuous one) of the pseudo-integral operator. More interestingly, in this case, the pseudo-integral operator is just the standard integral operator: they are both the same. Is this always the case regardless of the function <em>f</em>? It turns out that this is true for any function <em>f</em> that can be written as </p>
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<p>This covers a large class of functions, especially since the coefficients can also be complex numbers. These functions usually have a Taylor series expansion too. However, it does not apply to functions such as polynomials, due to lack of convergence of the formula, in that case.</p>
<p>In short, we have found a formula to compute the integral of a function, based solely on the function itself and its successive derivatives. The same technique can be used to invert more complicated linear operators, such as Laplace transforms.</p>
<p><strong>Exercise</strong></p>
<p>Apply the derivative operator to the pseudo-integral of a function <em>f</em>, using the above formula for the pseudo-integral. The result should be equal to <em>f</em>. This is the case if <em>f</em> belongs to the same family of functions as described above. Can you identify functions not belonging to that family of functions, for which the theory is still valid? Hint: try <em>f</em>(<em>x</em>) = exp(<i>b</i> <em>x</em>^2) or <em>f</em>(<em>x</em>) = <em>x</em> exp(<em>b</em> <em>x</em>), where <i>b</i> is a parameter.</p>
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<p class="justifyfull" dir="ltr"><span>First days after the celebration of the New Year is the time when looking back we can analyze our actions, promises and draw conclusions whether our predictions and expectations came true. As 2018 came to its end, it is perfect time to analyze it and to set trends for the next year. The amount of data generated every minute is enormous. Therefore new approaches, techniques, and solutions have been developed.…</span></p>
<p class="justifyfull" dir="ltr"><span>First days after the celebration of the New Year is the time when looking back we can analyze our actions, promises and draw conclusions whether our predictions and expectations came true. As 2018 came to its end, it is perfect time to analyze it and to set trends for the next year. The amount of data generated every minute is enormous. Therefore new approaches, techniques, and solutions have been developed.</span></p>
<p class="justifyfull" dir="ltr"><span>Looking back to our article</span><span> </span><a rel="nofollow noopener" href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/blog/the-top-10-technology-trends-of-2018/" target="_blank"><span>Top 10 Technology Trends of 2018</span></a><span> </span><span>we can say that we were preparing you for the upcoming changes related to aspects of security, changes provoked by the AI in business operations, extensive application of blockchains, further development of the Internet of Things (IoT), growing of NLP, etc. Some of these statements have been implemented in 2018, yet some will remain topical in 2019 as well. Only one factor remains stable - development. There is no doubt, the technologies will continue to develop, improve and upgrade to fit their purposes better.</span></p>
<p class="justifyfull" dir="ltr"><span>Primarily smart data technologies were actively applied only by huge enterprises and corporations. Today, big data has become available to a wide range of small businesses and companies. Both big enterprises and small companies tend to rely on big data in the questions of the intelligent business insights in their decision-making.</span></p>
<p class="justifyfull" dir="ltr"><span>The ever-growing stream of data may also present a challenge to business people. The prediction of changes in the role of big data and technologies is even more difficult. Thus, our top technology trends of 2019 are to serve a comprehensible roadmap for you.</span></p>
<p class="justifyfull" dir="ltr"><strong>2019 Trends</strong></p>
<p>1. Data security will reinforce its positions</p>
<p>2. Internet of Things will deliver new opportunities</p>
<p>3. Automation continues to be game-changing</p>
<p>4. AR is expected to overcome VR</p>
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<p>In this longish post, I have tried to explain Deep Learning starting from familiar ideas like machine learning. This approach forms a part of my forthcoming book. I have used this approach in my teaching. It is based on ‘learning by exception,' i.e. understanding one concept and it’s limitations and then understanding how the subsequent concept…</p>
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<p>In this longish post, I have tried to explain Deep Learning starting from familiar ideas like machine learning. This approach forms a part of my forthcoming book. I have used this approach in my teaching. It is based on ‘learning by exception,' i.e. understanding one concept and it’s limitations and then understanding how the subsequent concept overcomes that limitation.</p>
<p>The roadmap we follow is:</p>
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<li>Linear Regression</li>
<li>Multiple Linear Regression</li>
<li>Polynomial Regression</li>
<li>General Linear Model</li>
<li>Perceptron Learning</li>
<li>Multi-Layer Perceptron</li>
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<p>We thus develop a chain of thought that starts with linear regression and extends to multilayer perceptron (Deep Learning). Also, for simplification, I have excluded other forms of Deep Learning such as CNN and LSTM, i.e. we confine ourselves to the multilayer Perceptron when it comes to Deep Learning. Why start with Linear Regression? Because it is an idea familiar to many even at high school levels.</p>
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<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><em> Here are our 5 predictions for data science, machine learning, and AI for 2019. We also take a look back at last year’s predictions to see how we did.</em></p>
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<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><em> Here are our 5 predictions for data science, machine learning, and AI for 2019. We also take a look back at last year’s predictions to see how we did.</em></p>
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<p><a href="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/401132209?profile=original" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/401132209?profile=original&width=250" width="250" class="align-right"/></a>It’s that time of year again when we do a look back in order to offer a look forward. What trends will speed up, what things will actually happen, and what things won’t in the coming year for data science, machine learning, and AI.</p>
<p>We’ve been watching and reporting on these trends all year and we scoured the web and some of our professional contacts to find out what others are thinking. </p>
<p> </p>
<p><span><strong>Here’s a Quick Look at Last Year’s Predictions and How We Did.</strong></span></p>
<ol>
<li><em>What we said: Both model production and data prep will become increasingly automated. Larger data science operations will converge on a single platform (of many available). Both of these trends are in response to the groundswell movement for efficiency and effectiveness. In a nutshell allowing fewer data scientists to do the work of many.</em> </li>
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<p>Clearly a win. <span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/practicing-no-code-data-science" target="_self">No code data science</a><span> </span>is on the rise as is end-to-end integration in advanced analytic platforms.</p>
<ol start="2">
<li><em>What we said: Data Science continues to develop specialties that mean the mythical ‘full stack’ data scientist will disappear.</em></li>
</ol>
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<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><span> </span><em> This may be the golden age of deep learning but a lot can be learned by looking at where deep neural nets aren’t working yet. This can be a guide to calming the hype. It can also be a roadmap to future opportunities once these barriers are behind us. The full article is accessible <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/things-that-aren-t-working-in-deep-learning" rel="noopener" target="_blank">here</a>, below is a…</em></p>
<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><span> </span><em> This may be the golden age of deep learning but a lot can be learned by looking at where deep neural nets aren’t working yet. This can be a guide to calming the hype. It can also be a roadmap to future opportunities once these barriers are behind us. The full article is accessible <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/things-that-aren-t-working-in-deep-learning" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>, below is a snapshot.. </em></p>
<p>We are living in the golden age of deep learning. This is quite literally the technology that launched 10,000 startups (to paraphrase Kevin Kelly’s prophetic prediction from 2014 “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast:<span> </span><em>Take X and add AI</em>.”) Well that happened.</p>
<p>Kelly was speaking more broadly about AI, but over the last four years we’ve come to understand that it’s about CNNs and RNN/LSTMs that are actually commercially ready and driving this. </p>
<p>Although the last two years have been fairly quiet in terms of new technique and technology breakthroughs for data science, it hasn’t been totally quiet. Like the emergence of Temporal Convolutional Nets<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/temporal-convolutional-nets-tcns-take-over-from-rnns-for-nlp-pred"><em><u>(TCNs) to replace RNNs</u></em></a><span> </span>in language translation, research goes on to see how deep learning and specifically CNN architecture can be pushed into new applications.</p>
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<p><span><strong>Roadblocks to Deep Learning</strong></span></p>
<p>Which brings us to our current topic which is to understand what some of the major roadblocks in research are in trying to expand deep learning into new areas. </p>
<p>In calling our attention to ‘things that aren’t working in deep learning’, we aren’t suggesting that these things will never work, but rather that researchers are currently identifying major stumbling blocks to moving forward.</p>
<p>The value of this is two-fold. First it can help steer us away from projects that might on the surface look like deep learning will work, but in fact may take a year or years to work out. Second, we should keep our eye on these particular issues since once they are resolved they will represent opportunities that others may have decided weren’t possible.</p>
<p>Here are several that we spotted in the research.</p>
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<p><strong>Summary</strong>: There are several approaches to reducing the cost of training data for AI, one of which is to get it for free. Here are some excellent sources.</p>
<p>Recently we wrote that training data (not just data in general) is the new oil. It’s the difficulty and expense of acquiring labeled training data that causes many deep learning projects to be abandoned.</p>
<p>It also matters a great deal just how good you want your new deep learning app to be. A 2016 study by…</p>
<p><strong>Summary</strong>: There are several approaches to reducing the cost of training data for AI, one of which is to get it for free. Here are some excellent sources.</p>
<p>Recently we wrote that training data (not just data in general) is the new oil. It’s the difficulty and expense of acquiring labeled training data that causes many deep learning projects to be abandoned.</p>
<p>It also matters a great deal just how good you want your new deep learning app to be. A 2016 study by Goodfellow, Bengio and Courville concluded you could get ‘acceptable’ performance with about 5,000 labeled examples per category BUT it would take 10 Million labeled examples per category to “match or exceed human performance”.</p>
<p>There are a number of technologies coming up through research now that promise more accurate auto labeling to make creating training data less costly and time consuming. Snorkel from the Stanford Dawn Project is one we covered recently. This area is getting a lot of research attention.</p>
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<p>Another approach is to build on someone else’s work using publicly available datasets. You can begin by building your model in the borrowed set, you can blend your data with the borrowed data, or you could use the transfer learning approach to repurpose the front end of an existing model to train on your more limited data.</p>
<p>Whatever your strategy, the ability to build on publicly available datasets is always something you’ll want to consider, so your ability to find them becomes key.</p>
<p>Here are some notes on where you might start your search. These won’t all be labeled image and text but a lot of them are. And for those of you looking to use ML and statistical techniques, there’s plenty here for you too.</p>
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<p><em>Guest blog post by Zied HY. Zied is <span>Senior Data Scientist at Capgemini Consulting. He is</span><span> specialized in building predictive models utilizing both traditional statistical methods (Generalized Linear Models, Mixed Effects Models, Ridge, Lasso, etc.) and modern machine learning techniques (XGBoost, Random Forests, Kernel Methods, neural networks, etc.). Zied</span><span> run some workshops for university students (ESSEC, HEC, Ecole polytechnique) interested in Data…</span></em></p>
<p><em>Guest blog post by Zied HY. Zied is <span>Senior Data Scientist at Capgemini Consulting. He is</span><span> specialized in building predictive models utilizing both traditional statistical methods (Generalized Linear Models, Mixed Effects Models, Ridge, Lasso, etc.) and modern machine learning techniques (XGBoost, Random Forests, Kernel Methods, neural networks, etc.). Zied</span><span> run some workshops for university students (ESSEC, HEC, Ecole polytechnique) interested in Data Science and its applications, and he is </span><span>the co-founder of Global International Trading (GIT), a central purchasing office based in Paris.</span></em></p>
<p>I have started reading about Deep Learning for over a year now through several articles and research papers that I came across mainly in LinkedIn, Medium and Arxiv.</p>
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<p>When I virtually attended the MIT 6.S191 Deep Learning courses during the last few weeks, I decided to begin to put some structure in my understanding of Neural Networks through this series of articles.</p>
<p>I will go through the first four courses:</p>
<ol>
<li>Introduction to Deep Learning</li>
<li>Sequence Modeling with Neural Networks</li>
<li>Deep learning for computer vision - Convolutional Neural Networks</li>
<li>Deep generative modeling</li>
</ol>
<p>For each course, I will outline the main concepts and add more details and interpretations from my previous readings and my background in statistics and machine learning.</p>
<p>Starting from the second course, I will also add an application on an open-source dataset for each course.</p>
<p>That said, let’s go!</p>
<p>Read the first part, <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/introduction-to-deep-learning" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </p>Analytics Translator – The Most Important New Role in Analyticstag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-09-12:2004291:BlogPost:3888422018-09-12T23:30:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><em> The role of Analytics Translator was recently identified by McKinsey as the most important new role in analytics, and a key factor in the failure of analytic programs when the role is absent.</em></p>
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<p>The role of Analytics Translator was…</p>
<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><em> The role of Analytics Translator was recently identified by McKinsey as the most important new role in analytics, and a key factor in the failure of analytic programs when the role is absent.</em></p>
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<p>The role of Analytics Translator was recently<span> identified by McKinsey </span>as the most important new role in analytics, and a key factor in the failure of analytic programs when the role is absent.</p>
<p>As our profession of data science has evolved, any number of authors including myself has offered different taxonomies to describe the differences among the different ‘tribes’ of data scientists. We may disagree on the categories but we agree that we’re not all alike.</p>
<p>Ten years ago, around the time that Hadoop and Big Data went open source there was still a perception that data scientists should be capable of performing every task in the analytics lifecycle. </p>
<p>The obvious skills were model creation and deployment, and data blending and munging. Other important skills in this bucket would have included setting up data infrastructure (data lakes, streaming architectures, Big Data NoSQL DBs, etc.). And finally the skills that were just assumed to come with seniority, storytelling (explaining it to executive sponsors), and great project management skills.</p>
<p>Frankly, when I entered the profession, this was true and for the most part, in those early projects, I did indeed do it all.</p>
<p><span><strong>Data Science – A Profession of Specialties</strong></span></p>
<p>It’s fair to say that today nobody expects this. Ours is rapidly becoming a field of specialists, defined by data types (NLP, image, streaming, classic static data), role (data engineer, junior data scientist, senior data scientist), or by use cases (predictive maintenance, inventory forecasting, personalized marketing, fraud detection, chatbot UIs, etc.). These aren’t rigid boundaries and a good data scientist may bridge several of these, but not all.</p>
<p><em>Read full article <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/analytics-translator-the-most-important-new-role-in-analytics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. (By Bill Vorhies)</em></p>New Perspective on the Central Limit Theorem and Statistical Testingtag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-09-11:2004291:BlogPost:3887582018-09-11T03:07:16.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>You won't learn this in textbooks, college classes, or data camps. Some of the material in this article is very advanced yet presented in simple English, with an Excel implementation for various statistical tests, and no arcane theory, jargon, or obscure theorems. It has a number of applications, in finance in particular. This article covers several topics under a unified approach, so it was not easy to find a title. In particular, we discuss:</p>
<ul>
<li>When the central limit theorem…</li>
</ul>
<p>You won't learn this in textbooks, college classes, or data camps. Some of the material in this article is very advanced yet presented in simple English, with an Excel implementation for various statistical tests, and no arcane theory, jargon, or obscure theorems. It has a number of applications, in finance in particular. This article covers several topics under a unified approach, so it was not easy to find a title. In particular, we discuss:</p>
<ul>
<li>When the central limit theorem fails: what to do, and case study</li>
<li>Various original statistical tests, some unpublished, for instance to test if an empirical statistical distribution (based on observations) is symmetric or not, or whether two distributions are identical</li>
<li>The power and mysteries of stable (also called divisible) statistical distributions</li>
<li>Dealing with weighted sums of random variables, especially with decaying weights</li>
<li>Fun number theory problems and algorithms associated with these statistical problems</li>
<li>Decomposing a (theoretical or empirical / observed) statistical distribution into elementary components, just like decomposing a complex molecule into atoms</li>
</ul>
<p>The focus is on principles, methodology, and techniques applicable to, and useful in many applications. For those willing to do a deeper dive on these topics, many references are provided. This article, written as a tutorial, is accessible to professionals with elementary statistical knowledge, like stats 101. It is also written in a compact style, so that you can grasp all the material in hours rather than days. This simple article covers topics that you could learn in MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton or Harvard classes aimed at PhD students. Some is state-of-the-art research results published here for the first time, and made accessible to the data science of data engineer novice. I think mathematicians (being one myself) will also enjoy it. Yet, emphasis is on applications rather than theory. </p>
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<p>Finally, we focus here on sums of random variables. The next article will focus on mixtures rather than sums, providing more flexibility for modeling purposes, or to decompose a complex distribution in elementary components. In both cases, my approach is mostly non-parametric, and based on robust statistical techniques, capable of handling outliers without problems, and not subject to over-fitting.</p>
<p><strong>Content</strong></p>
<p>1. Central Limit Theorem: New Approach</p>
<p>2. Stable and Attractor Distributions</p>
<ul>
<li>Using decaying weights</li>
<li>More about stable distributions and their applications</li>
</ul>
<p>3. Non CLT-compliant Weighted Sums, and their Attractors</p>
<ul>
<li>Testing for normality</li>
<li>Testing for symmetry and dependence on kernel</li>
<li>Testing for semi-stability</li>
<li>Conclusions</li>
</ul>
<p>Read full article <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/new-perspective-on-central-limit-theorem-and-related-stats-topics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </p>Free Book: Applied Stochastic Processestag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-09-08:2004291:BlogPost:3880372018-09-08T17:16:14.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p><span>Full title: <em>Applied Stochastic Processes, Chaos Modeling, and Probabilistic Properties of Numeration Systems</em>. Published June 2, 2018. Author: Vincent Granville, PhD. (104 pages, 16 chapters.)</span></p>
<p><span>This book is intended for professionals in data science, computer science, operations research, statistics, machine learning, big data, and mathematics. In 100 pages, it covers many new topics, offering a fresh perspective on the subject. It is accessible to…</span></p>
<p><span>Full title: <em>Applied Stochastic Processes, Chaos Modeling, and Probabilistic Properties of Numeration Systems</em>. Published June 2, 2018. Author: Vincent Granville, PhD. (104 pages, 16 chapters.)</span></p>
<p><span>This book is intended for professionals in data science, computer science, operations research, statistics, machine learning, big data, and mathematics. In 100 pages, it covers many new topics, offering a fresh perspective on the subject. It is accessible to practitioners with a two-year college-level exposure to statistics and probability. The compact and tutorial style, featuring many applications (Blockchain, quantum algorithms, HPC, random number generation, cryptography, Fintech, web crawling, statistical testing) with numerous illustrations, is aimed at practitioners, researchers and executives in various quantitative fields.</span></p>
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<p><span>New ideas, advanced topics, and state-of-the-art research are discussed in simple English, without using jargon or arcane theory. It unifies topics that are usually part of different fields (data science, operations research, dynamical systems, computer science, number theory, probability) broadening the knowledge and interest of the reader in ways that are not found in any other book. This short book contains a large amount of condensed material that would typically be covered in 500 pages in traditional publications. Thanks to cross-references and redundancy, the chapters can be read independently, in random order.</span></p>
<p><span>This book is available for Data Science Central members exclusively. The text in blue consists of clickable links to provide the reader with additional references. Source code and Excel spreadsheets summarizing computations, are also accessible as hyperlinks for easy copy-and-paste or replication purposes. The most recent version of this book is available <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/page/free-books-1">from this link</a>, accessible to DSC members only. </span></p>
<p><span><strong>About the author</strong></span></p>
<p><span>Vincent Granville is a start-up entrepreneur, patent owner, author, investor, pioneering data scientist with 30 years of corporate experience in companies small and large (eBay, Microsoft, NBC, Wells Fargo, Visa, CNET) and a former VC-funded executive, with a strong academic and research background including Cambridge University.</span></p>
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<p><span>The book covers the following topics:</span><span> </span></p>
<p><span><strong>1. Introduction to Stochastic Processes</strong></span></p>
<p><span>We introduce these processes, used routinely by Wall Street quants, with a simple approach consisting of re-scaling random walks to make them time-continuous, with a finite variance, based on the central limit theorem.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Construction of Time-Continuous Stochastic Processes</span></li>
<li><span>From Random Walks to Brownian Motion</span></li>
<li><span>Stationarity, Ergodicity, Fractal Behavior</span></li>
<li><span>Memory-less or Markov Property</span></li>
<li><span>Non-Brownian Process</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>2. Integration, Differentiation, Moving Averages</strong></span></p>
<p><span>We introduce more advanced concepts about stochastic processes. Yet we make these concepts easy to understand even to the non-expert. This is a follow-up to Chapter 1.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Integrated, Moving Average and Differential Process</span></li>
<li><span>Proper Re-scaling and Variance Computation</span></li>
<li><span>Application to Number Theory Problem</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>3. Self-Correcting Random Walks</strong></span></p>
<p><span>We investigate here a breed of stochastic processes that are different from the Brownian motion, yet are better models in many contexts, including Fintech.</span><span> </span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Controlled or Constrained Random Walks</span></li>
<li><span>Link to Mixture Distributions and Clustering</span></li>
<li><span>First Glimpse of Stochastic Integral Equations</span></li>
<li><span>Link to Wiener Processes, Application to Fintech</span></li>
<li><span>Potential Areas for Research</span></li>
<li><span>Non-stochastic Case</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>4. Stochastic Processes and Tests of Randomness</strong></span></p>
<p><span>In this transition chapter, we introduce a different type of stochastic process, with number theory and cryptography applications, analyzing statistical properties of numeration systems along the way -- a recurrent theme in the next chapters, offering many research opportunities and applications. While we are dealing with deterministic sequences here, they behave very much like stochastic processes, and are treated as such. Statistical testing is central to this chapter, introducing tests that will be also used in the last chapters.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Gap Distribution in Pseudo-Random Digits</span></li>
<li><span>Statistical Testing and Geometric Distribution</span></li>
<li><span>Algorithm to Compute Gaps</span></li>
<li><span>Another Application to Number Theory Problem</span></li>
<li><span>Counter-Example: Failing the Gap Test</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>5. Hierarchical Processes</strong></span></p>
<p><span>We start discussing random number generation, and numerical and computational issues in simulations, applied to an original type of stochastic process. This will become a recurring theme in the next chapters, as it applies to many other processes.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Graph Theory and Network Processes</span></li>
<li><span>The Six Degrees of Separation Problem</span></li>
<li><span>Programming Languages Failing to Produce Randomness in Simulations</span></li>
<li><span>How to Identify and Fix the Previous Issue</span></li>
<li><span>Application to Web Crawling</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>6. Introduction to Chaotic Systems</strong></span></p>
<p><span>While typically studied in the context of dynamical systems, the logistic map can be viewed as a stochastic process, with an equilibrium distribution and probabilistic properties, just like numeration systems (next chapters) and processes introduced in the first four chapters.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Logistic Map and Fractals</span></li>
<li><span>Simulation: Flaws in Popular Random Number Generators</span></li>
<li><span>Quantum Algorithms</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>7. Chaos, Logistic Map and Related Processes</strong></span></p>
<p><span>We study processes related to the logistic map, including a special logistic map discussed here for the first time, with a simple equilibrium distribution. This chapter offers a transition between chapter 6, and the next chapters on numeration system (the logistic map being one of them.)</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>General Framework</span></li>
<li><span>Equilibrium Distribution and Stochastic Integral Equation</span></li>
<li><span>Examples of Chaotic Sequences</span></li>
<li><span>Discrete, Continuous Sequences and Generalizations</span></li>
<li><span>Special Logistic Map</span></li>
<li><span>Auto-regressive Time Series</span></li>
<li><span>Literature</span></li>
<li><span>Source Code with Big Number Library</span></li>
<li><span>Solving the Stochastic Integral Equation: Example</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>8. Numerical and Computational Issues</strong></span></p>
<p><span>These issues have been mentioned in chapter 7, and also appear in chapters 9, 10 and 11. Here we take a deeper dive and offer solutions, using high precision computing with BigNumber libraries. </span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Precision Issues when Simulating, Modeling, and Analyzing Chaotic Processes</span></li>
<li><span>When Precision Matters, and when it does not</span></li>
<li><span>High Precision Computing (HPC)</span></li>
<li><span>Benchmarking HPC Solutions</span></li>
<li><span>How to Assess the Accuracy of your Simulation Tool</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>9. Digits of Pi, Randomness, and Stochastic Processes</strong></span></p>
<p><span>Deep mathematical and data science research (including a result about the randomness of Pi, which is just a particular case) are presented here, without using arcane terminology or complicated equations. Numeration systems discussed here are a particular case of deterministic sequences behaving just like the stochastic process investigated earlier, in particular the logistic map, which is a particular case.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Application: Random Number Generation</span></li>
<li><span>Chaotic Sequences Representing Numbers</span></li>
<li><span>Data Science and Mathematical Engineering</span></li>
<li><span>Numbers in Base 2, 10, 3/2 or Pi</span></li>
<li><span>Nested Square Roots and Logistic Map</span></li>
<li><span>About the Randomness of the Digits of Pi</span></li>
<li><span>The Digits of Pi are Randomly Distributed in the Logistic Map System</span></li>
<li><span>Paths to Proving Randomness in the Decimal System</span></li>
<li><span>Connection with Brownian Motions</span></li>
<li><span>Randomness and the Bad Seeds Paradox</span></li>
<li><span>Application to Cryptography, Financial Markets, Blockchain, and HPC</span></li>
<li><span>Digits of Pi in Base Pi</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>10. Numeration Systems in One Picture</strong></span></p>
<p><span>Here you will find a summary of much of the material previously covered on chaotic systems, in the context of numeration systems (in particular, chapters 7 and 9.)</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Summary Table: Equilibrium Distribution, Properties</span></li>
<li><span>Reverse-engineering Number Representation Systems</span></li>
<li><span>Application to Cryptography</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>11. Numeration Systems: More Statistical Tests and Applications</strong></span></p>
<p><span>In addition to featuring new research results and building on the previous chapters, the topics discussed here offer a great sandbox for data scientists and mathematicians.</span><span> </span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Components of Number Representation Systems</span></li>
<li><span>General Properties of these Systems</span></li>
<li><span>Examples of Number Representation Systems</span></li>
<li><span>Examples of Patterns in Digits Distribution</span></li>
<li><span>Defects found in the Logistic Map System</span></li>
<li><span>Test of Uniformity</span></li>
<li><span>New Numeration System with no Bad Seed</span></li>
<li><span>Holes, Autocorrelations, and Entropy (Information Theory)</span></li>
<li><span>Towards a more General, Better, Hybrid System</span></li>
<li><span>Faulty Digits, Ergodicity, and High Precision Computing</span></li>
<li><span>Finding the Equilibrium Distribution with the Percentile Test</span></li>
<li><span>Central Limit Theorem, Random Walks, Brownian Motions, Stock Market Modeling</span></li>
<li><span>Data Set and Excel Computations</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>12. The Central Limit Theorem Revisited</strong></span></p>
<p><span>The central limit theorem explains the convergence of discrete stochastic processes to Brownian motions, and has been cited a few times in this book. Here we also explore a version that applies to deterministic sequences. Such sequences and treated as stochastic processes in this book.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>A Special Case of the Central Limit Theorem</span></li>
<li><span>Simulations, Testing, and Conclusions</span></li>
<li><span>Generalizations</span></li>
<li><span>Source Code</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>13. How to Detect if Numbers are Random or Not</strong></span></p>
<p><span>We explore here some deterministic sequences of numbers, behaving like stochastic processes or chaotic systems, together with another interesting application of the central limit theorem.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Central Limit Theorem for Non-Random Variables</span></li>
<li><span>Testing Randomness: Max Gap, Auto-Correlations and More</span></li>
<li><span>Potential Research Areas</span></li>
<li><span>Generalization to Higher Dimensions</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>14. Arrival Time of Extreme Events in Time Series</strong></span></p>
<p><span>Time series, as discussed in the first chapters, are also stochastic processes. Here we discuss a topic rarely investigated in the literature: the arrival times, as opposed to the extreme values (a classic topic), associated with extreme events in time series.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>Simulations</span></li>
<li><span>Theoretical Distribution of Records over Time</span></li>
</ul>
<p><span><strong>15. Miscellaneous Topics</strong></span></p>
<p><span>We investigate topics related to time series as well as other popular stochastic processes such as spatial processes.</span></p>
<ul>
<li><span>How and Why: Decorrelate Time Series</span></li>
<li><span>A Weird Stochastic-Like, Chaotic Sequence</span></li>
<li><span>Stochastic Geometry, Spatial Processes, Random Circles: Coverage Problem</span></li>
<li><span>Additional Reading (Including Twin Points in Point Processes)</span></li>
</ul>
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<p>Let us consider the following equation:</p>
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<p>Prove that</p>
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<li><em>x</em> = log(Pi) = 1.14472988584... is a very good approximation of a solution, up to 10 digits.</li>
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<p>Let us consider the following equation:</p>
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<p>Prove that</p>
<ul>
<li><em>x</em> = log(Pi) = 1.14472988584... is a very good approximation of a solution, up to 10 digits.</li>
<li>Using <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/page/search?q=high+performance+computing" target="_blank" rel="noopener">high performance computing</a> or other means, prove that it is correct up to 1,000 digits.</li>
<li>Is <em>x</em> = log(Pi) an exact solution?</li>
</ul>
<p>If the answer to the last question is positive, this would mean that log(Pi) is NOT a transcendental number, but rather, an algebraic number. A remarkable result in itself!</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Source for picture: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_number" target="_blank" rel="noopener">algebraic numbers</a></em></p>
<p><strong>Solution and related problem</strong></p>
<p>Any real number larger or equal to 1 is a solution, so there is nothing particular with log(Pi). A more subtle version of this problem is to ask the student to solve the following equation:</p>
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<p>We know from the previous problem that if <em>x</em>^5 - <em>x</em>^2 - 1 = <em>x</em>^2 - 1, the equality holds. Thus to find a solution, we just need to solve <em>x</em>^5 - <em>x</em>^2 - 1 = <em>x</em>^2 - 1. The cubic root of 2 is a solution.</p>
<p>More generally, let's define</p>
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<p>Then the (unique) real-valued solution to the equation <em>f</em>(<em>x</em>) = 0 is given by</p>
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<p>In particular, if <em>p</em> = 3, then <em>x</em> = 2. If <em>p</em> = 2 + log(2) / log(3), then <em>x</em> = 3. Note that the function <em>f</em> is monotonic, and thus invertible. What is the inverse of <em>f</em>?</p>
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<p><em>Here is<a class="nolink"> </a><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profile/RafaelKnuth">Rafael Knuth</a>'s story.</em></p>
<p>In 1992, I entered the job market and landed a job as an advertising copywriter for McDonald’s. I was tasked with ideating radio, TV and print advertisements to curb burger, fries and soft drink sales. The internet did not exist in the public domain back then, and my first laptop was actually a mechanical type writer. Around 2000, I became a freelance marketing manager, working for small and mid sized businesses. At that time, my English was not good enough to work for companies outside of my home country Germany (it’s still far from perfect).</p>
<p>Fast forward 10 years, I was still working as a marketing guy, yet after years of self-study, my English became profoundly workable. I managed to acquire some of the largest US based IT and software companies as my clients, and in 2013, I started teaching myself to code. Back then, I was increasingly worried that as a technology illiterate, I might be flushed out of the job market in a forseeable future.</p>
<p>At the moment of writing this post, I am bootstrapping a data literacy consultancy, catering to large enterprises around the globe. I teach business users how to work with Excel in ways they haven’t seen before. Plus, I teach them how to code and work with data in a utility scale environment. My learning journey was tough, but it can be smooth for any business leveraging on my experience.</p>
<p>My biggest fear of becoming jobless turned into the business opportunity of my lifetime.</p>
<p><a href="https://api.ning.com/files/2J31BhRGuNGKyQUaHYJE5GAjD7QMlJFwq6YmcayVyNdaSojTSOIjWkNb6jWqnuj66sNyBVw7SBNGFqTTlVHhje50z8GD-Fmh/136236172186172185_rc.jpg" target="_self"><img src="https://api.ning.com/files/2J31BhRGuNGKyQUaHYJE5GAjD7QMlJFwq6YmcayVyNdaSojTSOIjWkNb6jWqnuj66sNyBVw7SBNGFqTTlVHhje50z8GD-Fmh/136236172186172185_rc.jpg?width=750" width="750" class="align-full"/></a></p>
<p><em>T-Systems employees protesting against their employer’s decision to release 10,000 workers who don’t possess any coding skills. Source: Verdi | Markus Fring</em></p>
<p><strong>10 observations I made during my own transition, which might propel yours</strong></p>
<p>You might be tempted to say: “Nah, that’s not me. An ad guy turned consultant!” And you know what? You’re right! I‘m not you. Just take my observations and use them to craft your own, unique career transition story. Use my learnings to avoid unpleasant surprises and expensive mistakes. In 5 to 10 years, so I hope, we will have thousands of stories, and distinct career transition patterns will emerge.</p>
<p>The observations below are not sorted in order of importance, I rather arranged them for the sake of an easily digestible narrative. Let’s get started.</p>
<ul>
<li>1<sup>st</sup> observation: just learning to code will get you nowhere</li>
<li>2<sup>nd</sup> observation: Excel is dead, long live Excel</li>
<li>3<sup>rd</sup> observation: the more you share, the more you learn</li>
<li>4<sup>th</sup> observation: citizen data scientists are coming, yet their scope is limited</li>
</ul>
<p>Read full article with detailed explanations regarding each of the 10 observations, as well as what Rafael found to be the most useful things to learn (languages, statistical techniques, etc.) <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/career-transition-towards-data-analytics-amp-science-here-s-my" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </p>
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>DSC Resources</b></span></p>
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<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/invitation-to-join-data-science-central">Invitation to Join Data Science Central</a></li>
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<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/comprehensive-repository-of-data-science-and-ml-resources">Comprehensive Repository of Data Science and ML Resources</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/advanced-machine-learning-with-basic-excel">Advanced Machine Learning with Basic Excel</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/difference-between-machine-learning-data-science-ai-deep-learning">Difference between ML, Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Statistics</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/my-data-science-machine-learning-and-related-articles">Selected Business Analytics, Data Science and ML articles</a></li>
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<p></p>Great Saturday Readingtag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-26:2004291:BlogPost:3878382018-08-26T00:45:59.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>Here is our selection of recently featured articles and resources:</p>
<p><strong>Featured Resources and Technical Contributions</strong> </p>
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<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/statistical-tests-when-to-use-which">Statistical Tests - When to use Which ?</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/the-artificial-neural-networks-handbook-part-1">The Artificial Neural Networks Handbook<span> </span></a>- Part…</li>
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<p><strong>Featured Resources and Technical Contributions</strong> </p>
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<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/statistical-tests-when-to-use-which">Statistical Tests - When to use Which ?</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/the-artificial-neural-networks-handbook-part-1">The Artificial Neural Networks Handbook<span> </span></a>- Part 1</li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/demystifying-artificial-intelligence-what-is-artificial">Demystifying AI - Explained in One Picture</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/practical-apache-spark-in-10-minutes-part-6-graphx">Practical Apache Spark in 10 minutes<span> </span></a>- Part 6: GraphX</li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/solving-some-image-processing-problems-with-python-libraries-part">Image Processing Problems with Python libraries<span> </span></a>- Part 2</li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/car-robbery-in-s-o-paulo-avoid-places-with-less-street-lighting">Analysis of car robberies in São Paulo</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/forum/topics/machine-learning-jobs">Question: Machine Learning Jobs</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/forum/topics/open-source-automated-etl-of-web-based-data-sources">Open Source automated ETL of web-based data sources</a><span> </span></li>
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<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/four-types-of-data-scientist">Four Types of Data Scientists</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/understanding-type-i-and-type-ii-errors">Understanding Type I and Type II Errors</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-do-you-identify-an-actual-data-scientist">How do you identify an actual data scientist?</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/can-we-use-deliberate-practise-for-learning-to-code-ai-and">Learning to Code AI and Machine Learning</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/3-stages-of-creating-smart">IoT: 3 Stages of Creating Smart </a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/telecom-enterprise-messaging-is-the-new-black">Telecom: Enterprise Messaging is the New Black</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/top-9-data-science-use-cases-in-banking">Top 9 Data Science Use Cases in Banking</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/watson-time-to-prune-the-ml-tree">Watson – Time to Prune the ML Tree?</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/first-step-to-become-data-scientist">First Step to Become Data Scientist</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/why-do-you-want-to-become-a-data-scientist">Question: Why do you want to become a data scientist?</a> </li>
</ul>
<p>Enjoy the reading!</p>Statistical Tests - When to use Which ?tag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-22:2004291:BlogPost:3878312018-08-22T17:00:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>For a person being from a non-statistical background the most confusing aspect of statistics, are always the fundamental statistical tests, and when to use which. This blog post is an attempt to mark out the difference between the most common tests, the use of null value hypothesis in these tests and outlining the conditions under which a particular test should be used.</p>
<p><strong>Null Hypothesis and Testing</strong></p>
<p>Before we venture on the difference between different tests, we…</p>
<p>For a person being from a non-statistical background the most confusing aspect of statistics, are always the fundamental statistical tests, and when to use which. This blog post is an attempt to mark out the difference between the most common tests, the use of null value hypothesis in these tests and outlining the conditions under which a particular test should be used.</p>
<p><strong>Null Hypothesis and Testing</strong></p>
<p>Before we venture on the difference between different tests, we need to formulate a clear understanding of what a null hypothesis is. A null hypothesis, proposes that no significant difference exists in a set of given observations. For the purpose of these tests in general</p>
<ul>
<li>Null: Given two sample means are equal</li>
<li>Alternate: Given two sample means are not equal</li>
</ul>
<p>For rejecting or accepting a null hypothesis, a test statistic is calculated. This test-statistic is then compared with a critical value and if it is found to be greater than the critical value the hypothesis is rejected. “In the theoretical underpinnings, hypothesis tests are based on the notion of critical regions: the null hypothesis is rejected if the test statistic falls in the critical region. The critical values are the boundaries of the critical region. If the test is one-sided (like a χ2 test or a one-sided t-test) then there will be just one critical value, but in other cases (like a two-sided t-test) there will be two.”</p>
<p>This article also discusses critical value, and the following tests: </p>
<ul>
<li>Z-test</li>
<li>T-test</li>
<li>Anova and F-test</li>
<li>Chi-Square test</li>
</ul>
<p><em>Read full article <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/statistical-tests-when-to-use-which" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</em> <a href="http://api.ning.com:80/files/lxRgbimhhuqwWTETupeQa5SKOleL1dgNUtp0m2E*ny8th36fkHN7cPfGSPQjfLKyMHbTvy6BvXNjRdRSPxAKmCv9BLerG5Q6/Capture.PNG" target="_self"><img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/lxRgbimhhuqwWTETupeQa5SKOleL1dgNUtp0m2E*ny8th36fkHN7cPfGSPQjfLKyMHbTvy6BvXNjRdRSPxAKmCv9BLerG5Q6/Capture.PNG" width="307" class="align-center"/></a></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>DSC Resources</b></span></p>
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<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/invitation-to-join-data-science-central">Invitation to Join Data Science Central</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/fee-book-applied-stochastic-processes">Free Book: Applied Stochastic Processes</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/comprehensive-repository-of-data-science-and-ml-resources">Comprehensive Repository of Data Science and ML Resources</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/advanced-machine-learning-with-basic-excel">Advanced Machine Learning with Basic Excel</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/difference-between-machine-learning-data-science-ai-deep-learning">Difference between ML, Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Statistics</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/my-data-science-machine-learning-and-related-articles">Selected Business Analytics, Data Science and ML articles</a></li>
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</ul>Learning to Code AI and Machine Learningtag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-21:2004291:BlogPost:3872272018-08-21T23:01:51.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>I have been involved in teaching Data Science for a few years now (Oxford University - Data Science for Internet of Things and also online). Over the years, I have tried to improve my teaching .. and adopt ideas from other domains into my teaching</p>
<p>One such technique is Deliberate practice a technique which probably originated in the former Soviet Union to train world class athletes. Deliberate practise is also used in learning complex skills like playing the violin – which require…</p>
<p>I have been involved in teaching Data Science for a few years now (Oxford University - Data Science for Internet of Things and also online). Over the years, I have tried to improve my teaching .. and adopt ideas from other domains into my teaching</p>
<p>One such technique is Deliberate practice a technique which probably originated in the former Soviet Union to train world class athletes. Deliberate practise is also used in learning complex skills like playing the violin – which require mastering many small steps and then putting the steps together in a complex whole (like a violin concert)</p>
<p>There are essentially six steps to Deliberate practice</p>
<ul>
<li>Get motivated</li>
<li>Set specific, realistic goals</li>
<li>Break out of your comfort zone</li>
<li>Be consistent and persistent</li>
<li>Seek feedback</li>
<li>Take time to recover</li>
</ul>
<p>So, the question is: Can we apply deliberate practice to learning coding for AI? To try this, we work in small sections of code which you should master bit by bit. We divide the code into four sections:</p>
<ul>
<li>Pandas, NumPy and MathPlotLib</li>
<li>Data manipulation and feature engineering</li>
<li>Machine Learning models and validation·</li>
<li>Deep learning</li>
</ul>
<p>Each of these topics is divided into detail (subtopics) as below.</p>
<p><em>Read full article by Ajit Joakar, <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/can-we-use-deliberate-practise-for-learning-to-code-ai-and" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </em></p>
<p><em><a href="http://api.ning.com:80/files/zFFVztkMQhMAWq4tYsw68V0nrQOgs30CJ3ayUZOZVoyp3qRD4bnOWkaLyP*Ymhunh9PquLO-iUvZc5BmacywV8cXaaQfocTv/Capture.PNG" target="_self"><img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/zFFVztkMQhMAWq4tYsw68V0nrQOgs30CJ3ayUZOZVoyp3qRD4bnOWkaLyP*Ymhunh9PquLO-iUvZc5BmacywV8cXaaQfocTv/Capture.PNG" width="453" class="align-center"/></a></em></p>
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<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/invitation-to-join-data-science-central">Invitation to Join Data Science Central</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/fee-book-applied-stochastic-processes">Free Book: Applied Stochastic Processes</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/comprehensive-repository-of-data-science-and-ml-resources">Comprehensive Repository of Data Science and ML Resources</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/advanced-machine-learning-with-basic-excel">Advanced Machine Learning with Basic Excel</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/difference-between-machine-learning-data-science-ai-deep-learning">Difference between ML, Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Statistics</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/my-data-science-machine-learning-and-related-articles">Selected Business Analytics, Data Science and ML articles</a></li>
<li><a href="http://careers.analytictalent.com/jobs/products">Hire a Data Scientist</a><span> </span>|<span> </span><a href="http://www.datasciencecentral.com/page/search?q=Python">Search DSC</a><span> </span>|<span> </span><a href="http://classifieds.datasciencecentral.com">Classifieds</a><span> </span>|<span> </span><a href="http://www.analytictalent.com">Find a Job</a></li>
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</ul>Great Saturday Readingtag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-19:2004291:BlogPost:3870202018-08-19T02:52:26.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted recently:</p>
<p><strong>Resources</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/solving-some-image-processing-problems-with-python-libraries">Solving Image Processing Problems with Python<span> </span></a>- Part 1</li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/get-started-with-natural-language-processing-a-simple-topic">Getting Started with NLP: Simple Topic Modeling in…</a></li>
</ul>
<p>Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted recently:</p>
<p><strong>Resources</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/solving-some-image-processing-problems-with-python-libraries">Solving Image Processing Problems with Python<span> </span></a>- Part 1</li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/get-started-with-natural-language-processing-a-simple-topic">Getting Started with NLP: Simple Topic Modeling in R</a><span> - Part 1</span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/learn-how-to-code-and-deploy-machine-learning-models-on-spark">Deploying Machine Learning Models on Spark Structured Streaming</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/general-myths-to-avoid-in-data-science-and-machine-learning">General Myths to avoid in Data Science and Machine Learning</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/neural-networks-from-a-bayesian-perspective">Neural Networks from a Bayesian Perspective</a><span> </span></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/comparison-of-the-top-cloud-apis-for-computer-vision">Comparison of the Top Cloud APIs for Computer Vision</a><span> </span></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Featured Articles</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-setup-a-data-science-function-for-your-organisation">How to setup a Data Science function for your organisation </a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/combining-cnns-and-rnns-crazy-or-genius">Combining CNNs and RNNs – Crazy or Genius?</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/four-quadrants-of-the-enterprise-ai-business-case">Four Quadrants of the Enterprise AI business case</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/soft-skills-every-data-scientist-must-possess">Soft Skills Every Data Scientist Must Possess</a> </li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-can-you-find-the-best-machine-learning-frameworks">How Can You Find The Best Machine Learning Frameworks?</a> </li>
</ul>
<p>Enjoy the reading!</p>Combining CNNs and RNNs – Crazy or Genius?tag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-15:2004291:BlogPost:3872182018-08-15T21:00:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><span> </span><em>There are some interesting use cases where combining CNNs and RNN/LSTMs seems to make sense and a number of researchers pursuing this. However, the latest trends in CNNs may make this obsolete.</em></p>
<p>There are things that just don’t seem to go together. Take oil and water for instance. Both valuable, but try putting them together? </p>
<p>That was my reaction when I first came across the idea of combining CNNs (convolutional neural…</p>
<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><span> </span><em>There are some interesting use cases where combining CNNs and RNN/LSTMs seems to make sense and a number of researchers pursuing this. However, the latest trends in CNNs may make this obsolete.</em></p>
<p>There are things that just don’t seem to go together. Take oil and water for instance. Both valuable, but try putting them together? </p>
<p>That was my reaction when I first came across the idea of combining CNNs (convolutional neural nets) and RNNs (recurrent neural nets). After all they’re optimized for completely different problem types.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>CNNs</strong><span> </span>are good with hierarchical or spatial data and extracting unlabeled features. Those could be images or written characters. CNNs take fixed size inputs and generate fixed size outputs.</li>
<li><strong>RNNs</strong><span> </span>are good at temporal or otherwise sequential data. Could be letters or words in a body of text, stock market data, or speech recognition. RNNs can input and output arbitrary lengths of data. LSTMs are a variant of RNNs that allow for controlling how much of prior training data should be remembered, or more appropriately forgotten.</li>
</ul>
<p>We all know to reach for the appropriate tool based on these very unique problem types.</p>
<p><a href="https://api.ning.com/files/2sIBZeVc-HK0kJHviuClGiSw2rukTzwuMt0i33WB69KvR6Xww9TrrLbguqPYL7HmHhwGMQ7FifHWrLjVj5F-8HQO9AjpV0xM/CRFCNNRNNFusion.png" target="_self"><img src="https://api.ning.com/files/2sIBZeVc-HK0kJHviuClGiSw2rukTzwuMt0i33WB69KvR6Xww9TrrLbguqPYL7HmHhwGMQ7FifHWrLjVj5F-8HQO9AjpV0xM/CRFCNNRNNFusion.png?width=250" width="250" class="align-center"/></a></p>
<p><span><strong>So are there problem types that need the capability of both these tools? </strong></span></p>
<p>As it turns out, yes. Most of these are readily identified as images that occur in a temporal sequence, in other words video. But there are some other clever applications not directly related to video that may spark your imagination. We’ll describe several of those below.</p>
<p><em>Read full article by Bill Vorhies, <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/combining-cnns-and-rnns-crazy-or-genius" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </em></p>Great Sunday Readingtag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-12:2004291:BlogPost:3872062018-08-12T13:30:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>Here is our selection of featured articles posted in the last few days:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/comparison-of-the-most-useful-text-processing-apis">Comparison of the Most Useful Text Processing APIs </a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/a-comparative-analysis-of-top-6-bi-and-data-visualization-tools">A Comparative Analysis of Top 6 BI and Data Visualization Tools</a> …</li>
</ul>
<p>Here is our selection of featured articles posted in the last few days:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/comparison-of-the-most-useful-text-processing-apis">Comparison of the Most Useful Text Processing APIs </a></li>
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<p>For the full list, click <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/weekly-digest-august-13" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </p>How to Stay up-to-date with your AI and ML Knowledgetag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-09:2004291:BlogPost:3871192018-08-09T18:22:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>Andrew Ng is a great fan of reading research papers as a long term investment in your own study (On Life, Creativity, And Failure about Andrew Ng). Anyone who has worked in our field (AI, Machine Learning) can attest to that. AI is a complex and a rapidly evolving field. It’s a challenge to stay up to date with the latest technical details.</p>
<p>Based on my experience, in this post, I discuss how you can stay up to date by learning from the community. From a personal perspective, I work in…</p>
<p>Andrew Ng is a great fan of reading research papers as a long term investment in your own study (On Life, Creativity, And Failure about Andrew Ng). Anyone who has worked in our field (AI, Machine Learning) can attest to that. AI is a complex and a rapidly evolving field. It’s a challenge to stay up to date with the latest technical details.</p>
<p>Based on my experience, in this post, I discuss how you can stay up to date by learning from the community. From a personal perspective, I work in two niche areas – Enterprise AI and my teaching for AI and IoT at the University of Oxford.</p>
<p>My strategy for personal investment in my study is: to study a broad set of topics in the following four categories:</p>
<ul>
<li>Tutorials and Github</li>
<li>Leaders and networks</li>
<li>Deep Learning papers</li>
<li>Interview questions</li>
</ul>
<p>I have tried to create a concise list below which should give you depth for AI and Deep Learning. This list also reflects my personal study bias (for example Python) – hence is not comprehensive.</p>
<p><a href="http://api.ning.com:80/files/jUSQojfIdmrVojlEQ9LjU-NiLUofvEi7lLGPXPEqZyXMtnj2kDp3kh4rCYST655hnCqH*mod2H2gLbY0MFxm-SIzcpHkg54J/Capture.PNG" target="_self"><img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/jUSQojfIdmrVojlEQ9LjU-NiLUofvEi7lLGPXPEqZyXMtnj2kDp3kh4rCYST655hnCqH*mod2H2gLbY0MFxm-SIzcpHkg54J/Capture.PNG" width="324" class="align-center"/></a></p>
<p>I am thankful to all the people/sources listed here for their willingness to share insights which have helped my own learning over the years.</p>
<p>Read the full list of resources (by Ajit Joakar), <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-you-can-stay-up-to-date-with-your-ai-and-machinelearning" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>From Strategy to Implementation – Planning an AI-First Companytag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2018-08-08:2004291:BlogPost:3871062018-08-08T02:00:00.000ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><em> Our recent series of articles on AI strategies shows the options available for the strategic direction of your AI-first company. Here are some thoughts on moving from strategy to implementation, including some useful tools to help in planning.</em></p>
<p><a href="https://api.ning.com/files/nZl-3f*ZGF87Yhgc-PUUh6qEvJ4bs-Xn6gvkzDHOGO-ltiz24dMGmgZrW9TyH-lc5pbcx*-91kKUD8zC58W-IVGa3xMX3yBK/goldpanninglocation1.jpg" target="_self"><img class="align-right" src="https://api.ning.com/files/nZl-3f*ZGF87Yhgc-PUUh6qEvJ4bs-Xn6gvkzDHOGO-ltiz24dMGmgZrW9TyH-lc5pbcx*-91kKUD8zC58W-IVGa3xMX3yBK/goldpanninglocation1.jpg?width=300" width="300"></img></a> Hope you’ve…</p>
<p><strong><em>Summary:</em></strong><em> Our recent series of articles on AI strategies shows the options available for the strategic direction of your AI-first company. Here are some thoughts on moving from strategy to implementation, including some useful tools to help in planning.</em></p>
<p><a href="https://api.ning.com/files/nZl-3f*ZGF87Yhgc-PUUh6qEvJ4bs-Xn6gvkzDHOGO-ltiz24dMGmgZrW9TyH-lc5pbcx*-91kKUD8zC58W-IVGa3xMX3yBK/goldpanninglocation1.jpg" target="_self"><img src="https://api.ning.com/files/nZl-3f*ZGF87Yhgc-PUUh6qEvJ4bs-Xn6gvkzDHOGO-ltiz24dMGmgZrW9TyH-lc5pbcx*-91kKUD8zC58W-IVGa3xMX3yBK/goldpanninglocation1.jpg?width=300" width="300" class="align-right"/></a>Hope you’ve been following our latest series of articles describing and comparing<span> </span>the<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/comparing-the-four-major-ai-strategies"><em><u>four major strategies</u></em></a><span> </span>for AI-first companies. Now that you’re better equipped to pick a strategy, we offer a few thoughts on moving from strategy to implementation.</p>
<p>To start with, we need to clarify what we mean by AI-first companies. The confusion as usual comes from<span> </span><a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/what-exactly-is-artificial-intelligence-and-why-is-it-driving-me-"><em><u>what exactly you mean by AI</u></em></a>.</p>
<p>My favorite quote on this topic:</p>
<p> If you’re talking to a customer it’s AI.</p>
<p> If you’re talking to a VC it’s ML.</p>
<p> If you’re talking to a data scientist it’s statistics.</p>
<p>That about summarizes the lack of clarity around the topic. Basically it depends on who you’re talking to. Personally, when I’m talking to a professional audience of data scientists I go for the more restrictive (and accurate) definition that AI is a subset of ML, the set of techniques based on deep learning and reinforcement learning.</p>
<p>But to make this particular article a little more accessible to the entrepreneurs who may be considering AI-first startups, I’m going to make an exception and use the broader definition<span> </span><em>(credit Louis Dorard for this particular formulation)</em>.</p>
<p>Read full article by Bill Vorhies, <a href="https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/from-strategy-to-implementation-planning-an-ai-first-company" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>