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Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (9)

How much is big data compressible? An interesting theorem.

I am doing some research to compress data available as tables (rows and columns, or cubes) more efficiently. This is the reverse data science approach: instead of receiving compressed data and applying statistical techniques to extract insights, here, we are looking at uncompressed data, extract all possible insights, and eliminate everything but the insights, to compress the data.…


Added by Vincent Granville on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — 16 Comments

David Hand's interview: about miracles and rare events | Forbes

David Hand, a leading statistician, is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and senior research investigator at Imperial College London. He’s the former president of the Royal Statistical Society and chief scientific advisor to hedge fund Winton Capital.…



Added by Vincent Granville on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Leadership Analytics - Measuring Big Data Project Success Scientifically

The application of analytics and data science methods to people is becoming an increasingly common use case for Big Data in the workplace.  For example:

  • HR Analytics for human resource management: 
  • Talent Analytics for employee recruitment, promotion, and retention: …

Added by Kirk Borne on February 15, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

Daily (and weekly) summaries of Big Data, Analytics, Statistics, and Data Science news

For daily (and weekly) summaries of Big Data, Analytics, Statistics, and Data Science in the news, check out some of these excellent aggregations (which are just a small sample of many choices):

@analyticbridge: …


Added by Kirk Borne on February 11, 2014 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Intelligence to support active businesses

All studies show that, with globalization, large companies are faced with an increasing number of decisions and that these decisions are more complex and involve greater quantities of data. In today’s world, clearly one must have access to strategic and operational intelligence throughout the entire company and be able to take actions that are appropriate for the dynamics of the business…


Added by Michel Bruley on February 11, 2014 at 1:32am — No Comments

How analytics will drive the future

Guest blog submitted by Marty Ellingsworth ([email protected]), President of Verisk Innovative Analytics, a division of Verisk Analytics ( 

Whether you’re steering an enterprise, championing an analytics program, driving a venture capital-funded data-modeling product…


Added by Vincent Granville on February 8, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

(R + Python)

Both R & Python should be measured based on their effectiveness in advanced analytics & data science. Initially, as a new comer in data science field we spend good amount of time to understand the pros and cons of these two. I too carried out this study solely for “self” to decide which tool should i pick to get in depth of data science. Eventually, i have started realizing that both (R & Python) has its space of mastery along with their broad support to data science. Here some…


Added by Manish Bhoge on February 7, 2014 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Interview with David Cox, the most famous statistician still alive

I would like to think of myself as a scientist, who happens largely to specialise in the use of statistics - David Cox

This year, Sir David is to turn 90. Here Statistics Views talks to Sir David about his prestigious career in statistics, working with the late Professor…


Added by Vincent Granville on February 6, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

Analytics Trends to look out for in 2014 (India specific)

What do we predict for the Indian Analytics Industry this year? Here is what we put together at IVY after talking with our analytics recruiters, alumni, clients, and industry associates:…


Added by Ivy Pro School on February 1, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

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