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April 2013 Blog Posts (25)

Google search: three bugs to fix with better data science

These big data problems probably impact many search engines. It also proves that there is still room for new start-up to invent superior search engines. These problems can be fixed with improved analytics and data science.

Here are the problems, and the solutions:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Why the Quantified Will Inherit the Earth

I"m the co-founder of Koalify, a personal analytics startup.  Check out www.koalify.com to start improving your life with personal analytics today.

Someone I respect told me “it’s easier to sell painkillers than vitamins.”

He’s right, but it’s also an oversimplification.  Today’s skipped vitamins are tomorrow’s painkillers – just ask retail execs who didn’t take big data seriously during the rise of Walmart.  There…

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Added by Dave Heller on April 5, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments

Stat models to solve astronomical mysteries - application to business data

If you look at the picture below (Pleiades constellation), you will see - with the naked eye - that many star systems appear to be binary: that is, involving two (or more) stars orbiting around each other.

Is this a coincidence, or can we prove that from a statistical point of view, based on the theory of stochastic point…

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 4, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Predicting Lying and Predicting Dying

Who benefits by predicting your behavior? Organizations do—companies, governments, hospitals, and political campaigns. They employ predictive analytics, technology that learns from data to render per-person predictions, one individual at a time.

 

People have been struck by the final words in the title of my new book on this subject, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die (…

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Added by Eric Siegel on April 4, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

100 Savvy Sites on Statistics and Quantitative Analysis

From OnlineMathDegrees. It's broken down in different categories: 

  • Comprehensive Statistics Sites
  • Big Data & Machine Learning…
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Added by Vincent Granville on April 2, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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