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May 2012 Blog Posts (47)

The Netflix Prize, Occam's Razor and PMML

I just finished reading an excellent posting on the Netflix Tech Blog by Xavier Amatriain and Justin Basilico. Entitled "Netflix Recommendations: Beyond the 5 stars (Part 1)", it gives a very nice account of the actual application of the 107 algorithms submitted as the winner solution to the…


Added by Alex Guazzelli on May 7, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Uncertainty coefficients for Features Reduction - comparison with LDA technique

Uncertainty coefficient
Consider a set of people's data labelled with two different labels, let's say blue and red, and let's assume that for this people we have a bunch of variables to describe them.
Moreover, let's assume that one of the variables is the social…

Added by Cristian Mesiano on May 5, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Three blog posts with tons of valuable information

There is at least one thing of interest to any data scientist in the following:

  • List of publicly traded analytic companies -…

Added by Vincent Granville on May 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Pentaho Introduces New Interactive Visualization and Expanded Big Data Analytics

Orlando, Fla. — April 25, 2012 — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced the general availability of Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5. With this release, Pentaho provides new user-driven, interactive visualization and data exploration capabilities that access all data sources, including big data, as well as a pluggable and extensible interface for software and SaaS companies to…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

SimaFore Partners With Rapid-I To Provide Cost-Effective Analytics Apps For SME’S

Online PR News – 01-May-2012…


Added by Richard on May 3, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

A new set of six great data science articles from top news outlets


Added by Capri on May 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

60 topics about data science, big data and business analytics

I invite you to read this data science digest, compiling resources from multiple websites, at

More than 10 featured announcements, 25 job ads, and the following 25 articles and…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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