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June 2012 Blog Posts (46)

Looking for a Technical Business Analyst at Booking.com

Why Booking.com?

Booking.com, part of Priceline.com listed in NASDAQ, is a market leader in online hotel reservations in Europe. Since 1996 our Finance Team has expanded to more than 200 financial professionals, mostly based in Amsterdam, the company's global headquarters. We believe that the passion and talent of our employees is our strength and is what drives us towards outstanding performance.

Does a successful career to you mean challenges and delivering…

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Added by Zsanett Maizl on June 29, 2012 at 3:03am — No Comments

Looking for a Senior Financial Analyst at Booking.com

Why Booking.com?

Booking.com, part of Priceline.com listed in NASDAQ, is a market leader in online hotel reservations in Europe. Since 1996 our Finance Team has expanded to more than 200 financial professionals, mostly based in Amsterdam, the company's global headquarters. We believe that the passion and talent of our employees is our strength and is what drives us towards outstanding performance.

Does a successful career to you mean challenges and delivering…

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Added by Zsanett Maizl on June 29, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Your credit card purchases mined by insurance companies | The Economist

To determine your premium. They check if you regularly purchase cheese burgers, cigarettes, alcohol etc.…

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on June 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Women in Data Science, Obamacare, MapReduce stories, logistic regression

This is our new batch of popular discussions. Some are forum questions asking for member feedback. One is controversial blog posts that will make most people laugh except Americans. Comments are also very interesting to read.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 25, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

HTML for SAS Programmers

The SAS BI web clients each have their own link (or URL).  When working across many customer sites or even just using my own demo sites –  there can be a lot of links to track (BI Dashboard, Portal, WRS, etc). Certainly I can add bookmarks to my browser –  but when moving to different systems I found it’s easier to just have a little .HTML file that I can edit as needed.

Set Your BI Toolset Quick Ref Bookmark

If you are not sure what I’m trying to describe –  the following…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on June 25, 2012 at 5:07am — No Comments

New MSc Programs Launched: MSc Applied Econometrics

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MSc Applied Econometrics





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MSc Econometrics is the New Degree level program which is offered Online. It is one…

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Added by Muhammad Anees on June 23, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Business Intelligence: Good Things to Share!

I have been very busy in the past month writing guest post for some of the different blogs that I follow and find interesting.  I’ve also been reading some books that I wanted to share with you!

Blogging! Blogging! and More Blogging!

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on June 22, 2012 at 6:03am — No Comments

The mythical “Data Scientist” | Forbes

For years, the data business has relied on “data specialists”.  These experts understand data, and business leaders have to know who they are if they are to find answers to their questions.  My friend Howard Dresner, who coined the term “Business Intelligence”, used to call this phenomenon the “black market of information”.  These experts had all types of names from…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 21, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

New Data Science Resources

First, you can now browse our Data Science eBook online on Data Science Central. We are in the process of adding a lot of new material and expect to reach 140 pages by the end of the month.

We also invite you to read our weekly featured…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 20, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

call for chapter-IGI global

Dear Sir/Madam,

I trust this e-mail finds you well! You are receiving this e-mail because of your expertise in the field of data mining and its applications in social network analysis and fuzzy systems. As such, I would like to cordially invite you to consider…

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Added by vishal bhatnagar on June 20, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

SAS Enterprise Guide: Writing Code to Capture New Twitter Followers

While at the SAS Global Forum, someone said to me – “You cannot write code in SAS Enterprise Guide.”  It was a little shocking to me that the person thought SAS Enterprise Guide was all wizards, flow diagrams, and magic. After talking to a few other folks I have found that it is a common myth.  

News Flash!  You can just code in SAS Enterprise Guide!  Today I’ll show you how I pull data from Outlook into SAS Enterprise Guide to create a tweet.  And I’m just going to…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on June 20, 2012 at 4:54am — No Comments

Distribution pattern

Hi All,

Could anyone please explain me that how to identify the distribution pattern of a variable...Lets suppose we have a data set and we want to know the distribution pattern (e.g - binomial , gama or any other distribution pattern) of a particular variable ...

Added by Sandeep Kumar Srivastava on June 20, 2012 at 3:28am — 4 Comments

Origination for SME Lending: Commercial Banks in East Africa Approach Risk Management in a New Way

A recent Business Daily Africa article "SMEs pay high penalty for poor record keeping" has summarized the results of…

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Added by Anna Zelenskaya on June 20, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments

Article: Nuts & Bolts of DM - The Histogram

For all the strides that data mining tools have made, using them well still requires hard work and critical thought.  In this article on the nuts & bolts of DM, we review a real workhorse for data mining and analysis - the histogram.  Among the histograms encountered most frequently in practice are the following: “money”, “count”, and “outlier”.  We will look at each one of them in turn….     Read the…

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Added by Daniel Graettinger on June 19, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Dashboard Confessions: The Fundamental Target Marketing Dashboard

Poor marketing dashboards and enterprise reporting presentations result in indecision. Marketing managers intuitively know when they are dealing with information that is of little value, but is presented as their only solution because of inexperienced practitioners and inflexible enterprise reporting strategies.

Gain incredible insights, lead the…

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Added by Sean Flanigan on June 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Y2020 B3: the great baby boomer brain drain & machine learning

The en masse retirement of Baby Boomer generation professionals underway is witnessing an unprecedented ‘brain drain’ from a host of industries in the industrialized world.  Can Machine Learning methods be used to capture some of this exiting expertise?    

<for orgininal post and other articles: …

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Added by Scott Mongeau on June 19, 2012 at 5:11am — No Comments

Better understanding numeric data: creating fancy streaming histograms

In this post we explore a handy technique used here at BigML for understanding numeric data.

If you are familiar with the MapReduce paradigm, you've probably seen the word count example. It's a simple, distributed way to reduce a large set of words…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on June 19, 2012 at 4:11am — 2 Comments

Four innovative ideas to optimize business processes

This article is part of our series on new startup ideas.

Think Tank

  • Automated editor: to…
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Added by Vincent Granville on June 18, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Pay-per-click political campaigns manipulating public opinion | Seattle Times

A controversial use of big data by Yahoo and Google to try to change voters opinions, for the presidential elections. Do you think that a rogue candidate would be ready to run large click fraud campaigns to deplete their opponents advertising budgets?

Here's the article:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

13 contributions from DataScienceCentral and Analyticbridge members

These new postings are from our members - none of them are from us. Read, and feel free to comment,post great answers or new blog posts, and get yourself or your company featured!

On DataScienceCentral:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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