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Featured Blog Posts – July 2012 Archive (28)

Columbia University plans new Institute for Data Sciences

NEW YORK — New York City will provide $15 million to help Columbia University create a new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and university officials announced Monday.



Columbia will contribute at least $80 million in private investment for the institute and will hire 75 new faculty members by 2030, university officials said.



"This is probably the most exciting moment that I can think of in the school's…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Top 20 articles for week ending on July 27

Weekly digest from Data Science Central, Analytic Talent and AnalyticBridge:

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 29, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Rexer Analytics' 5th Annual Data Miner Survey Summary

Thank you for your interest in the Annual Rexer Analytics Data Miner Surveys.  It is our pleasure to share the attached 5th Annual Data Miner Survey summary report with you.…
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 27, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

How the ECB uses PCA to analyze Sovereign Bond Markets

I have extracted 4 pages from the ECB FSR of June 2011 to a summary '.pdf' file;

these pages are a box in that FSR (if u are familiar with the FSR you will gettit); the box is titled;-

COMMON TRENDS IN EURO AREA SOVEREIGN CREDIT DEFAULT SWAP PREMIA

& it contains a beautiful & succint description of how the ECB uses the PCA technique in this space.

I have placed the summary file on a url on my website (for…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 27, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Using Data Mining techniques to predict the Olympics Medal Count

Is it possible to use data mining techniques to predict how many medals each nation will win at the Olympic Games?  What is it about a nation that allows it to produce Olympic medal-winning athletes?  Why do some countries take home a bundle of medals while others don't?  As we think more and more about it, it quickly becomes clear that the why’s behind the medal counts at the Olympics are complex.…

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Added by Daniel Graettinger on July 26, 2012 at 1:42am — No Comments

Improve the Computation and Analysis Ability in Java

Java is the most widely used programming language with an outstanding architecture. It is the top preferred language to develop the enterprise application. However, Java is not fit for the mass data computation. If encountering the computation that is too complex to be represented in a single SQL statement or it is not allowed to add stored procedures to database, then drawbacks of Java would be highlighted.

Hereby is a case on how to deal with above questions with…

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Added by Daisy Ding on July 24, 2012 at 1:23am — No Comments

From Posteriors to Priors via Cycles

From Posteriors to Priors via Cycles: An Addendum

Martin F. Hellwig

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

April 21, 2011

Abstract



Rodrigues-Neto (2009) has shown that a given specification of posteriors of different players in an incomplete-information setting is compatible with a common prior if and only if the posteriors satisfy the so-called cycle equations. This note shows that, if, for any player, any…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 23, 2012 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Web Report Studio: Recognize these 2 Gotchas?

If you aren’t paying close attention to the messages in Web Report Studio, you may run into some puzzling issues.  The messages that SAS produces may not be obvious enough if you are expecting a different behavior, thus making troubleshooting a bit difficult.

Gotcha 1: Why Won’t My Changes Save?

This reminder comes from Shri Sastry.  She had asked a co-worker to make a simple change to a Web Report Studio and she  noticed…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on July 23, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

To Recruiters and hiring managers: important notice

Job ads posted on our sister website AnalyticTalent can be posted on AnalyticBridge as well as on our three LinkedIn groups:

  • Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive…
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 22, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Top 20 articles for week ending July 20

Read our data science, big data and analytics weekly digest.

  1. How to Develop Big Data Solutions with Apache Hadoop…
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Google Alert: Big Data

Here are today results for keyword "big data", when you set up a Google alert. I'm going to see if I can turn this into a feed for automated upload on AnalyticBridge or DataScienceCentral. Google alerts are news summary sent by email to a specified email address. Would be interesting to see what shows up if you choose "data…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recognizing the Limits to Knowability

Change and Expectations in Macroeconomic Models:

Recognizing the Limits to Knowability

Roman Frydman and Michael D. Goldberg

March 13th, 2012

http://www.ifw-kiel.de/konfer/staff-seminar/paper/2012/Frydman_paper.pdf…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 20, 2012 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

Kydland & Prescott - The Original (for me) "Dynamic Optimal Taxation"

I remember my Professor giving me a photocopy of this [1st reference below] (cf also what is known as K&P '1982'] & I went and sat down in an empty 'Adam Smith' library and read it; it was hot and sunny outside & I did not make sense of one single word, there was alot of that going on that year (1985) but I read it again & made notes in pencil on a pad of accounting paper I remember (vividly); then I went to the park (Glasgow is full of Victorian Parks, its nickname…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 20, 2012 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Documented list of statistical software

From statistics.com:

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Dashboard Confessions: Poor Data Practices Cost Jobs, Especially In Call Centers. Don't let it happen to Mobile.

Can optimization save Mobile and Call Center Marketing campaigns? You bet.

Call center staffs expand and contract with call center performance and mobile campaigns have to up their game to deal with the reality of mobile infrastructure and changes in carrier dispositions. Cheap is not free. Irrelevant targeting and messaging come at a cost of alienating customers who feel that brands are out of touch. The solution is analytics, but you probably knew that…

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Added by Sean Flanigan on July 18, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

How do I update my resume on AnalyticTalent?

Datashaping.com is now AnalyticTalent.com. If you posted your resume on DataShaping.com or emailed your resume to Vincent Granville for posting on DataShaping.com, you can now check or update your…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 18, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Data Science Central Launches Big Data Job Board

Data Science Central Launches Big Data Job Board at AnalyticTalent.com

Specialized job board for active and passive job candidates identifies the best opportunities for data scientists, data analysts, statisticians, data engineers, and business…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 17, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

New Article: Framing the Data Mining Problem - Part 2

In this article, Tim Graettinger focuses on three key questions for clearly and explicitly defining the problem to be solved at the outset of a data mining project.

  • What is the outcome?
  • What is the time frame?
  • How will we measure success?

Read the article…

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Added by Daniel Graettinger on July 16, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Top 10 articles for week ending July 13

Read our data science, big data and analytics weekly digest.

  1. Big Data technology allows data silos to communicate smoothly…
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Report from 2012 Global P&OM Conference (Production & Operations Management)

For full blog post on the 4th annual P&OMs Conference:

http://sctr7.com/2012/07/04/operations-management-analytics-godfather/

Hello!  This week I am blogging from the 2012 Production & Operations Management (P&OM) 4th World Conference in Amsterdam.  An exciting conference for analytics professionals indeed. Lest you applaud my travelling initiative, I should disclose I am…

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Added by Scott Mongeau on July 12, 2012 at 5:25am — No Comments

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