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You hear all the time that it is very hard to find and hire a great data scientist. Yet these scientists can't find a job, and are typically unemployed for many months after graduating or after being laid off - even those with 15 years of experience and stellar degree and accomplishments.
So what's the problem? I'm suggesting a few possibilities:
Excellent resources compiled by Will Yancey, PhD, CPA.
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Added by Richard on September 16, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments
StatSoft announces the release of their new YouTube video series on Text Mining. The series will provide hands-on tutorials of text mining applications. StatSoft will release a new video every week. Subscribers to the StatSoft YouTube channel will have quick and easy access to the videos as soon as they become available. Users can also register to receive emails every time a new video is…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on September 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Added by Vincent Granville on September 16, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments
In this post I show how the accuracy of the classifier is influenced by the bag of words.
The test has been done on a naive classifier but it returns good information about the data set.
The above image is an example of the bag of words used in the…Continue
Added by Cristian Mesiano on September 16, 2011 at 4:54am — No Comments
Here's their article:
Some entrepreneurs set out to change the world. Steve Jobs comes to mind. Others try to solve a niche problem and discover, over time, that the whole world wants their magic. Such is Jim Goodnight, the cofounder, chairman and CEO of SAS, the Cary, N.C.-based leader in the suddenly hot field of high-powered analytics software.
Goodnight, 68, is a tall Southerner with…
Added by Vincent Granville on September 15, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Anyone could guide me on how it works? Possibly a demo? I am interested in other tools aswell which work well with segmentation and unstructured data. Thank you guys.
Added by Sumeet Nath on September 15, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments
The Semantic Web is an idea of World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee where the web captures the semantics, or meaning, of data, and where machines are enabled to interact with that meta data. Berners-Lee observes that although search engines index much of the Web's content, keywords only provide an indirect association of the meaning that human actors are seeking. He foresees a number of ways in which developers and authors, singly or in collaborations, can use self-descriptions and other…Continue
Added by Theodore Omtzigt on September 14, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Opera Solutions, not to be confused with browser maker Opera Software, has raised a whopping $84 million in its very first round of outside equity funding. According to the Wall Street Journal, the round values the…Continue
Added by Mirko Krivanek on September 14, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments
Global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is transforming its use of analytics from a theoretical exercise into a real-time execution engine powered in part by tablet PCs and click-stream data but primarily by the urgency of shifting business models for Lipitor and other products.
In a …Continue
Added by Mirko Krivanek on September 14, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
When you do a search for "career objectives" on Google India (www.google.in), the first result showing up is from a US-based job board specializing in data mining and analytical jobs. The Google link in question redirects to a page that does not even contain the string "career objective". In short, Google is pushing a US web site that has nothing to do with "career objectives" as…Continue
You asked for it, you got it. The central FAQs regarding Predictive Analytics World (PAW) (Oct 16-21) and Text Analytics World (TAW) (Oct 19-20) NYC's conference agenda, answered by the founding chair, Eric Siegel.
Why should I come to Predictive Analytics World NYC?
Predictive Analytics World is the leading and largest cross-vendor conference covering commercial deployment. There's nowhere else you'll find as much content and as many leading…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on September 13, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments
Added by Sandeep Raut on September 12, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments
This article discusses a random number generator with an infinite period.
One of the best random sets of digits (extensively tested for randomness by hundreds of scientists using thousands of tests both in small and high dimensions) is the decimals of Pi. Despite its random character being superior to most…Continue
Sign up for a free, live webinar on using the Analytica software application to create models for decision support and analysis of risk.
Added by Phil Morettini on September 11, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments
You type in a domain name, say www.wellsfargo.com in your browser (say Chrome), and a website with broken links, broken images and badly formatted text, shows up. When you click on any link, it "redirects" you to what seems to be a true Wells Fargo page. You try with a different browser (say IE), and you experience the same problem. You visit finance.yahoo.com, and you get an 310 error message saying "recursive redirect found on the web page". You do a…Continue
At least this is IEEE's viewpoint, if you read their recent article (front page) published in IEEE spectrum, September 2011. In a nutshell, they claim that hardware technology using Intel chips is better than software architecture to generate / simulate random numbers. See one of their prior articles at …Continue
With government killing business by requiring mandatory health care, mandatory sick days, and many other perks for employees (maybe salary indexation in the future), what do you think of a candidate who would say, during a job interview:
Read my full interview for AMSTATat http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2011/09/01/webanalytics/. You will also find my list of recommended books. Here is a copy of the interview, in case the original article (posted on AMSTAT News) disappear.
(Dr. Granville's Interview for AMSTAT)
Vincent Granville is chief scientist at a publicly traded company and the founder of AnalyticBridge. He has consulted on…Continue