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September 2012 Blog Posts (34)

Why can't Microsoft find analytic talent?

This blog post criticizes Microsoft's hiring policies, but it also offers solutions to fix  the problems.

Microsoft has for decades asked the government for more H1B visas to fill their data engineering positions, but recently they've changed their rhetoric: according to their general counsel, they now want companies hiring…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

SAS Portal and BI Dashboard: Customizing the Tabs

You can customize the SAS Portal and SAS BI Dashboard Web Browser titles in just a few moments. Here’s another branding trick that Kushal Ramani sent to me. He also sent some these branding tricks for Web Report Studio and SAS Portal. For this example, you…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on September 27, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

CrowdANALYTIX Contest - Predicting Loan group category to understand the influence of Social interactions in Peer to Peer Lending

Link: http://www.crowdanalytix.com/contests/modeling-predicting-loan-group-category-for-peer-2peer-lending/



Objective:

               Predicting the group categories of successful listings into loans and analyzing features & social grouping which makes a loan successful



Description:

                The peer…

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Added by Aravind on September 27, 2012 at 2:20am — No Comments

Data Fundamentals

Becoming a data and evidence driven organization provides significant competitive advantage. Speed and accuracy of insight, delivered across any device including smart phones and tablets, means organizations can make better, faster decisions. The goal is for the entire organization…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Top 23 articles for week ending on September 26

Weekly digest from Data Science Central and Analytic Bridge:

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Let's Predict the Next "Voice of..." Finalists!

The Voice is a very successful show that runs in 28 countries around the globe. The basic concept in each version is the same: Four famous singers act as coaches. They have to select a team of vocalists through an audition process. The teams compete internally through a process of competitive elimination, until one vocalist per coach enters the Finals. There, the best vocalist of the four is declared 'The…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on September 26, 2012 at 6:25am — No Comments

Graph Entropy to extract relevant words

I would share with you some early results about a research I'm doing in the field of "graph entropy" applied to text mining problem.

click here to read the entire post

Why Graph Entropy is so important?

Based on the main concept of entropy the following assumptions are true:



  • The entropy of a graph should be a functional of the…
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Added by Cristian Mesiano on September 24, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Datascape - Immersive 3D Data Visualisation

With the launch last week of Datascape I thought it would be worth putting an MD’s perspective on the product – how we got here, what the philosophy is that lies behind it, and where we hope to go with it. For a more formal view of the academic and commercial background see our Immersive Data Visualisation white…

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Added by David Burden on September 24, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Analytics: A “Moneyball” For Gaming

Author: Karan Bhalla, Director, IQR Analytics and Prachi Shah, Marketing  Consultant, IQR Analytics (http://www.iqrdataanalytics.com)

 

          A “state of business analytics” report was issued last year by Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services. In its survey of corporate executives across the globe, business analytics was identified as having “gone mainstream”…

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Added by AcademyForDecisionScience&Analyt on September 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The 8 worst predictive modeling techniques

Based on my opinion. You are welcome to discuss. Note that most of these techniques have evolved over time (in the last 10 years) to the point where most drawbacks have been eliminated - making the updated tool far different and better than its original version. Typically, these bad techniques are still widely used.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 23, 2012 at 11:00am — 31 Comments

A Monte Carlo Analysis on Case of Nike, Inc.: Cost of Capital

Referring to my previous post of http://emfps.blogspot.com/2011_06_12_archive.html,

I stated: “…But I am willing to tell you that it can be a complex case in which we can doubt about sensitivity analysis done by Kimi Ford…

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Added by Gholamreza Soleimani on September 20, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments

Fuzzy Delphi Method to Design a Strategic Plan (CON). Is This a New Inequality Theorem in Fuzzy Logic?

As I mentioned in my previous article of “Fuzzy Delphi Method to Design a Strategic Plan”, I would like to continue the debate on Distance Method.

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Added by Gholamreza Soleimani on September 20, 2012 at 7:08am — No Comments

Application of Pascal’s Triangular Plus Monte Carlo Analysis to Design a Strategic Plan

Following to article of “Fuzzy Delphi Method to Design a Strategic Plan” posted on link: http://emfps.blogspot.com/2012/02/fuzzy-delphi-method-to-design-strategic.html, the purpose of this article is to utilize a new simulation model to design the strategic plan instead of FDM where I had already depicted this simulation model in article of “Application of…

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Added by Gholamreza Soleimani on September 20, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments

EMFPS: How Can We Get the Power Set of a Set by Using of Excel? (The Case Analysis of Big Data)

Following to my previous article posted on link: http://emfps.blogspot.com/2012/08/emfps-how-can-we-get-power-set-of-set.html, let me tell you one of the applications of this method in Risk Management.  In this article, I am willing to solve a case in which the template is referred to my article of EMFPS: Efficient Portfolio of Assets (The Optimization for Risk, Return and…

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Added by Gholamreza Soleimani on September 20, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

SAS Stored Process: Benefits of Minimalist Programming

Minimalism

SAS stored processes can do a lot.  While I haven’t taken on the life of a true minimalist, recently I have come to see the benefits of limiting my stored process source code to just one statement.  And the best part of this practice is, I can still do everything I want.

When you create a stored…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on September 20, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments

Predictive, Descriptive, Prescriptive Analytics

The goal of  Data Analytics (big and small) is to get actionable insights resulting in smarter decisions and better business outcomes. How you architect business technologies and design data analytics processes to get valuable, actionable insights varies.



It is critical to design and build a data warehouse / business…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Top 15 articles for week ending on September 17

Weekly digest from Data Science Central and Analytic Bridge:

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 17, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

14 great data science articles from top news outlets

Our series typically includes selected contributions from Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Datanami, New York Times, MIT, Columbia University, etc. Here's our most recent digest:

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

DataScienceCentral / AnalyticBridge Webinar on September 25

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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