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Book on Computer Programming

Data scientists use a range of tools in their work and some of these eventually require programming. This book, titled The Art and Craft of Computer Programming, is a guide to computer programming. It does not focus on a specific programming language, but instead contains the essential material from a first year Computer Science course. The book is available from Amazon.com.…

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Added by Mark McIlroy on October 19, 2017 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Free book on Excel formulas and VBA macros

Listed on my personal website www.markmcilroy.com is my book titled 'A guide to writing Excel formulas and VBA macros'. The book is available for free download in PDF format. It is also available in print from Amazon.com.

Excel is widely used for all forms of data analysis once the bulk of the data has been processed and summarised using a tool such as SAS, SQL, etc.

While this book is relatively small it includes an overview of key…

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Added by Mark McIlroy on November 18, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Book review - 'The Little SAS book'

This post is a brief review of the book 'The Little SAS book' by Delwiche and Slaughter.

I came across this book in my first SAS position. It had been left behind by a former employee, or the company, and was sitting on the shelf of my cubical.

I had no experience with SAS, and all I had to refer to was the existing code in the system and this book.

As the title suggests it's quite a small book in IT terms, the fifth edition is 325 pages.

One benefit of this is…

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Added by Mark McIlroy on November 8, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Financial Times Review of “Predictive Analytics”: “Ignores Dark Overtones”

The Financial Times reviewed my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die.

 

Click here to read the full Financial Times review (free membership required).

 

Excerpt from the book review:

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Added by Eric Siegel on August 15, 2013 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Partial Retraction Regarding Chase’s Profit with Mortgage Prediction

This blog post is to retract an aspect of a story about Chase Bank that I reported in my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die (published by Wiley, February 2013).

Although predictive analytics professionals usually tell accurate stories about their projects, sometimes the information that comes from human beings is less reliable than the data driven systems they…

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Added by Eric Siegel on July 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Featured in news from Microsoft today - "Authors say: Create a Culture of Performance"

Featured in news from Microsoft today - "Authors say: Create a Culture of Performance"

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Sep09/09-03DigAHole.mspx

Added by Joey Fitts on September 3, 2009 at 11:20pm — No Comments

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