RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0

Another Armadillo 7.* release — now at 7.400. We skipped the 7.300.* serie release as it came too soon after our most recent CRAN release. Releasing RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0 now keeps us at the (roughly monthly) cadence which works as a good compromise between getting updates out at Conrad‘s sometimes frantic pace, while keeping CRAN (and Debian) uploads to about once…
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The top 5 Big Data courses to help you break into the industry

Previous post            Tweet Tags: Big Data, Cloudera, Coursera, Data Science Education, Hortonworks, Online Education, Simplilearn Here is a review of top 5 providers of Big Data and Data Science courses By Simplilearn. In companies across industries, data gathering and analysis has become a number one priority and Big Data professionals are in great demand. To help you…
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Interpretability over Accuracy

Previous post Next post            Tweet Tags: Accuracy, Interpretability, Salford Systems If researchers can’t understand a provided answer, it is not viable. They can’t write about techniques they don’t understand beyond “Here are the numbers. Look how pretty my model is.” Good research, that ain’t. By Adam Edwards, Diary of a Data Scientist (Salford Systems). The majority of…
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A Tutorial on the Expectation Maximization (EM) Algorithm

Previous post Next post            Tweet Tags: Clustering, Data Science, Data Science Education, Predictive Analytics, Statistics This is a short tutorial on the Expectation Maximization algorithm and how it can be used on estimating parameters for multi-variate data. By Elena Sharova, codefying. We are presented with some unlabelled data and we are told that it comes from a…
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Presidential Election Predictions 2016 (an ASA competition)

Guest post by Jo Hardin ASA’s Prediction Competition In this election year, the American Statistical Association (ASA) has put together a competition for students to predict the exact percentages for the winner of the 2016 presidential election. They are offering cash prizes for the entry that gets closest to the national vote percentage and that best predicts the winners for each…
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Build Your Analytics Skills with TDWI Online Learning

           Tweet Previous post Next post Tags: Business Analytics, Data Models, Online Education, TDWI Skill Up Over the Summer! Save on Business Analytics, Data Modeling, or other online courses* or bundle through Sep 2, 2016 with CODE: SUMMER.     Skill Up Over the Summer! Save $150 on any online course* or bundle through September 2, 2016.CODE: SUMMER*Offer…
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Free workshop on Stan for pharmacometrics (Paris, 22 September 2016); preceded by (non-free) three day course on Stan for pharmacometrics

Free workshop on Stan for pharmacometrics (Paris, 22 September 2016); preceded by (non-free) three day course on Stan for pharmacometrics So much for one post a day… Workshop: Stan for Pharmacometrics Day If you are interested in a free day of Stan for pharmacometrics in Paris on 22 September 2016, see the registration page: Julie Bertrand (statistical pharmacologist from Paris-Diderot…
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Tickets now available for EARL2016 Boston

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for this year’s Boston EARL Conference, which will be held at the Boston Science Museum on the 7-9th November. The call for abstracts is still open  so it’s not to late to submit a presentation should you wish to do so.  Presentations are sought around the business usage and commercial application…
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Analysis of the #7FavPackages hashtag

Twitter has seen a recent trend of “first 7” and “favorite 7” hashtags, like #7FirstJobs and #7FavFilms. Last week I added one to the mix, about my 7 favorite R packages: devtoolsdplyrggplot2knitrRcpprmarkdownshiny#7FavPackages #rstats — David Robinson (@drob) August 16, 2016 Hadley Wickham agreed to share his own, but on one condition: @drob I’ll do it if you write a script…
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R with Power BI: Import, Transform, Visualize and Share

Power BI, Microsoft’s data visualization and reporting platform, has made great strides in the past year integrating the R language. This Computerworld article describes the recent advances with Power BI and R. In short, you can: Power BI desktop is completely free to download and use, and includes all the features you need to create visualizations, reports and dashboards. (Publishing…
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