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Visualizing Decision Trees with Pybaobabdt
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Correspondence Analysis: From Raw Data to Visualizing Relationships
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Podcast: Four Things the Machine Learning Industry Must Learn from Self-Driving Cars
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A Refresher on Continuous Versus Discrete Input Variables
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Industry News

Deathtrap: Overlearning in Predictive Analytics

 I am in the process of gathering survey data for the TDWI Predictive Analytics Best Practices Report.  Right now, I’m in the data analysis phase.  It turns out (not surprisingly) that one of the biggest barriers to adoption of predictive analytics is understanding how the technology works.  Education is definitely needed as more advanced forms

Army explores predicting suicides as way to prevent them

 A controversial new Army plan would predict which soldiers might kill themselves, potentially enabling military to provide mental health counseling and other services to treat troubled troops. Even as thousands of U.S. servicemembers were dying in Iraq...

Limited role for big data seen in developing predictive models

 Many analytics professionals have high hopes for big data, but speakers at the Predictive Analytics World conference struck a decidedly cautious tone when discussing the concept as it relates to building predictive models. “To me, big data...

Intro To Predictive Analytics Reading List

 Predictive Analytics Is Red Hot Why? What organization couldn’t benefit from making better decisions? Just ask the Obama campaign, which used sophisticated uplift modeling to target and influence swing voters. Or telecom firms that use predictive analytics...

R usage skyrocketing: Rexer poll

  Rexer Analytics has been conducting regular polls of data miners and analytics professionals on their software choices since 2007, and the results of the 2013 Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey were presented at last month’s Predictive...

Big data and predictive analytics: When is enough data enough?

 Michael Berry is taking a stand against the big data hype. More data, said the analytics director for travel website TripAdvisor, doesn’t always mean better business results. Case in point: big data and predictive analytics. “Many predictive...

It’s starting to come together

  The technology-customer centricity-profitability linkage emerges Every year Gartner comes out with a fascinating graph detailing the “hype cycle” of scores of new technologies, plotting them on a time curve that traces them through various stages, starting...

Big Data, ‘Breaking Bad’ And Orange Juice

 MailChimp’s chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you’re ready to learn. What’s the best way to teach data science to people who lack...

Five takeways from Predictive Analytics World

 I often learn as much by talking to people in between sessions at a conference as I do when listening to the presentations, and this week’s Predictive Analytics World event has been no exception. I had the...

“Big data” for your small business: some basics to start thinking about

  Heard of big data but not sure what it is? Here is a basic introduction to the concept and how it might help your small business. [Data mining and “big data” are buzzwords in business IT...

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