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The Analyst’s Dilemma, R vs. Python, or How I Stopped Worrying and Hated Them Both
3 weeks ago

The Analyst’s Dilemma, R vs. Python, or How I Stopped Worrying and Hated Them Both

I recently worked on two analytic projects which had libraries which were crucial to the completion of the projects, which I like to call putting all your eggs in one …
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The Political Forecast Massacre of 2016
9 months ago

The Political Forecast Massacre of 2016

I’ve gone over the network forecasts for the presidential election of 2016 and it wasn’t a pretty sight. While I don’t buy the line that “A lot of forecasters will …
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Dear Linux, Less Forking, More Testing
11 months ago

Dear Linux, Less Forking, More Testing

I have a request from a sometimes Linux user, me.

Please stop forking and making new distros.

It’s not me, it’s you. Look, I’m a reasonably tech-savvy guy. And I …
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Marine Corps Inventory Reduction via Time Series Forecasting
1 year ago

Marine Corps Inventory Reduction via Time Series Forecasting

Last week I wrote an article about using a cluster computing system to generate a large amount of forecasts from time series data for the supply management units (SMU) in …
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Big Data Forecasting with R: Consumable Logistics for the Marine Corps
1 year ago

Big Data Forecasting with R: Consumable Logistics for the Marine Corps

Recently I constructed a simulation that modeled the consumable supply system of Marine Corps Logistics. The Marine Corps has several operational-level Supply Management Units (SMU) that warehouse and handle consumable …
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Setting up MySQL RDS on with remote access on Amazon Web Services
2 years ago

Setting up MySQL RDS on with remote access on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services has an amazing amount of capabilities, and some good ‘free’ stuff on it. But, and you knew the butt (sic) was coming, it can be painful to …
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R vs. Python for Data Analysis? R wins!!!!
2 years ago

R vs. Python for Data Analysis? R wins!!!!

For the record, I agree with almost all the conclusions of the contest. Especially after wrestling with Python this morning:

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2015/10/r-vs-python-data-analysis.html

Data Science Machine may replace human’s intuition
2 years ago

Data Science Machine may replace human’s intuition

It looks promising, I looked at Max Kanter’s thesis that defines the algorithm, and it’s a little light on validation. Bottom line is, we’ll see:

http://www.pulseheadlines.com/data-science-machine-replace-humans-intuition/8691/

Data science skills by job role, where do you fit in?
2 years ago

Data science skills by job role, where do you fit in?

Analytics Week published a great story about data science job skills that included this graphic:

As a full service data science organization, we cover a lot of these topics. …
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