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Data Mining versus (?) Data Science

September 16, 2014
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Two of my favorite answers are:"A data scientist is a statistician who lives in San Francisco""A data scientist is someone who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician."(These have both...

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RDataMining Slides Series

September 14, 2014
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RDataMining Slides Series

by Yanchang Zhao, RDataMining.com I have made a series of slides on R and data mining, based on my book titled R and Data Mining — Examples and Case Studies. The slides will be used at my presentations at seminars … Continue reading →

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Slides of 12 tutorials at ACM SIGKDD 2014

September 7, 2014
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Slides of 12 tutorials at ACM SIGKDD 2014

Slides of 12 tutorials taught by data science experts and thought leaders at ACM SIGKDD 2014 are provided at http://www.kdd.org/kdd2014/tutorials.html. Below is a list of them. 1.Scaling Up Deep Learning Yoshua Bengio 2. Constructing and mining web-scale knowledge graphs Antoine … Continue reading →

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An Achievement on Stack Overflow

August 26, 2014
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An Achievement on Stack Overflow

Last Friday (August 22nd), I achieved a milestone on Stack Overflow, a computing question-and-answer site, by hitting 200,000 points.  So far this year, I have also earned more points than anyone, a testament to my obsession with the site (you can...

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Gordon Linoff and Michael Berry Interviewed for JMP’s Analytically Speaking Series

August 19, 2014
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On August 13th, Anne Milley of JMP interviewed us for the webcast series, Analytically Speaking. The full program is available for viewing here. We discussed a range of topics including the upcoming supplement to Data Mining Techniques (3rd Edition). T...

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Bing hearts World Cup 2014, Google – not so much

July 12, 2014
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Bing hearts World Cup 2014, Google – not so much

While Google has been doing a great job of their front page animations (today's is very nice, illustrating how Brazil and The Netherlands are on their way to Russia for 2018), Bing appears to be far more attentive to actually...

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RDataMining group having 6000 members today

July 5, 2014
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RDataMining group having 6000 members today

RDataMining Group: http://group.rdatamining.com Twitter: @RDataMining Website: http://www.RDataMining.com The RDataMining group has 6000 members today, 5 July 2014. Created in August 2011, this group has developed into a big community with 6000 member within three years. Since its creation, many members … Continue reading →

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Currency Exchange Rate Forecasting with ARIMA and STL

July 3, 2014
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Currency Exchange Rate Forecasting with ARIMA and STL

I have made an example of time series forecasting with R, demonstrating currency exchange rate forecasting with the ARIMA and STL models. The example is easy to understand and follow. R source files are provided to run the example. The … Continue reading →

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%HPGLIMMIX SAS macro is available online at JSS website

July 1, 2014
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%HPGLIMMIX SAS macro is available online at JSS website

My paper "%HPGLIMMIX: A High-Performance SAS Macro for GLMM Estimation" is now available at Journal of Statistical Software website @here.SAS macro and code can also be found there. If you use it, please kindly send me an email so that I know my work i...

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Loading IP Test Data Into Postgres

May 31, 2014
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Loading IP Test Data Into Postgres

Recently, I was trolling around the internet looking for some IP address data to play with.  Fortunately, I stumbled across MaxMind's Geolite Database, which is available for free.    All I have to do is include this notice:This product ...

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