Data Visualization today was not even in the same ballpark as it was just 10 years ago and it surely wasn’t even in the same universe just 20 years ago. Data Viz experts like Nathan Yau, Aaron Koblin, Stephen Few, Edward Tufte, Ben Fry, and […]
Here’s something funny to think about. In a field that prides itself on being “data driven”, why is it then that a great majority of self-proposed thought leaders and talking heads all have different opinions on the topic of analytics?
Do you ever wonder all the ways that a problem can be solved statistically? Well here is a list of over 200 statistical procedures! How many do you know? How many have you actually used? Want to see even more? Scroll to the bottom to see links to hundreds more!
Analysis of Variance
One-Way Analysis […]
There is something inherently human about having a calendar that resets itself every 365 days. To be able to look at what’s working and what’s not working and make those changes really should be an ongoing affair but what the heck a new year thrown in is a perfect time to do a reboot!
Why Do You Have to Learn Linear Algebra?
I am always learning new things and as I take on more and more things to learn I am constantly forcing myself to first ask “Why is this important?” because obviously if I can’t find a reason clearly and easily enough then I usually won’t go down that […]
I could easily study and write solely on the topic of Big Data. I could dive deep into every single Apache project and all the other software offerings, white papers, and technologies around big data and I’d have a lot to write about. The challenge with this is that we are not robots, we can’t […]
Reporting, BI, and the lack of Mathematics
I have done reporting, data warehousing, and overall BI development for a while now and the one thing I always struggled with is how easy and common it was to be presenting numbers and yet not be very mathematical at all. What I mean is the most […]
The Central Limit Theorem (CLT) is a critical topic in statistics. Here are a handful of links and a video from Khan Academy to get you up to speed on the CLT.
I love examples that are so blatantly clear that even people who aren’t as crazy as I am about data can get it. Anscombe’s Quartet is exactly that, it shows that we must look at data visually to really ensure we understand the data.
Anscombe’s quartet comprises four datasets that have nearly identical simple statistical […]
I am slowly starting to get into Kaggle and want to eventually be one of the top competitors. I thought to myself I wonder what the top 10 competitors are like from a skill set? Well here are the top 10 as of December 21st, 2013:
You can find the up to date list […]
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