background preloader

Intuitive Data Analysis

Intuitive Data Analysis
Related:  Big DataDataVizEntrepreneurial

The most influential data scientists on Twitter Twitter is emerging as an important medium for determining influence in many fields. Social ranking sites like Klout and Traackr include Twitter as a heavily-weighted component of their ranking algorithms, for example. Twitter isn't representative of the members of any field, but in areas where the members primarily engage online, it can be a useful proxy. SocialFlow's Gilad Lotan has used an analysis of social networks on Twitter to rank influences in such fields, including the communities of python users and data scientists. Each circle represents a data scientists on Twitter (anyone with Data Science, Data Scientist, Machine Learning, Data Strategy or the like in their bio). The colors represent connected clusters within the social graph, detected autonomously. Purple seems to be a mix of east coast and academics, while the dark blue is the west coast data drinking crew. The analysis of the social network code was performed with Python, and the visualization was created with Gephi.

Free Online Data Training | kdmcBerkeley Data visualization basic training; from spreadsheet to data mapping. kdmcBerkeley is offering four free online training courses in data journalism. You'll learn basic data visualization skills, from spreadsheets to data mapping. Each of the four one-hour long courses builds upon the other; register for all four sessions or choose the session that best meets your needs. Each course is offered twice, once at 10am PST and then again at 1pm PST. Spreadsheet Basics (Completed) February 20, Wednesday at 10:00am-11:00am or 1:00pm-2:00pm Get started in data journalism with the basics of spreadsheets. Key Takeaways: Knowledge of and working with the main components of a spreadsheet: cells, rows, columns How to enter data into a spreadsheetUse of formulas to perform simple mathematical calculations Working with functions in large datasets Introduction to Data Visualization February 27, Wednesday at 10:00am-11:00am or 1:00pm-2:00pm Examine visualization techniques for illustrating data.

Complainers in the Office: 3 Ways to Deal With Them Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there's a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways, according to Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life. In the book, he describes how neuroscientists have learned to measure brain activity when faced with various stimuli, including a long gripe session. "The brain works more like a muscle than we thought," Blake says. Even worse, being exposed to too much complaining can actually make you dumb. But if you're running a company, don't you need to hear about anything that may have gone wrong? So, how do you defend yourself and your brain from all the negativity? 1. "My father was a chain smoker," Blake confides. You should look at complaining the same way, he says. 2. Sometimes getting distance isn't an option. "Try to get the person who's complaining to take responsibility for a solution," Blake says. 3.

What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like - R “Ray” Wang by R “Ray” Wang | 10:00 AM December 6, 2012 The rise of big data is an exciting — if in some cases scary — development for business. Together with the complementary technology forces of social, mobile, the cloud, and unified communications, big data brings countless new opportunities for learning about customers and their wants and needs. It also brings the potential for disruption, and realignment. Organizations that truly embrace big data can create new opportunities for strategic differentiation in this era of engagement. Those that don’t fully engage, or that misunderstand the opportunities, can lose out. There are a number of new business models emerging in the big data world. Differentiation creates new experiences. Big data offers opportunities for many more service offerings that will improve customer satisfaction and provide contextual relevance. Brokering augments the value of information. Delivery networks enable the monetization of data.

Learn how to use Gephi Welcome to Gephi! Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analysing large networks graphs. Gephi uses a 3D render engine to display graphs in real-time and speed up the exploration. You can use it to explore, analyse, spatialise, filter, cluterize, manipulate and export all types of graphs. Getting Started New to Gephi? Quick Start Guide Supported Graph File Formats Official Tutorials Gephi is really easy to handle if you learn the basics. Popular Tutorials by the Community: Various Tutorials in Video: Non-English Tutorials: In French: In Spanish: In Chinese: 介绍 Gephi 的各项主要操作方法。 Datasets Let's download and try some datasets available on the wiki, like C.elegans brain network or the web mapping study EuroSiS for the European Union. Practical cases A Twitter tag, #madewithgephi, has been adopted to tell when Gephi was used. Facebook group Many experienced users can provide help on this group. Forum New users are welcome to post questions at the Gephi Support Forums. Wiki Papers Roadmap History

3 Ways To Make Everyone Around You Smarter Leaders accept and act on the paradox of power: you become more powerful when you give your own power away. Long before empowerment was written into the popular vocabulary, exemplary leaders understood how important it was for their constituents to feel strong, capable, and efficacious. Constituents who feel weak, incompetent, and insignificant will consistently underperform; they want to flee the organization and are ripe for disenchantment, even revolution. People who are not confident about their power, regardless of their organizational position or place, tend to hoard whatever shreds of influence they have. Powerless managers tend to adopt petty and dictatorial styles. Feeling powerful--feeling "able"--comes from a deep sense of being in control of your own life. Failing to do so creates dependency, and is the way of the Diminishers. Provide Choices You want people to take initiative and be self-directed. Structure Jobs to Offer Latitude Foster Accountability

D3.js - Data-Driven Documents 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic. Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle