AWS Public Data Sets A data set containing Google Books n-gram corpora. This data set is freely available on Amazon S3 in a Hadoop friendly file format and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The original dataset is available from
Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice. What is R? During the last decade, the momentum coming from both academia and industry has lifted the R programming language to become the single most important tool for computational statistics, visualization and data science. Worldwide, millions of statisticians and data scientists use R to solve their most challenging problems in fields ranging from computational biology to quantitative marketing. R has become the most popular language for data science and an essential tool for Finance and analytics-driven companies such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Watch this 90 second video for an introduction to R
Exposing an online interface for MATLAB (and potentially any language) I was always interested in building a small cluster with my (old) computers for my research project (just like MATLAB Distributed Server or a Hadoop cluster). While MATLAB is one of the most mature platforms for scientific computing, it's also extremely expensive, so expensive that an Ivy League college determines to exclude MATLAB Distributed Server in its academic license. Therefore we have to build some simple (and possibly dirty) alternative for the MATLAB cluster. And the first step is to expose MATLAB to the external world with some network interface. Although MATLAB is able to invoke Java's socket library to provide some sort of interop-ability, designing a communication protocol and building everything from scratch is just a waste of time. With the intuition to make the interface both machine and human friendly, we determine to build it as an HTTP site with a simple user interface.
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