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UT.7.01x: Foundations of Data Analysis from edX *Note - This is an Archived course* In a world that’s full of data, we have many questions: How long do animals in a shelter have to wait until they are adopted? Can we model the growth of internet usage in a country? Do films with a more adult rating make more money that other rated films? Luckily, the world is also full of data to help us answer those questions. This course will walk through the basics of statistical thinking – starting with an interesting question.

The Data Visualization Beginner’s Toolkit #2: Visualization Tools (Note: if you are new to this series, the DVBTK doesn’t teach you how to do visualization. Rather it is meant to help people find a less chaotic and more effective path towards the acquisition of the necessary skills to become a data visualization pro. To know more, make sure to read the introduction to the series first.) The DVBTK #1 introduced books and study material to make sure you acquire the right knowledge in the right order. Studying is the first step and there’s no level of practice that can substitute for it. Essentials of Machine Learning Algorithms (with Python and R Codes) Introduction Google’s self-driving cars and robots get a lot of press, but the company’s real future is in machine learning, the technology that enables computers to get smarter and more personal. – Eric Schmidt (Google Chairman) We are probably living in the most defining period of human history. The period when computing moved from large mainframes to PCs to cloud. But what makes it defining is not what has happened, but what is coming our way in years to come.

Database / SOVA We invite readers to use our new, publicly accessible database. The given data covers incidents of hate crimes and violent acts of vandalism (but not propaganda), and also any convictions on any article of the Criminal Code relating to "extremism." Data are systematically introduced beginning in early 2010, and are available beginning with the month three months prior to the request. Tips for working with the database are given once a user logs in. Acts of violence Vandalism Reporting, Analytics, and Big Data: A Continuous Feedback Loop to Drive Better Decision-Making March 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm Mary Ludloff By Marilyn Craig A recent conversation with a client reminded me that no matter how crazy and exciting the Big Data world gets, it is still critical to understand what your goals are and where you are in the process of reaching those goals. Having a good foundation in “what’s important” is critical before you jump into the wild world of Big Analytics.

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. Underlying this sensation is an often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our "second brain". A deeper understanding of this mass of neural tissue, filled with important neurotransmitters, is revealing that it does much more than merely handle digestion or inflict the occasional nervous pang. The little brain in our innards, in connection with the big one in our skulls, partly determines our mental state and plays key roles in certain diseases throughout the body. Although its influence is far-reaching, the second brain is not the seat of any conscious thoughts or decision-making.

Weka 3 - Data Mining with Open Source Machine Learning Software in Java Weka is a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks. The algorithms can either be applied directly to a dataset or called from your own Java code. Weka contains tools for data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, and visualization.

Open Data's Impact - The Govlab Benefits to Charities Outside of government, probably the heaviest users of the T3010 data set have been charities themselves. One of the earliest nonprofit users of the data set, Imagine Canada, has been working with the data since the early 1990s.

Regression Models from Coursera I agree with a comment above - this class should ideally be completely redone (with a different instructor). The emphasis is on derivation of formulas and techniques, not applications to the real world. Also, the course "textbook" is significantly inferior to the free OpenIntro textbook. Course quizzes and the project Read More I agree with a comment above - this class should ideally be completely redone (with a different instructor). 101 Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks Looking for the ultimate tips for Google searching? You've just found the only guide to Google you need. Let's get started: Which Skills Should I Learn to Become a Big Data Engineer? - Mutable Ideas A few days ago I received an email from a student of Universidad Tecnológica Nacional asking me for advice about what kind of skills he needed acquire to be hired as Big Data Engineer, I felt it was something worth writing about and hopefully it can generate a sane debate and help more people. Disclosure The frameworks and books I’m referring here are based on my personal experience working on Digital Marketing and Analytics industry, if you want to learn bigdata to work on DNA/medical research or stocks trading, this post probably offers an incomplete reference.

Open Data for Development - Home Region of focus: Global Duration: 24 monthsFunding: CA$8 millionLaunched: January 2015 The Open Data for Development (OD4D) program brings together a network of leading implementing partners who have a wealth of experience in developing countries. Together, they are harnessing open data initiatives to enhance transparency and accountability, and to facilitate public service delivery and citizen participation.

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