A friend and I were bayesian-doodling on the Monte Hall game show problem – There are three doors to choose from. Behind one door is a prize; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say Door A, and Monte… Read More ›

# Month: August 2013

## DSI 001 Integrating R and Hadoop with RHadoop

This is the first in a series of screencasts designed to demonstrate practical aspects of data science. In this episode, I will show you how to integrate R, that awesome awe inspiring statistical processing environment, with Hadoop, the master of… Read More ›

## Data Visualization – Lessons Based on Stephen Few

Edward Tufte’s principle point in data visualization is to above all else – show the data. But with a too many graphical options to quantify, how does one go about creating these effective visualization? The short video presentation by Tyler… Read More ›

## 60+ R Resources Every Data Scientist Should Be Aware Of!

There are a lot of great R resources on the internet, ranging from one off articles and texts to comprehensive tutorials. Here are a few of the more popular links: 60+ R resources to improve your data skills Introduction to… Read More ›

## Inforgraphic: 3 Key Skills Of Successful Data Scientists

FICO, known for its analytics and decision-making products and of course its eponymous credit-scoring service, has a new infographic that summarizes the eight characteristics of a top-notch data scientist. You’ll find it here. According to Dr. Andrew Jennings, chief analytics… Read More ›

## A Brief History Of Data Science

This brief history of data science is an updated version of Gil Press’s “A Very Short History of Data Science.” The timeline depicts how data scientists became sexy is mostly the story of the coupling of the mature discipline of… Read More ›

## FIELD NOTE: Methodological Problems

Methodological Problems (i.e., problems for which existing methods are inadequate), which leads to new statistical research and improved techniques. This area of work is called Mathematical Statistics and is primarily concerned with developing and evaluating the performance of new statistical… Read More ›