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Challenge of the week: survival analysis
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What do you think of BigML?

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Market forecast API delivering forecasts via Twitter
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Curious formula generating all digits of square root numbers
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Challenge of the week: Zipf's Law

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Challenge of the week: Piecewise linear clustering versus SVM
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Challenge of the week - Continued fractions for predictive modeling
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Modeling of Garments industry Data
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New textbook on data mining

Posted on behalf of Charu Aggarwal.Folks,I recently published a new textbook on data mining. Details are below: Title: Data Mining: The Textbook Comprehensive textbook on data mining, 734 pages. Authored by Charu Aggarwal Publisher: Springer, April 2015. The table of contents are available at:…See More
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"So, using the 2nd/3rd/.. derivative for discovering the "elbow" point restricts the search to K >= 3 correct ? and so on..  "
Vincent Granville commented on Vincent Granville's blog post The 8 worst predictive modeling techniques
"Myles, these tools have been widely abused. There are much better and simpler tools, more robust and scalable, model-independent, suitable for black-box predictions and bad data, that can be used and understood by non-statisticians, without causing…"
Myles Gartland commented on Vincent Granville's blog post The 8 worst predictive modeling techniques
"Vincent- I would like your opinion on the rest of the post. Just not commenting on reviews part. So do we throw these tools out and and stop teaching them? (and my review of Kuhn's book is positive. I guess yours is not. But I was only using…"

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Dr. Vincent Granville is a visionary data scientist with 15 years of big data, predictive modeling, digital and business analytics experience. Vincent is widely recognized as the leading expert in scoring technology, fraud detection and web traffic optimization and growth. Over the last ten years, he has worked in real-time credit card fraud detection with Visa, advertising mix optimization with CNET, change point detection with Microsoft, online user experience with Wells Fargo, search intelligence with InfoSpace, automated bidding with eBay, click fraud detection with major search engines, ad networks and large advertising clients.

Most recently, Vincent launched Data Science Central, the leading social network for big data, business analytics and data science practitioners. Vincent is a former post-doctorate of Cambridge University and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the finalists at the Wharton School Business Plan Competition and at the Belgian Mathematical Olympiads. Vincent has published 40 papers in statistical journals (including Journal of Royal Statistical Society - Series B, IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Journal of Number Theory), a Wiley book on data science, and is an invited speaker at international conferences. He also developed a new data mining technology known as hidden decision trees, owns multiple patents, published the first data science eBook, and raised $6MM in start-up funding. Vincent is a top 20 big data influencers according to Forbes, and was also featured on CNN.
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At 1:15am on June 24, 2013, Hina Ranglani said…
sir,looking for a answer how
scaling up for high dimensional data& high speed data streams..
At 4:07am on April 12, 2013, Nene Lawani said…
Thanks Vincent! Sorry I missed this earlier...
At 4:06pm on March 10, 2013, Serge Kozlov said…

Thanks for the invite!

At 10:52am on March 10, 2013, Robert Downing said…

Thanks for the invite!

At 3:41am on March 9, 2013, Shane Campbell said…


thanks for adding me. can i ask you why you choose to add people like me? didn't see it coming?



At 11:23am on March 8, 2013, Madhusudan Dusi said…


Thanks a ton for the friendship, it matters a lot, so happy to accept your hand of friendship

Cheers & Regards


At 6:37am on February 21, 2013, hunter.robertallan said…

Thanks also for the invite. I do have a question about data mining methods and tools. I have a specific situation in mind at work, and would like some professional feedback. Anyone willing to lend an ear and opinion..? thanks...rob

At 4:01am on February 17, 2013, Rishi Jain said…

Hey Vincent,


Sometime back I saw internship material on your site. I am working in the Analytics Industry and looking for improving my technical skills. Please let me know in case you guys are offering any internships which I can pursue along with my job.



At 3:04pm on December 19, 2012, Vickie Comrie said…

Thanks Vincent!  I am honored to be your friend.



At 1:05pm on September 29, 2012, Ankit Sharma said…

Thank you Vincent. 


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