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Idea to track the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared
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Alexa versus to quantify website traffic
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How to benchmark a metric?
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Predicting the US government collapse and its impact
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Clustering idea for very large datasets
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Metadata for document indexing, cataloguing, copyright protection and forensics
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The dangers of pseudo analytic science
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How can I apply for Data Scientist job without holding a PhD?
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SQL: optimizing or eliminating joins?
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Job interview question: what is wrong with this picture?
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Linear regression on an usual domain, hyperplane, sphere or simplex
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A solution to rising oceans?
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Why is Vlookup (in Excel) 1,000 times slower than hash tables in Python?
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Ad serving optimization
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Looking for a web app to run polls and display results
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Normalized odds-ratio
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Text mining: alternative to Wordflex?
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Python Machine Learning Books

Machine Learning in PythonBuilding Machine Learning Systems with Python (2013): Master the art of machine learning with Python and build effective machine learning systems with this intensive hands-on guide.Learning scikit-learn: Machine Learning in Python (2013): Experience the…See More
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Analytics Handbook - Part 2

Part 2 contains interviews with CEO's and executives, see below. Part 1 featured analysts and data scientists.CEOs & Managers EditionDerek Steer -------------------------- CEO, Mode AnalyticsDean Abbott ------------ Founder, Smarter Remarketer IncTom Wheeler ------------- Director of Education, ClouderaMike Olson…See More
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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 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 book, and raised $6MM in start-up funding. Vincent is a top 20 big data influencers according to Forbes, was featured on CNN, and is #1 in Gil Press' A-List of data scientists.

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Comparing apples and oranges

Interesting cartoon:

Click here to see a few more cartoons about analytics /…


Posted on March 23, 2014 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest, March 3


Predictive Analytics World, May 12-15, 2014 in Toronto is the business event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners, covering today's commercial deployment of predictive…


Posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

How much is big data compressible? An interesting theorem.

I am doing some research to compress data available as tables (rows and columns, or cubes) more efficiently. This is the reverse data science approach: instead of receiving compressed data and applying statistical techniques to extract insights, here, we are looking at uncompressed data, extract all possible insights, and eliminate everything but the insights, to compress the data.…


Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

David Hand's interview: about miracles and rare events | Forbes

David Hand, a leading statistician, is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and senior research investigator at Imperial College London. He’s the former president of the Royal Statistical Society and chief scientific advisor to hedge fund Winton Capital.…



Posted on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am

How analytics will drive the future

Guest blog submitted by Marty Ellingsworth (, President of Verisk Innovative Analytics, a division of Verisk Analytics ( 

Whether you’re steering an enterprise, championing an analytics program, driving a venture capital-funded data-modeling product…


Posted on February 8, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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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 10:15am on February 19, 2013, Fabian R. Breschi said…


Thank you very much for the invitation and the friendship, very glad to be onboard!

Regards from Toscana,

Fabián R. Breschi

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.




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