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Quickly start and optimize keyword advertising campaigns on Google in 7 days: a 11-step procedure

This is what I did, and it worked quite well. 

  1. Identify 10 top, high volume, well targeted keywords for your business. These are your seed…

Added by Vincent Granville on May 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

More resources for data scientists and analytic professionals

Recently posted on DataScienceCentral and AnalyticBridge:

1. Conferences

  • Europe’s Best and Brightest come together at Analytics 2012 -…

Added by Capri on May 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

R you ready for Big Machine Learning?

Recently, we released python bindings for our API.  We received fantastic feedback on the related

blog post from hacker news and twitter, so we started thinking about other languages that could benefit from a tighter integration with the…


Added by Justin Donaldson on May 11, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

SAS Enterprise Guide: Import the Excel Spreadsheet – Easy Peasy

One SAS Enterprise Guide feature I particularly like is the ability to import Microsoft Excel data quickly and easily.  SAS offers many ways to work with Excel spreadsheets but often I find I just want to extract data from Excel and get on with my job.  

Use a “Known Good” First Time

If you are trying this process for the first time, use a “known good” or simple spreadsheet so if any issues arise you can at least eliminate the data as the cause. When this process fails, I…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on May 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Big Data Will Need 1.5 Million Data Scientists | Dice

How many of these jobs can be performed by bots (computer programs)? Here's the story:…


Added by Capri on May 9, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Government Agencies Adding a Petabyte of New Data, Making no Progress in Big Data | Yahoo Finance

IT professionals estimate that they have less…


Added by Capri on May 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Data visualization: example of a great, interactive chart

This chart was published in the Forbes magazine by Jon Bruner, and the data comes from the IRS tax stats tables.


More people left Phoenix in 2009 than came. The map above visualizes moves to and from Phoenix; counties that took more migrants than they sent are linked with red lines. Counties that sent more migrants than they took are linked with blue lines.


Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 8, 2012 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Uncertainty coefficients for Features Reduction - comparison with LDA technique

Uncertainty coefficient
Consider a set of people's data labelled with two different labels, let's say blue and red, and let's assume that for this people we have a bunch of variables to describe them.
Moreover, let's assume that one of the variables is the social…

Added by Cristian Mesiano on May 5, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Three blog posts with tons of valuable information

There is at least one thing of interest to any data scientist in the following:

  • List of publicly traded analytic companies -…

Added by Vincent Granville on May 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Pentaho Introduces New Interactive Visualization and Expanded Big Data Analytics

Orlando, Fla. — April 25, 2012 — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced the general availability of Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5. With this release, Pentaho provides new user-driven, interactive visualization and data exploration capabilities that access all data sources, including big data, as well as a pluggable and extensible interface for software and SaaS companies to…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A new set of six great data science articles from top news outlets


Added by Capri on May 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

SimaFore Partners With Rapid-I To Provide Cost-Effective Analytics Apps For SME’S

Online PR News – 01-May-2012…


Added by Richard on May 3, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

60 topics about data science, big data and business analytics

I invite you to read this data science digest, compiling resources from multiple websites, at

More than 10 featured announcements, 25 job ads, and the following 25 articles and…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

IDC Report: Analytics for Driving Business Process Improvement

Sponsored by:

Dear Analytic Professionals:

There is no longer a question about the importance of analytics -- the real question is why…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Big Data's Big Problem: Little Talent | Wall Street Journal

Yet another article about the same issue (lack of talent) that has been dicussed at lengths over the last months, see

Here's my…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever | Wired

Two university professors let the public take their artificial intelligence course online, for free. Then 160,000 students sihned up. Now the plan is to changer higher learning forever.…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 30, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

GE's Billion-Dollar Bet on Big Data | BusinessWeek

The Steinmetz barn housed GE's first laboratory

General Electric’s (GE)first research laboratory was housed in a barn in upstate New York; its newest is going up in Silicon Valley. In a vivid illustration of how the locus of U.S.…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 29, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

New Article: Correlation & Scatter Plots

In this article, we review two, intertwined tools in the data mining arsenal: correlation and scatter plots.  These tools are fundamental for gauging the relationship (if any) between pairs of data elements (say, the age and income of your customers).  As we’ll soon see, there are good, bad, and ugly things that can happen when we apply a purely computational method like correlation.  My goal is to help you avoid the usual pitfalls, so  you can use correlation and scatter plots effectively…


Added by Daniel Graettinger on April 26, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

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