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#Bayesian Methods for Hackers | #datascience

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Bayesian Methods for Hackers : An intro to Bayesian methods + probabilistic programming with a computation/understanding-first, mathematics-second point of view.

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luiy's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:35 AM

Bayesian Methods for Hackers is designed as a introduction to Bayesian inference from a computational/understanding-first, and mathematics-second, point of view. Of course as an introductory book, we can only leave it at that: an introductory book. For the mathematically trained, they may cure the curiosity this text generates with other texts designed with mathematical analysis in mind. For the enthusiast with less mathematical-background, or one who is not interested in the mathematics but simply the practice of Bayesian methods, this text should be sufficient and entertaining.

 

The choice of PyMC as the probabilistic programming language is two-fold. As of this writing, there is currently no central resource for examples and explanations in the PyMC universe. The official documentation assumes prior knowledge of Bayesian inference and probabilistic programming. We hope this book encourages users at every level to look at PyMC. Secondly, with recent core developments and popularity of the scientific stack in Python, PyMC is likely to become a core component soon enough.

PyMC does have dependencies to run, namely NumPy and (optionally) SciPy. To not limit the user, the examples in this book will rely only on PyMC, NumPy, SciPy and Matplotlib only.

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Why a guitar is a better multi-touch interface than the iPhone and how touchscreens can catch up

Why a guitar is a better multi-touch interface than the iPhone and how touchscreens can catch up | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
According to Qeexo CTO Chris Harrison, touchscreen devices are moving from multi-touch controls into a new type of interface he calls “rich touch.”
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Disrupting city hall

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Harvard Kennedy School and Law School experts say city life will be transformed by city governments that are plugged into technology.
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Technology and data analytics should transform municipal government...
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Are we overreacting to Twitter’s latest blog post, or are retweets-as-faves here to stay?

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Twitter’s recent vaguely worded blog post got a big rise out of everyone from The Washington Post to The Guardian. But the company’s message was misinterpreted.
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Why the Internet of Things Narrative Has to Change

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It's time to approach the idea of the Internet of Things properly and start avoiding common misconceptions.
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IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: IBM Watson Takes On Global Challenges In Healthcare, Business And Finance

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By Michael Rhodin, IBM It’s hard to believe it’s only been 10 short months since the IBM Watson Group was announced. We talked of bringing together a unique group of people – incredibly talented professionals from across IBM – into a new unit. This included the single largest movement of IBM Research [...]
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Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

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Experts foresee changes across all aspects of life as digital connectivity advances. They predict hyper-personalized interactions, 3D holograms, immersive virtual reality and a deepening dependency upon machines as we navigate our lives.
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Xyo sells its app-finding tech to Mandalay Digital Group for integration with Digital Turbine

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Xyo’s touch-centric technology, which is based on fine-grained “micro-categories” of apps, will be quickly integrated with Digital Turbine’s offering for its imminent deployment with Verizon and Vodafone Australia.
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Our selfies, ourselves: What doctors can learn from our smartphone pics

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Many health apps rely on a phone’s built-in camera, and the resulting images can tell us a lot about ourselves, our drugs, our parasites, and more.
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How to know if you're learning the right programming language

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With hundreds of options to choose from, it's easy for beginners to get overwhelmed. How do you know if you are learning the “right” language?
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Are You Sure You Want a Google Inc. Smart Home? (GOOG, GOOGL)

The search giant, along with other tech heavyweights, will soon allow us to run our homes remotely, collecting reams of personal data along the way. - Tim Brugger - Tech and Telecom
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It looks as if Amazon is building out its robot army

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Bill Vass, formerly CEO of Liquid Robotics and a Sun Microsystems veteran, is now VP of engineering at Amazon Web Services.
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Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline

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It’s the Human Judgment of the Flock, Not the Lone Bird, That Powers It
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Google is trying to build its own quantum computing processors

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Google is teaming with a group of UCSB researchers, which has already demonstrated success with a new type of quantum architecture, to design and build its own quantum computing hardware. Google says it will continue its research with D-Wave Systems’ quantum computing system, too.
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Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It's unsurprisingly easy and fast

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Apple Pay is now available in the U.S. and while the setup process is similar to Google Wallet, it’s a little bit faster and easier.
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The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not

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The objects around us — from cars to clothes to baby monitors — are now internet-connected, and acting almost on their own. What laws do we need to control and protect ourselves when these objects act up?
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The spirit of experimentation and the evolution of your home timeline | Twitter Blogs

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How experimentation informs the continued improvement of your home timeline.
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Amazon and rise of mobile challenge Google's search position, says chairman

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Are EU regulators over-estimating Google’s influence? Chairman Eric Schmidt pointed to new competitive threats, including Amazon, in a speech in Berlin.
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[Ulule] Dernier jour pour soutenir l'Homido

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Le mois dernier, Cfirote, l'un de nos membres, nous présentait sur le Community le dirévi pour mobiles de sa société lilloi

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Cyber Espionage and the Digital Redistribution of Wealth

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Since the computerization of modern business, intellectual property (IP) theft in the U.S. has escalated to unprecedented levels. According to the former commander of the...
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Can We Trust Real-Time, Collective Intelligence to Live a Better Life? - iQ by Intel

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Networked objects are learning to anticipate our needs and orchestrate responses that deliver safety, efficiency, and convenience.
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Les nouvelles technos ne détruisent pas le cerveau, elles s’y adaptent !

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How Silicon Valley spends its money on Capitol Hill

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I visualized a trove of data from MapLight about the issues on which internet companies are lobbying Congress. Here are the results of that, as well as links to the raw data.
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Oculus VR CEO and his mother donate over $30 million to University of Maryland

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe isn't just sitting on all the cash he made from Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of his virtual reality startup. Instead, he's donating a cool $31 million to his alma...
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What a Twitter algorithm could mean for brands, publishers - Digiday

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Twitter is looking to introduce an algorithm in 2015, a change that could drastically affect the platform for both advertisers and users.
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should be read by all data researchers

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With Named Data Networking, a group of researchers promise a future without servers and IP addresses

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Researchers from UCLA, Cisco Systems, Verisign and others have formed a group that advocates for new type of networking model that they believe can handle large amounts of bandwidth and remove the need for servers.
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