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Big data’s big ideas

Big data’s big ideas | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
Looking back at the evolution of our Strata events, and the data space in general, we marvel at the impressive data applications and tools now being employed by companies in many industries.
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Interview with COPSS Award winner Martin Wainright

Interview with COPSS Award winner Martin Wainright | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Martin Wainwright is the winner of the 2014 COPSS Award. This award is the most prestigious award in statistics, sometimes refereed to as the Nobel Prize in Statistics.
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What I use for data visualization

What I use for data visualization | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
Depending on the nature of the problem, data size, and deliverable, I still draw upon an array of tools for data visualization.
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Scientific method: Statistical errors

Scientific method: Statistical errors | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume.
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Why do we love R so much?

Why do we love R so much? | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
When Jeff, Brian, and I started the Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization we decided early on to organize the program around using R. Why? Because we love R, we use it everyday, and it has an incredible community of developers and users.
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Susan Athey: How Big Data Changes Business Management | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Susan Athey: How Big Data Changes Business Management | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
The Stanford economist explains how troves of digital data will reshape competition.
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Unconference on the Future of Statistics (Live Stream) #futureofstats

Unconference on the Future of Statistics (Live Stream) #futureofstats | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
The Unconference on the Future of Statistics will begin at 12pm EDT today. Watch the live stream here.
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Julia’s Role in Data Science

Julia’s Role in Data Science | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
Introduction
Since its first public release in February 2012, the Julia programming language has received a lot of hype. This has led to some confusion about the language’s current status.
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data and human-centered design

data and human-centered design | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
filming at the ideation workshop
During a trip to Chicago for a conference on R, I had a chance to cowork at the Datascope Analytics (DsA) office.
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Seminar on translation macroeconomics

Seminar on translation macroeconomics | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
Mox is a young but well educated translator. Two PhDs, six languages... and he hardly earns the minimum wage.

Via Charles Tiayon
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Post-Piketty Lessons

Post-Piketty Lessons | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
The latest crisis in data analysis comes to us (once again) from the field of Economics. Thomas Piketty, a French economist recently published a book titled Capital in the 21st Century that has been a best-seller.
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The vast majority of statistical analysis is not performed by statisticians | Simply Statistics

The vast majority of statistical analysis is not performed by statisticians | Simply Statistics | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
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On the scalability of statistical procedures: why the p-value bashers just don't get it.

On the scalability of statistical procedures: why the p-value bashers just don't get it. | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
Executive Summary
The problem is not p-values it is a fundamental shortage of data analytic skill.
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Revolutions | R skills attract the highest salaries in the US

Revolutions | R skills attract the highest salaries in the US | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
Two recent salary surveys have shown that R language skills attract median salaries in excess of $110,000 in the United States. In the 2014 Dice Tech Salary Survey of over 17,000 technology professionals, the highest-paid IT skill was R programming. While big-data skills in general featured strongly in the top tier, having R at the top of the list reflects the strong demand for skills to make sense of, and extract value from big data. Similarly, the recent O'Reilly Data Scientist Survey also found R skills amongst those that pay in the $110,000-$125,000 range (albeit amongst a much smaller and...
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Flavio Barros's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:59 PM

Pelo menos no mercado americano é assim. Como será no Brasil daqui a alguns poucos anos?

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Geographic data is the glue for public health and treatment

Geographic data is the glue for public health and treatment | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
We’ve all seen cool maps of health data, such as these representations of diabetes prevalence by US county.
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Design Thinking and Data Science

Design Thinking and Data Science | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
By Dean Malmgren and Jon Wettersten
Photo Courtesy of Jon Wettersten
There’s a lot of hype around “Big Data” these days. Don’t believe us?
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The emergence of Crowdsourcing specialists

The emergence of Crowdsourcing specialists | Bigdata & Statistics | Scoop.it
A little over four years ago, I attended the first Crowdsourcing meetup at the offices of Crowdflower (then called Dolores Labs).
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