Archive for: July, 2014

EMC White Paper “Data Science Revealed: A Data-Driven Glimpse into the Burgeoning New Field”

I just came across this white paper by our friends at EMC. Key takeaways: The cost of computing power, data storage, and high-bandwidth internet access have plunged over the past 20 years. Companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google are making data their primary product. There is a huge talent gap for data scientists.  

Wolfram | Alpha Pro: Taking Web Search into the Realm of the Scientific

I just started my free trial of the Wolfram|Alpha Pro browser/tool and it looks to be very powerful.  It is priced at $4.99/month and you get no ads and a lot of scientific capability and other cool functions.  It looks like they have taken Mathematica online. I previously discussed Wolfram’s Computable Document Format here.  Alpha…

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The Age of Big Data

Fantastic article from the NYT’s about the world and opportunities of big data here. It’s a revolution, says Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science.  We’re really just getting under way.  But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government.  There…

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