— In the News —
This new Figshare report offers insights into the state of open data around the world.
The MIT Sloan Management Review presents four strikingly dissimilar organizations — a health care system, a bank, a major industrial company, and a municipal government — in the process of becoming data-driven.
There's lots to think about here to help you find hidden flaws in your thinking.
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— Tools and Techniques —
In a recent story, The Economist used a facial-analysis API to quantify Donald Trump's and Hilary Clinton’s emotions during the debates. In this tutorial, Ben Heubl of The Economist's Data Team shows how they did it.
Nice introduction to Pandas, a Python package that makes it easy to import and analyze data.
TSFRESH automatically extracts hundreds of features from time series data so you can spend less time on feature engineering. This package has a robust feature selection algorithm and contains many feature extraction methods.
— Resources —
This curated collection of Deep Learning papers is well-organized and covers a lot of ground, starting with the basics.
PyData brings together users and developers of data analysis tools to discuss how best to apply Python for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. Here are the just-released talks from October's conference.
— Data Viz —
Nice collection of R graphs with code snippets to get you started. Covers a wide variety of graph types including boxplots, heatmaps, streamgraphs, dendrograms, radar charts, network graphs, circular plots, etc, etc.
Great explanation of the importance of starting at zero. For bar charts, it's the difference between data visualization and data spin.