— In the News —
The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them.
Fitbit's data team is working to create a product experience that's specific to every one of its users. Here's how they're accomplishing that, in spite of Fitbit's massive scale.
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— Tools and Techniques —
Forget what you think you know about descriptive statistics. Here's a whirlwind tour of the real stuff.
Initially invented to support graphics-intensive games, GPUs have become the optimal compute platform for data analytics. This is a great overview of what GPUs are, why they're so effective, and how to assess their costs.
Fun data exploration using tidy text, word2vec, and network graphs. Plus, Kung Fu movie recommendations!
Here's how to predict how a neighborhood will evolve, using readily available Census data.
— Resources —
This 3-hour crash course offers a quick introduction to deep-learning fundamentals, with some TensorFlow thrown in.
— Data Viz —
This is an elegant tool for working with geospatial data in R.
— Career —
Looking for your first data science job? Here are the skills and tools you need to know, how to master them, and tips for applying to jobs.
You can be good at your job by working at a computer all day. Here's how to level-up and be great.