— In the News —
The data ethics discussion has been taken up a notch by the team at data.world. This crowd-sourced effort includes a set of principles for ethical data sharing and a manifesto for data teams. This is worth paying attention to and even better, get involved.
For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data. Each year the response rate increases, and the reported urgency of making effective use of data increases as well. This year the results are both more encouraging and more worrisome than in the past.
Great collection of Machine Learning resources from a business perspective. Includes guides for investing, C-suite survey results, business strategies for machine learning, high-level how-to guides, etc. Scroll to the bottom of the article for a complete list with links.
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— Tools and Techniques —
JupyterLab is ready for daily use! JupyterLab enables you to use text editors, terminals, data file viewers, and other custom components side by side with notebooks in a tabbed work area. Plus, it has full support for Jupyter notebooks. Here are the details, including information about the plan from here.
If you're not an engineer, writing and deploying code to a production environment is not intuitive and yet, it's an important and highly sought-after skill. This is a great overview of what you need to know.
Nice tutorial for creating websites using R, R Markdown and GitHub pages. This is a great way to build out a blog or project website. The finished product is clean, responsive, and free.
Learn how to build a Deep Convolutional Neural Net in a spreadsheet! This is an awesome learning exercise.
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— Resources —
This new book aims to be the first comprehensive textbook on the application of artificial intelligence for games. The accompanying website includes a link to download a free pdf of the book and info about a related summer school program.
— Data Viz —
Elijah Meeks is a Senior Data Visualization Engineer at Netflix, is the author of D3.js in Action and is one of the pillars of the data visualization community. In this post, Elijah explores the role of a Data Visualization Engineer, including what it takes to succeed in this role, how it's different from related roles, and the big question - is it even needed?
Giorgia Lupi is a highly regarded data visualization designer and artist. Her work is deeply personal and contrasts sharply with the technical articles that are common in Data Elixir. That's why it's here. Data doesn't have to be detached and technical. In this piece, Giorgia asks, "Can looking at a data visualization make you feel part of a story of a human’s life?"