— In the News —
Interested in what's new in data-related startups? This article takes a look at the data science start-ups from the latest yCombinator batch. This year's class has 68 startups. Guess how many are related to data science?
Predictive analytics has become very sexy over the last few years and has produced some impressive insights into human behavior and, occasionally, problematic revelations...
Mixing and matching proteins found in the world’s plants, this small startup already has created a reasonable facsimile of the chicken egg—an imitation of the morning staple that’s significantly cheaper, safer, and possibly healthier than the real thing—and now it’s working to overhaul other foods in much the same way.
— Tools and Techniques —
Dat is an open source project that provides a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend. Housed in the US Open Data Institute, Dat aims to bring to data a style of collaboration similar to what git brings to source code.
CartoDB Twitter Maps offers the ability to do geospatial analysis and visualization of Twitter activity. Free accounts let you access twitter data from the past 30 days and easily create interactive maps showing data over time. Check out the gallery.
Useful article and links about the challenges of computational deep learning.
— Resources —
NIce collection of data visualization strategies with tips about use cases and creation tools. This resource is growing and worth paying attention to.
— Data Viz —
Nice tutorial by the team at Interactive Things about creating color scales for interactive charts and visualizations.
Great article about representing data in visualizations. The D3 animations that go along with the article really pull this together. This is the future of story-telling.