— In the News —
The Defense Department has re-engineered a system geared for identifying weapons of mass destruction to instead flag the onset of Ebola outbreaks. It's not perfect. But it's an interesting approach with lots of potential.
Predix is the heart of GE's Internet of Things business that will surpass $1 billion in revenue this year. It's optimized for real-time, large-scale analytics and GE is opening up this platform for widescale use. This article explains why that matters.
What’s Safer? Data Or a Team of Doctors?
Big data comes with big challenges. Global Forest Watch has grappled with a number of issues that are common to data-driven initiatives. This article examines what they learned.
— Tools and Techniques —
Here are six powerful open source data mining tools to accomplish tasks using artificial intelligence, machine learning and other techniques to extract value from data.
Steal this server! This collection of tools is available as a self-contained, ready-to-run VM. It includes a variety of tools related to geo-coding, sentiment analysis, file conversions, and statistics.
— Resources —
With Coursera, ebooks, Stack Overflow, and GitHub -- all free and open -- how can you afford not to take advantage of an open source education? This is a well-organized collection of online resources for learning about things like algorithms, data science, machine learning, data viz, etc, etc.
— Data Viz —
Bokeh is a data visualization library that lets Python programmers create interactive, novel, plots for the web. This project is definitely worth being familiar with. It works with iPython Notebooks or can also be used to create standalone HTML. Its capabilities are often compared to D3. Also see Peter Wang's presentation from the SF Python Meetup Group for an excellent tour of what this library can do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkysOB8_xsE
Exploring this collection is a MUST for anyone interested in data visualization. This is showcase of the very best examples and practices. These are the online galleries to keep up with.