Data Science MSc – 3rd Intensive Week @ Dundee
Feb27

Data Science MSc – 3rd Intensive Week @ Dundee

Just back from the third intensive week at Dundee. Wow – it certainly lives up to it’s name of intensive – it’s very draining, but very exhilarating at the same time.  We cover an awful lot of ground in a very short time. Stats, Bayesian stats, probability, R, data mining, machine learning, neural nets & D3.js to mention but a few. For those of you who don’t know, I’m dong a part-time MSc at...

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Notes not Blogs – using the Moleskine Evernote notebook
Feb17

Notes not Blogs – using the Moleskine Evernote notebook

Sometimes you have to accept that your quirky idea just isn’t going to cut it in the real world. I really wanted to call this section “Notes” rather than “Blog”, because most of the ideas for it come from my notebook. All the friends and colleagues  I road tested this idea on thought it was stupid – no one would understand what the “Notes” section was about, and would wonder where the...

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A very useful blog to watch – Data Science 101
Feb13

A very useful blog to watch – Data Science 101

A very useful blog to watch if your learning about Data Science is Ryan Swanstrom’s Data Science 101 – Learning to be a Data Scientist. It’s also worth digging into Ryan’s archive as his site has been running for 2 years and he’s covered a lot of ground in that time. He’s also been working on a new project called Listudy, but I’ll cover that in a separate post.   Data scientists are...

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Database Landscape Map (June 2013) from 451 Research
Feb13

Database Landscape Map (June 2013) from 451 Research

This is a rather nice infographic I found on the Database Landscape from 451 Research from June 2013. It shows the relationship between the SQL and NoSQL databases, and gives a nice feel for the interrelationships. I also like the fact that he’s included Hadoop even though, technically, Hadoop is not a database, it’s an eco-system that includes a database – often HBase. But it is very, very important when your...

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The Learning Data Science Clock v1.1
Feb12

The Learning Data Science Clock v1.1

Really stoked about this as I’ve been working on it for a while. The Learning Data Science Clock 😀 When your starting out, the world of Data Science, one of the tricky parts is trying to work out what you need to learn. There was a great blog post about 6 months ago from Swami Chandrasekaran where he created a MetroMap guide to learning Data Science. That really inspired me, and I wondered if I could take it to the next level....

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