What is Dark Data?
Jan26

What is Dark Data?

Dark data is all around us, unseen and unused. Data Science has many buzzwords associated with it: big data, Hadoop, Visualization, machine learning … to mention but a few. One of the most recent to trend is that of dark data. So what is dark data ? Simply put, it’s data that has not been (fully) exploited yet. This can be for a variety of reasons. It can be that it’s simply not been analysed, or it may be that...

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Planning: The Learning Data Science Clock v2.0
Jun20

Planning: The Learning Data Science Clock v2.0

I’ve been planning this for a while – The Learning Data Science Clock v2.0. At the end of the article with v1.1 I mentioned that I was thinking about doing an interactive version using HTML5. I haven’t forgotten this, and I’ve been ticking it over in the back of my mind ever since. The original version was done in Adobe Illustrator CC. One of the big advantages of using Illustrator is that it produces scalable...

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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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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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John Hopkins University offer MOOC on Data Science
Feb06

John Hopkins University offer MOOC on Data Science

John Hopkins University are offering an online course in Data Science via Coursera starting on 7th April 2014. Overall I quite like the look of this, but reading the descriptions it looks like it could a bit light on statistics. Sorry if this sounds wishy-washy but I haven’t done this course myself so I’ve only got the description to go on. However one of the modules has been recommended to me – see below. Click here...

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