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Book: What Is Data Science?

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I just finished reading the book What is Data Science?. It is a small book (25 pages) and one of the many good starting points to learn about Data Science. This not a review but a few quotes from the book: According to Mike Driscoll(@dataspora), statistics is the “grammar of data science.” According to Martin […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Guardians Data Blog – How it Came About

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From Guardian’s Data Blog: We are drowning in information. The web has given us access to data we would never have found before, from specialist datasets to macroeconomic minutiae. But, look for the simplest fact or statistic and Google will present a million contradictory ones. Where’s the best place to start? That’s how this blog came […]

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Love The Motivation Behind This Book

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I really like this para – The Motivation Behind the Book Doing Data Science: The world is opening up with possibilities for people who are quantitatively minded and interested in putting their brains to work to solve the world’s problems. I consider it my goal to help these students to become critical thinkers, creative solvers […]

Software - Programming, Development

Interview: On High Level Languages

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An interesting discussion about higher level languages and reinventing data science. …it will be a disappointing moment in technology history if our  definition of a language was a thing that had ‘for’ loops and had to involve this very low-level, procedural way of approaching creating functionality. Ultimately, what we want to do with language is […]

Information, Intelligence, Knowledge

Good Reads: Ways to Acquire Knowledge

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14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936 by Maria Popova is a great read. Here are a few fragments from the original post. There is a lot more to read and reflect upon. On reading: If you must read in order to acquire knowledge, read critically. Believe nothing till it’s understood, till it’s clearly proven. On […]

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Mark Zuckerberg on Oculus Acquisition

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Mark Zuckerberg on Oculus Acquisition But this is just the start. After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting […]

Social Media, Marketing and Sales

Tall Claims

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Once in a while I get an email that starts out with: We are a world leading…. When I read that, I cringe a bit and promptly delete the email. I don’t understand why there is a compulsion to claim to be “world leading” . What is wrong with: We are a product company growing fast […]