Over time, Python and R have established themselves as the leading languages for Data Science. The rise of both has not been frictionless, though, as the two communities have ‘clashed’ over philosophical differences as each side recruits Data Science newcomers. R users will recommend that R is the better... Read more
Data science is an interdisciplinary endeavor, and it serves the purpose of extracting insight from varying sources of information. Various communities come together at Data Science Conferences to share their knowledge and promote innovation. It is not surprising, then, that the tools showcased by data scientists at ODSC East... Read more
Amazon Machine Learning: Nice and Easy or Overly Simple?
Can the new Amazon Machine Learning help companies reap the benefits of predictive analytics? Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) promises to put data science within the reach of companies. In that context, Amazon Machine Learning is a predictive analytics service with binary/multiclass classification and linear regression features. The service... Read more
The recent Republican and Democratic debates drew unprecedented amounts of viewers and the usual lot of controversies and soundbites in the media. Each debate deeply impacted future polls, subsequent fundraising, and the composition of the race. In our polarized media landscape, ensuing political analysis always suffer from political bias.... Read more
ODSC Interview with Jesse Johnson [Pre-Meetup]
Topological data analysis: New perspectives on machine learning from abstract mathematics http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Data-Mining/events/223018978/ Abstract: When looked at from the right perspective, many of the ideas and algorithms involved in machine learning/data science can be thought of as discovering geometric patterns and shapes in a collection of data points. I will... Read more
Topological Data Analysis: New perspectives on machine learning
Jesse Johnson live stream from WeWork, Boston. Topological Data Analysis: New perspectives on machine learning Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 6:00 PM Location details are available to members only. 220 Data Miners Went FYI. This event will be held at the superb WeWork space and attendees will need to register... Read more
Key Takeaways from the Open Data Science Conference 2015 – Madalin Mihailescu
A couple of weeks ago I attended the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) in Boston. Held over two days, ODSC brought together practitioners and thought leaders in the open source and data science fields. The agenda was rich with 72 presentations and 21 workshops, and was kicked off with... Read more
Guest Blogger Cezary Podkul discusses Keeping Governments Accountable with Open Data Science Blog Post
Doing open data science on government financials is not easy. A lot of the info is not, well, open. The good news is that data on government spending, borrowing, pensions and the like exists, but often lies hidden in bulky PDFs that are difficult to work with. In my... Read more
The Last Conference You Will Ever Attend
Visitors to this site are obviously no strangers to open source data science. Take R for example. R is the epitome of a successful open source project, having become one of the most popular languages for data analysis and used by millions. It is a thriving open-source project supported... Read more
Public Health Surveillance – John Brownstein | Boston Children’s Hospital
Talk – Public Health Surveillance Speaker Bio – John Brownstein – Director Computational Epidemiology Group | Center for Biomedical Informatics, Boston Children’s Hospital Can we improve the health of our population with text analytics? This seems like a curious proposition, as it obviously avoids the cornerstones of healthy living,... Read more

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