7 Tips for Visual Search at Scale
Visual search is a rapidly emerging trend that is ideal for retail segments, such as fashion and home design, because they are largely driven by visual content, and style is often difficult to describe using text search alone. It is a topic of interest to data scientists, as evidenced... Read more
DataOps and the DataOps Manifesto
Why drive to the store to buy a stapler, when you can order it from Amazon who will deliver it to your doorstep in two days for around the same price?  The list of goods and services that consumers purchase online seems to grow each year: movies, travel, software,... Read more
Getting Up to Speed with XGBoost in R
In this article we’ll take a brief tour of the XGBoost package in R. Previously, I wrote an overview article “Gradient Boosting and XGBoost” which you might wish to read first in order to get some background before digesting the code in this article. As a quick launch pad... Read more
Tech Tackles Cancer’s Company Karaoke Showdown is on November 6th at the Lansdowne pub and we are excited to be supporting the cause by raffling off tickets to the event. TTC is a non-profit started by the data science team behind Hack/Reduce in 2013 as a way to raise funds for... Read more
Comparing Five Different Smooths – Which One Rules Them All?
Short answer – it depends on how fast and non-smooth (read: wiggly) a smooth your data demands. If you only need a line plotted summarily through a cloud of points, it’s probably in your time’s best interest to take Ockham’s razor to your data and deploy the simplest approach:... Read more