Why Learn SQL? Here’s How It Will Forever Change Your Life!

Why Learn SQL, you ask? Simple, SQL is so powerful, it will change your life forever.  Working with all your data in Excel is like trying to manage all of the financial transactions of a large bank with a pencil and paper. Grossly inefficient, prone to errors that are hard to fix, and with the technology available to us today, rather unwise. I think one of the reasons better analytics

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Potential Advantages of Blockchain for Data Scientists

Luciano Pesci is bullish on blockchain and data science. Since blockchain offers a complete historical record, no one can delete or alter prior information written into the record. He sees this characteristic as a massive advantage for data scientists.  Luciano Pesci: And the key for data scientists and leaders who are gonna oversee data sciences, you’ve got to get a narrow enough problem to demonstrate one quick win and I

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Predictive Analytics in Tableau: Linear Regression Examples

A recent stats-themed XKCD comic made the rounds:  and Tableau Zen Master Mike Cisneros nailed it when he said: If you don’t feel this way when you use the Analytics panel in Tableau, then I don’t believe you. https://t.co/NxlKtMY90V — Mike Cisneros (@mikevizneros) September 19, 2018 What’s most hilarious about the comic is that the data points are exactly the same in each frame.  And yet, it’s true.  Statistics or

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How to Predict World Events with Predata

There have been some spectacular fails when it comes to looking at Internet traffic, think Google Flu Trends; however, Predata, a company that helps people understand global events and market moves by interpreting signals in Internet traffic, has honed human-in-the-loop machine learning to get to the bottom of geopolitical risk and price movement. Predata uncovers predictive behavior by applying machine learning techniques to online activity. The company has built the

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