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Chicago Homicides 2018, a Second Look with R

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. A year ago, I posted a blog on the disturbing 57% increase in Chicago homicides for 2016. There’s been no shortage of loaded commentary since, including strong if misinformed statements by the POTUS. A bit more balanced perspective was provided by fivethiryeight. There can be no denying […]

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Methodically Reproducible Data in 2018

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. I generally establish a theme to my involvement early on when I attend Strata Data. Missing only last year, I’ve been witness to Strata’s large breadth of topics. The last few years have included deep dives into the then new Spark platform and iPython notebook (now Jupyter […]

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Jobs, Education, and R

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. I came across a jaw-dropping article from the Brookings think tank two weeks ago. The column noted that “household employment data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that Americans with college degrees can account for all of the net new jobs created over the […]

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Evidence or Politics – the Skeptic Seeks Answers with R

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. I’m often asked about the skillsets of top analytics professionals/Data Scientists. My response is always a deep background in statistics and Machine Learning in addition to strong capabilities in Data Management and computation. On the less technical side is knowledge of the business (or other) environment plus […]

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RPI’s and R: Evaluating Performance of NCAA Athletic Conferences

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. It’s Fall championship time for NCAA D1 college sports. On Sunday 12/3, college football announced its final four to commence New Year’s day, and other championship tournaments such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball are currently in progress. A major challenge before the start of […]

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SAS, R, and Python for Analytics

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  1 Comment

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. I did a short consulting gig last year with a company that was building an analytic app driven largely from a web-based data repository. The data were stored as a collection of SAS data sets which “customers” would subset by uploading SAS data step and proc SQL […]

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Politics, Luck, Bayes Theorem, and Base Rates

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. My wife gave me a stern warning before we headed out to a suburban neighbor’s Super Bowl party early this year: avoid “spirited” political discussion or else. Actually, I’d already self-forewarned, the memory of  being in the center of a blue vs red imbroglio several years ago […]

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JupyterCon and Data Science Analysis 2017

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. The inaugural JupyterCon is now in the books. A larger-than-expected  turnout of 700 data scientists, business analysts, researchers, educators, developers, core Project contributors, and tool creators descended on NYC  August 22-25 for in-depth training, insightful keynotes, networking events, and practical talks exploring the Project Jupyter platform. Jupyter […]

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Pragmatic Polyglot Data Analysis

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. Yesterday was a pretty fast-paced day for me in New York. In the morning I took a walk from my midtown hotel to the Koch Queensboro Bridge (Simon and Garfunkel fans will know it as the 59th St Bridge) where I ducked speedy bicyclists crossing over and […]

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