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Chicago Crime Q2, 2018 Update

By   /  August 1, 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. In my April blog, I reported an update on violent crime in Chicago from January 2001 through March 2018. This is a continuation of analysis I’ve regularly conducted, born of concern for the staggering 50+% increase in Chicago homicides in 2016 from 2015, along with an only […]

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Data Science Compensation Survey

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. I recently came across an article in Forbes on the salaries of Data Scientists. The piece summarized findings from the just-published 5th-annual Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists. The study is generally well-done, providing insight into trends and breakdowns of compensation for Data Science professionals. I […]

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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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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