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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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Internet of Things Platforms and Projects: 3 Programming Languages Worth Knowing

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data 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 Ashish Trikha. Love it or hate it, but the Internet of Things (IoT) is not going away anytime soon. In recent times, the Internet of Things has permeated our day to day lives to improve the way we live, the way we work, and the way we entertain. In […]

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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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Machine Learning Will Do Auto-Programming’s Heavy Lifting

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Programming an information system can be strenuous labor. If you’ve ever spent hours intently producing some intricately detailed textual composition, you know what I mean. And if you’re typing out mind-numbing technical verbiage every single work day, the repetitive stresses can wear you down. If you’re a programmer, your nervous system will scream for anything […]

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Debugging Complex SQL Queries

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  4 Comments

Click to learn more about author Michael Blaha. We favor the offloading of application logic to SQL queries. Developers can save time, effort, and reduce mistakes by substituting SQL for programming code. This leads to lengthy and complex SQL that must be debugged. It is common to write a SQL query that initially fails to execute. […]

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More Help on the Way for Democratizing Artificial Intelligence

By   /  January 24, 2017  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data Articles, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

It seems as if you can’t pull up a website on data these days without running into the term Artificial Intelligence. And with good reason: Markets and Markets has it pegged as reaching $16 billion by 2022. Wander around the Web and you can hit on stories about everything from the top AI stocks to […]

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Database Reflections: Ten Things to Consider

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Architecture Blogs, Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Data Strategy Blogs, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  2 Comments

Click here to learn more about author Michael Blaha. I’m going to do something different this month and reflect on some observations of the IT industry. My comments will focus on database-related topics. This is a smattering of ideas that is not intended to be comprehensive. I’m hoping that this article will stimulate dialogue. I […]

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Identifying and Deleting “Empty” Columns in R data.frames

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Science Blogs, Data Science News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click here to learn more about Steve Miller. Toward the end of last month’s blog on SAS, R, Python, and WPS, I mentioned a current project challenge of identifying and eliminating “mostly” null columns from wide SAS data sets. As the team discovered, such columns can impose a significant drag on performance. My take is that while […]

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SAS, R, or Python – Enter World Programming System (WPS)

By   /  August 3, 2016  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Science Blogs, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click here to learn more about author Steve Miller. With more than a little serendipity, I came across a report detailing the results of the third annual survey by Burtch Works Executive Recruiting, entitled “SAS, R, or Python Survey 2016: Which Tool Do Analytics Pros Prefer?” The survey asked each respondent to name the single […]

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