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Introduction to Random Forests

Random forests are a popular ensemble method for building predictive models. This tutorial explains how to fit, train, and validate a random forest.
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Four Keys To Building Your Data Science Function From DJ Patil

Featured in Forbes, this article features key insights on data science function from DJ Patil, DataScience.com's new advisory board member.
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Aligning Beachbody's Business and Data Teams

Beachbody's Director of Data Aarthi Sridharan talks about the roadblocks she has encountered trying to align business stakeholders and data scientists.
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Visualizing The Sortino Ratio

In the second installment of this three-part series, RStudio Enterprise Advocate Jonathan Regenstein demonstrates how to visualize the Sortino ratio.
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What Keeps Women in Tech Up at Night?

We asked experts at Amgen, Open Table, Beachbody, and other cutting-edge companies what data challenges keep them from resting easy.
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Calculating the Sortino Ratio

In the first installment of this three-part series, RStudio Enterprise Advocate Jonathan Regenstein demonstrates how to calculate the Sortino ratio.
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How Amgen Uses DevOps to Accelerate Data Science

Find out how Amgen's DevOps and data science teams are using platforms and microservices to create model-powered healthcare applications.
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Taking an Agile Approach to Data Science

Software development practices like continuous integration and delivery can be applied to data science work to get better results faster. Find out how.
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Learn How DataOps Will Set Your Team Apart

Our newest white paper demonstrates how a DataOps approach, used in tandem with a data science platform, will set your team up for success.
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Assessing Evidence for Causality Using the E-Value

Harvard Professor of Epidemiology Tyler VanderWeele explains how the E-value will be useful to data scientists who want to reason about causality.
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DataOps: an Agile Methodology for Data-Driven Organizations

Coauthored by MapR, this white paper delves into the benefits of a DataOps approach to developing and deploying models with the help of a data science platform.
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Voice of the Customer Playbook Now Available

Our Voice of the Customer Playbook provides a comprehensive set of content focused on understanding your users with natural language processing.
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Are Your Data Scientists Self-Sufficient?

Learn how data science platforms give data scientists the tools they need to be self-sufficient.
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Quality Data Improves Analysis

Foursquare Data Scientist Daniel Kronovet explains why quality data improves analysis.
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Best Practices: Implementing DataOps with a Data Science Platform

We will be hosting a joint webinar with MapR on November 7 on best practices for implementing DataOps with a data science platform.
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Using In-Game Behavior to Measure the Impact of a New Release

Data Scientist Jean-René Gauthier uses CausalImpact and bayesian structural time series to measure the impact of a World of Warcraft release on active users.
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What Does the Future Hold for Machine Learning?

What is possible when it comes to machine learning? We asked experts at Netflix, Oracle, Verizon, and other companies how data science will impact the future.
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Data Science, IT, and Your Digital Transformation

A great data management strategy and tools that make it easy for IT to standardize and monitor data science work are essential to digital transformation.
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3 IT Best Practices For Managing Data Science with Docker Containers

Is your IT team using Docker containers to deploy data science models or environments? Here are three best practices for keeping workflows running smoothly.
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Word Embeddings: A Natural Language Processing Crash Course

Data Scientist Ruslana Dalinina shows how to use word embeddings, a set of natural language processing methods, to cluster similar words from a large dataset.
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How Verizon Wireless Builds Predictive Models

Verizon Wireless Data Scientist Aurora LePort shares the company's process for building models that predict customers churn and other behaviors.
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PowerPoint Doesn't Meet Data Science Needs

The of data operations at simplehuman shares his tips for presenting data science results.
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Q&A: How to Use DevOps for Data Science

Amgen’s Pam McCaslin explains how DevOps can speed up data science model deployment.
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Elevate: Spotlight — Women in Technology Panel

In this panel, female data leaders across a variety of companies discuss data science best practices.
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Stay Ahead of the Digital Transformation Curve

Learn how data science platforms can help you scale your digital transformation strategy.
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Using R to Analyze Food Blogs

Data Scientist Burak Himmetoglu demonstrates how to visualize data to gain insight into food blogs.
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Data Science Platforms: Helping IT Drive Digital Transformation

Learn how data science platforms can empower IT, as well as the data science teams they support, to scale their vision.
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Building Shiny Applications for Business Users

Shiny applications are ideal for decision makers who want a code-free way to interact with data. Learn how a data science platform makes it easy to build one.
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Dynamically Pricing Hotel Rooms for Maximum Revenue

Data Scientist Jean-René Gauthier explores a method for pricing hotel rooms for profitability in this piece from DataScience.com's Dynamic Pricing Playbook.
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What Problems Keep Data Science Experts Up at Night?

We asked experts at Google, Oracle, Live Nation, and other cutting-edge companies what data challenges keep them from resting easy. Here's what they told us.
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The Importance of Data Science in Biotech

Data Scientist at Synthetic Genomics Joe Liang discusses how data science is playing a crucial role in disease prediction and preventative treatment plans.
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Hiring a Data Scientist

DataScience.com and Executive Recruiting firm Burtch Works will be cohosting a webinar on September 7 to share best practices for hiring data science talent.
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Scaling Data Infrastructure at Postmates

Data Engineer at Postmates Charles Bergmeier discusses how the on-demand delivery service redesigned its existing data architecture for scalability.
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Intro to Neural Nets, Part II

In the second part of this webinar series, The Data Incubator's Robert Schroll will continue his demonstration of how to build neural nets in TensorFlow.
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Improving Automated Camera Technology

Ph.D. student at Caltech Hoang Le discusses his team's research creating machine learning algorithms to streamline automated camera technology.
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3 Reasons Jupyter Adoption is on the Rise

Watch DataScience.com CSO William Merchan's JupyterCon keynote on why enterprises are adopting the open source web application Jupyter for data science work.
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The Data Science Behind Binge Buying

Senior Data Scientist Jean-René Gauthier explains how data science can identify binge buyers, how this translates to sports, and the takeaways for businesses.
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Detecting Network Intrusion

Data Scientist Aaron Kramer leverages the DataScience.com Platform to build a machine learning API that tackles network intrusion detection.
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Using NLP to Analyze Hotel Reviews

Senior Data Scientist Ruslana Dalinina discusses how to apply natural language processing to sort through hotel reviews in the DataScience.com Platform.
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Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

Learn about the differences between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning, and the ways in which they are all connected.
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Visualizing U.S. Housing Prices

Learn how to build a Shiny App that visualizes housing prices in the U.S.
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Image Recognition with Deep Learning

Join us for an Expertise Seminar on how to build an image recognition model using deep learning!
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Publishing a Shiny App in the DataScience.com Platform

Learn how to publish a Shiny app in the DataScience.com Platform so you can share interactive data visualizations with colleagues and business stakeholders.
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Speaker Session: Expert-Support Data Science

Jay Yonamine, head of data science on the global patents team at Google, highlights the importance of data-driven tools guiding expert decision making.
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Speaker Session: Using Humor to Predict Successful Dates

Chief Scientist at eHarmony Steve Carter discusses how the renowned dating site is studying the connections between sense of humor and compatibility.
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Speaker Session: Big Data in Ad Tech

Tom Kershaw, chief product and technology officer at Rubicon Project, Inc. discusses algorithmic optimization in advertising.
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Speaker Session: Pricing Tickets into the Hands of Fans

John Carnahan, CDO and EVP of data science and engineering at Live Nation, discusses the approaches that Ticketmaster has taken to sell tickets.
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Speaker Session: Finding the Good, Bad, and Ugly Predictions You're Ma...

Morgan Hansen, director of data science at ALG, a TrueCar Company, discusses the importance of visualizing predictions.
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Data Experts Discuss Trends at DataScience: Elevate

Data science experts from Verizon, Netflix, DataScience.com, and other organizations shared best practices as well as tips for data practitioners.
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Launching a Jupyter Session With Deep Learning Tools

Learn how to launch a Jupyter session in the DataScience.com Platform that is already equipped with deep learning tools like TensorFlow and Keras.
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The Data Science Behind Binge Buying and the Hot Hand Effect

Lead Data Scientist Jean-René Gauthier discusses how to identify binge buyers and atheletes on a "hot streak," as well as the takeaways for businesses.
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Automated Machine Learning

Automated machine learning tools are helping data scientists be more productive.
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Predicting Loan Defaults with H2O.ai and DataScience.com

A live demonstration of how to use H2O.ai's artificial intelligence capabilities to predict loan defaults with the DataScience.com Platform.
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Intro to Neural Nets in TensorFlow

In this webinar, The Data Incubator's Data Scientist in Residence Robert Schroll will be demonstrating the analytical capabilities of neural nets in TensorFlow.
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How Recommendation Engines Impact Daily Decisions

Data Scientist Tuck Ngun explains the differences between content-based and collaborative filtering approaches to building recommendation engines.
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Using Probabilistic Models to Predict Customer Lifetime Value

In this webinar, Data Scientist Harry Papadimitriou demonstrates how to use Pareto/NBD and gamma-gamma models to predict the value of future customer purchases.
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Using Bayesian Inference to Evaluate Marketing Campaigns

Data Scientist Aaron Kramer explains how Bayesian inference can be used to evaluate the success of a marketing campaign.
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Scaling Data Science

Find out how big data can be a transformative force for your company.
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Conducting Inventory Analysis With RStudio

A live demonstration of how to use RStudio to solve an inventory management problem in the DataScience.com Platform.
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DataScience: Elevate

DataScience: Elevate is a half-day event dedicated to data science best practices, featuring experts from Google, Netflix, Live Nation, and more.
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Why Customer Churn Modeling is Valuable to Your Business

A predictive churn model can help identify and target customers who are likely to stop engaging with your business. Senior Data Scientist Ruslana Dalinina explains how.
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Striking a Balance Between Model Performance and Interpretability

Model-agnostic interpretation algorithms make it possible to determine the decision-making process of a model regardless of its complexity. Join our upcoming webinar to f...
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Articles Data Science Platform

What Is a Data Science Platform?

A data science platform is a big investment. Before you buy, find out what platform features can help your data scientists do their best work.
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Identifying and Understanding Your Highest Value Customers

Senior Data Scientist Jean-René Gauthier explains his approach to building a customer lifetime value model, one of the most important predictive models for eCommerce busi...
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Meetup: Google Cloud and Accelerated Genomics

On April 28, Google's Allen Day led a meetup at DataScience.com about how Google's Cloud services (CloudML, Vision, Genomics API) can be used to process genomic and pheno...
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Open Source Tools for Enterprise Data Science

Open source tools like R, Spark, and TensorFlow are becoming a mainstay of enterprise data science. This white paper examines why these solutions are driving change in th...
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Three Predictive Modeling Flaws

Low data quality, a lack of data lineage, and isolated data scientists are common roadblocks to data science work. Learn how to overcome them in this article from TechTar...
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Optimizing Online Advertising with Data Science

In this screencast, Data Scientist Andrea Trevino explains how data modeling can be used to optimize digital advertising.
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Churn Modeling from A to Z

In this video introduction to churn modeling, Data Scientist Ruslana Dalinina outlines the steps to predicting customer defections, from defining the churn event to model...
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Topix Selects Better Ads Faster with the DataScience Cloud

Since implementing the DataScience.com Platform, online media giant Topix has tripled the speed at which it can make marketing decisions.
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Building Recommendation Engines

In this video introduction to recommender systems, Dr. Tuck Ngun breaks down the processes and data needed to algorithmically predict what your customers want and when.
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Introduction to Recommendation Engines

Download this guide to learn what you need to build a recommender system that makes algorithmically driven suggestions to your customers and drives profit for your busine...
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Data Science Platforms Seen as Difference-Makers

In this article, Datanami weighs in on Forrester research that shows data science platforms help companies dominate the competition and streamline workflows.
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DataScience at Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2017

Don't miss DataScience.com at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2017.
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Is Your Organization A Data Science Leader Or Laggard?

Forbes talks with DataScience.com CEO Ian Swanson about new research that shows insights leaders are using data science platforms to beat the competition.
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Data Science Platforms Help Companies Turn Data Into Business Value

Research from Forrester Consulting shows that 88% of high-performing companies use a platform to do data science work.
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DataScience at Strata + Hadoop World 2017

DataScience.com is heading to Strata + Hadoop World 2017.
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How Data Science Will Hit Its Stride in 2017

TechRepublic sat down with DataScience CEO Ian Swanson to talk about how platforms, bots, and probabilistic programming will help data science provide real value in the n...
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Meetup: The Data Science of Traffic Safety

Join us as we discuss the role of government, industry and citizens in leveraging data science to achieve zero pedestrian deaths from traffic by 2025.
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Webinars Data Science Platform

How Data Science Platforms Help Insights Leaders Outperform Competitio...

Join DataScience CEO Ian Swanson and Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst Brian Hopkins as they share the ways data science platforms are helping companies become ...
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Scaling Scala

The demand for Scala is booming. But there are still lingering concerns about whether it's the right language for data science and engineering teams.
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Why You Need a Data Science Platform

A less-than-ideal data science workflow is keeping companies from meeting their data science goals. A platform can help.
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We Are DataScience

DataScience.com was founded with the mission to empower data scientists with best-in-class tools, infrastructure, and expertise. This video is a testament to that mission...
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Lightning Talk: Data Science in Public Service

Lilian Coral, chief data officer for the City of Los Angeles, speaks about the role of data science in improving public works at an after hours DataScience networking eve...
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The Data Science Behind Black Friday Discounts

Retail giants like Amazon are employing data science techniques such as machine learning and predictive modeling to optimize discounting during holiday sales events. Find...
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Why Data Scientists are Slowing Bots Down to Play StarCraft II

Find out how data scientists are humanizing machine learning-powered bots by requiring them to devise realistic strategies to multi-dimensional problems in video games.
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Set Your Data Science Team Up for Success

Avoid costly issues that commonly arise in every stage of the data science process, from data preparation to decision making.
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ODSC West 2016

Meet up with DataScience.com at the Open Data Science Conference West 2016.
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Articles Customer Churn Churn Modeling

Three Steps to Better Customer Retention

Predictive data modeling uses machine learning algorithms to discover why customers churn. Find out what else your company needs to become a retention machine.
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How Senior Data Scientist Chris McKinlay Hacked OKCupid

Senior Data Scientist Chris McKinlay shares his experience reversing OKCupid's matching algorithm and becoming a near-perfect match for thousands of users.
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Four Reasons Data Scientists are Falling in Love with Bots

Find out how these machine-learning powered computer programs generate valuable user behavior data that data scientists love.
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Data Scientists vs. BI Analysts: What's the Difference?

Find out how data scientists and business intelligence analysts differ and how you can better integrate one or both into your business.
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Silver Lake's Road Diet

Using data from the city's traffic sensors, we determined that a reduction in the number of lanes on Rowena Avenue boosted safety without affecting traffic volume.
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IBM World of Watson 2016

DataScience.com is heading to IBM World of Watson 2016.
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Increasing Satisfaction for Belkin's WeMo Users

Learn how DataScience.com helped Belkin increased its product ratings and net promoter score.
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Gartner ITxpo Symposium 2016

Don't miss the DataScience.com team at the Gartner ITxpo Symposium 2016.
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The Science of Data-Driven Storytelling

Highlights from the workshop on data-driven storytelling hosted by DataScience, Inc. and the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s West Big Data Innovation Hub.
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DS12 Lecture: Linear Regression

Learn about linear regression and the Moore-Penrose Pseudoinverse in this lecture from Senior Data Scientist and DS12 Director Chris McKinlay.
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Breaking into Data Science Without a Graduate Degree

From building foundations to conducting analysis, data science is a team effort.
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An Executive's Guide to Predictive Data Modeling

More than half of executives dismiss the results of data analysis because they don't understand them.
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DS12 Lecture: Matrix Decomposition

Learn about matrix decomposition in this lecture from Senior Data Scientist and DS12 Director Chris McKinlay.
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Janie Chen: From Chemist to Data Scientist

Not all research is created equal. DS12 teaches the skills required to be successful in data science.
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DS12 Guest Lecture Series: MLeap and the Combust Architecture

Learn how MLeap and the Combust Architecture simplify data science workflows.
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Palmer Lao: Data Scientist in Training

Palmer's recipe for success: be thorough, learn from your peers, know spark.
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DS12 Lecture: Bayesian Inference

Learn about Bayesian Inference in this lecture from Senior Data Scientist and DS12 Director Chris McKinlay.
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Retail/Ecommerce White Papers

Five Steps to Data-Driven Discounting

Five steps to improve your eCommerce site’s key metrics through strategic product discounts.
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DS12 Lecture: Machine Learning

Get an introduction to machine learning concepts in this lecture from Senior Data Scientist and DS12 Director Chris McKinlay.
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DataScience Workshop: Geographic Data Analysis of Los Angeles

Learn how to use industry-standard data science methods and tools to answer geographic-based questions.
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Becoming a Data Scientist: DS12 Begins

What does it take to become a top data scientist in just 12 short weeks? It starts with ambition.
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Articles

Are You Ready to Hire a Data Scientist?

Data science is a big investment. Make sure you’re ready before taking the plunge.
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Articles Retail/Ecommerce

Retail’s Transformation: From Business Intelligence to Data Science

Take the leap into data science with confidence by avoiding mistakes other retailers make.
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Articles Retail/Ecommerce Predictive Modeling

What You Don't Know About Your Customers That Data Modeling Can Tell Y...

If you're not data modeling, you're missing out on opportunities to understand your customers and improve their experience.
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Articles Retail/Ecommerce

Big Data Analytics: Real World Benefits For Retailers

Get an inside look at how retailers are using data science and predictive modeling to optimize their businesses, from planning strategic discounts to retaining customers....
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Articles Retail/Ecommerce

Q&A: DataScience’s Jon Beckhardt Sits Down With Women’s Wear Daily to ...

Data science is essential to retailers looking to increase ROI and capture more valuable customers. Here's what they need to know to get started.
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Webinars Retail/Ecommerce

Why Data Science is the New Competitive Edge for Online Retailers

Data science is revolutionizing retail by giving businesses the insight they need to optimize marketing, discount strategically, and forecast demand.
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How to Hire the Right Data Scientist

In this webinar, DataScience Co-founder and GM of Insights Jonathan Beckhardt and Principal Data Scientist Kyle Polich share their expertise on hiring the right data scie...
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Articles Mobile IoT

Harnessing the Power of Mobile Data

Mobile data presents new opportunities for data scientists to uncover information that can improve user experiences.
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Five Data Science Predictions for 2016

The field of data science generated a lot of headlines last year, and chances are it will again. Here are our predictions for 2016.
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