Data Science != Software Engineering

Domino’s guide, “What Engineering Leaders Need to Know About Data Science”, provides insights to help engineering leaders increase data science productivity and decrease engineering time spent on avoidable tickets. This post covers the differences between data science and engineering, because it is an initial step toward more efficient data science workflows, tooling, and infrastructure. For […]

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Model Deployment Powered by Kubernetes

In this article we explain how we’re using Kubernetes to enable data scientists to deploy predictive models as production-grade APIs. Background Domino lets users publish R or Python models as REST APIs, so they can easily integrate data science projects into existing applications and business processes without involving engineers or devops resources. We call this […]

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La historia de π (pi)

“π is wrong!” by Bob Palais appeared in The Mathematical Intelligencer Springer-Verlag New York Volume 23, Number 3, 2001, pp. 7-8. Bob Palais gratefully acknowledges Dr. Chandler Davis, for his encouragement and editorial input. (See also the Wikipedia entry on Dr. Davis.) The most amusing letter to the editor in response stated: “I agree with […]

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InnoCentive

InnoCentive Home Page InnoCentive is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based crowdsourcing company that accepts by commission research and development problems in engineering, computer science, math, chemistry, life sciences, physical sciences and business. The company frames these as “challenge problems” for anyone to solve. It gives cash awards for the best solutions to solvers who meet the challenge criteria.[1] […]

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STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM, previously SMET) is an acronym that refers to the academic disciplines of science[note 1], technology, engineeringand mathematics.[1] The term is typically used when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development. It has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and […]

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seven red lines

Published on May 5, 2014 How to draw seven red lines, all perpendicular, some with green ink, some with transparent ink, and one in the form of a kitten. This is a caricature but experienced engineers do not behave like this. Users NEVER know with precision what they want and it is the job of […]

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waves and tides in Scotland

Published on Dec 13, 2012 This short film, narrated by scientist and TV presenter Heather Reid at Whitelees Windfarm, explores the opportunities for using the power of the wind, waves and tides in Scotland to produce energy. Heather speaks to Laura Watson, an engineer with Scottish Renewables, who explains how wind and tidal turbines works […]

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Building an open product for power users

This post describes our engineering philosophy of building an “open” product, i.e., one that supports existing tools and libraries, rather than building our own custom version of existing functionality. Aside from letting our developers be more productive, we’ve found this approach makes our users much more productive — especially power users, who are especially important […]

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