Tableau Conference 2017: What’s New, What’s Coming, What’s Missing

Tableau unveils high-scale Hyper engine, previews self-service data-prep and ‘smart’ capabilities.  Here’s the cloud agenda for next year’s event.  Tableau Software is the Apple of the analytics market, with a huge fan base and enthusiastic customers who are willing to stand in long lines for a glimpse at what’s next. Last week’s Tableau Conference in […]

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Using Random Forests and Wordclouds to Visualize Feature Importance in Document Classification

What characteristics do the works of famous authors have that make them unique? This post uses ensemble methods and wordclouds to explore just that. Project Gutenberg offers a large number of freely available works from many famous authors. The dataset for this post consists of books, taken from Project Gutenberg, written by each of the […]

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Analysis of Historical Weather Data for Los Angeles, CA

This post explores historical weather data from Los Angeles, California over the period of 1906 to the present using Pandas and Matplotlib. The data in the post was collected from the National Centers for Environmental Information website and is available for download here. Organizing the data by year, an animation of the max temperatures throughout […]

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Charles Joseph Minard

Charles Joseph Minard (French: [minaʁ]; 27 March 1781 – 24 October 1870) was a French civil engineer recognized for his significant contribution in the field of information graphics in civil engineering and statistics. Minard was among other things noted for his representation of numerical data on geographic maps. Advertisements

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Salesforce Reboots Wave Analytics, Preps IoT Cloud

Salesforce Analyst Summit 2016 highlights Wave Analytics Cloud makeover and work in progress on the Internet of Things strategy and Salesforce Thunder. Salesforce has successfully rebooted its Wave Analytics Cloud. It’s also apparent that company is trying to avoid the sorts of missteps that plagued Wave as it prepares Salesforce Thunder and the Internet of […]

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Top 5 Data-to-Decisions News Trends of 2015

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service where the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves into 2016. It’s that time of year again. Here’s a look back on the big stories of 2015 and a look forward on the trends that will carry on into 2016. 1. […]

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Oracle Open World 2015: Three Important Cloud Services

Oracle Open World 2015 announcements included three data-related standouts: Oracle Cloud Platform For Big Data, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, and Oracle Data Cloud. Here’s a deeper dive on what stands out. Our cloud is integrated, it’s ready, and it’s bigger than and superior to any rival cloud. That was the big-picture message Oracle offered […]

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Using redis with F# on Windows

In one of my next projects I’ll probably use F# + redis mix. I wanted to try it out, to get some general idea how it will work. I had no previous experience with redis, and I’m still beginner in F#. I wanted to do some end-to-end example for saving and reading data. My idea […]

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