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The Pony

You’ve probably heard the old joke about the kid and the pile of horse manure.  There are many variants, but the basic story is that a kid is digging through a huge pile of horse manure.   285 more words

Business Thinking

Feature Engineering Methods

Original Post by Triskelion:

https://www.kaggle.com/c/bnp-paribas-cardif-claims-management/forums/t/18754/feature-engineering

  1. Create histograms for categorical variables and group/cluster them.
  2. Use Vowpal Wabbit (vw-varinfo) or XGBoost (XGBfi) to quickly check two-way and three-way interactions.
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Data Mining

This Little-Known Firm Is Getting Rich Off Your Medical Data

You may never have heard of it, but IMS Health knows an awful lot about your medical history.

A global company based in Danbury, Connecticut, IMS buys bulk data from pharmacy chains such as CVS , doctor’s electronic record systems such as Allscripts, claims from insurers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and from others who handle your health information. 843 more words

Tech

The Civic Benefits of Google Street View and Yelp

From Harvard Business School: The Civic Benefits of Google Street View and Yelp. “In a new working paper, Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life, Luca and three collaborators argue that cities have never been better positioned to take advantage of the vast amounts of data being generated in the world. 61 more words

Gov

POLICE ARE USING LICENSE PLATE READERS IN SHOPPING MALLS, TOW TRUCKS, GARBAGE TRUCKS TO SPY ON US

SOURCE: MASS PRIVATE I

Across the country, DHS/Police are profiting from privately owned license-plate readers (LPR’s) inparking lots, shopping malls etc. Mall of America works with police to  226 more words

Police State

Best Academia Resources for Data Science

Distant Learning Institution

All the courses in each educational institution, have hands-on lab exercises, quizzes or programming assignment, and allow you to print your certificate of completion after passing the class. 400 more words

Data Science