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Big Analytics Roundup (August 22, 2016)

MIT Technology Review reports that Chicago’s experiment in predictive policing isn’t working. Data scientists developed a list of a few hundred people likely to┬ácommit a shooting; police, however, ignored the predictions, primarily because nobody told them what to do with individuals on the list. 519 more words

Apache Spark

RQGIS 0.1.0 release

We proudly announce the release of RQGIS! RQGIS establishes an interface between R and QGIS, i.e. it allows the user to access the more than 1000 QGIS geoalgorithms from within R. 495 more words

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Big Analytics Roundup (August 1, 2016)

There are two big stories this week: Apache Spark 2.0 and Apache Mesos 1.0. There’s also a new release from Kylin, and a nice crop of explainers. 378 more words

Apache Spark

Creating inset maps using spatial objects

A while ago Arnold explained in his post how to create an inset map using ggplot2. This is great but I have to admit I rarely use ggplot2 in combination with spatial data. 332 more words

R

RQGIS - integrating R with QGIS

Kurt Menge recently explained in his post how it is possible to use R from within QGIS – the leading and open-software Desktop GIS. This is great but to access the geoalgorithms provided by QGIS you would still have to use Python or the QGIS GUI. 332 more words

R

Big Analytics Roundup (June 13, 2016)

Spark Summit 2016 met last week in SFO. There were many cool things; I will publish a separate report when presentations and videos are available. 631 more words

Apache Spark

June 7 Democratic primary predictions

So after a three-week hiatus it is primary time again! By now the nomination is all but locked up for Hillary Clinton, but nonetheless the excitement is still there for the democratic side, mainly because California, the delegate-wise largest state will be voting today. 520 more words

Machine Learning