What I’m Reading on 09/09/2015

IBM News room – 2015-09-02 IBM Transforms the 2015 US Open with Tennis Apps, Analytics and Acumen – United States “IBM is teaming with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to bring a combination of predictive analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies that will enable tennis enthusiasts to follow every…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/12/2015

Python, Predictive Analytics & Big Data oh my! “Python has seen significant growth in utilization in the areas of data science and predictive analytics in both the corporate and academic worlds. The KDNuggets2014 poll of dominant languages in Data Science (http://www.kdnuggets.com/2014/08/four-main-languages-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html) puts Python second to R in languages used in…

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What I’m Reading on 05/02/2015

Using machine learning on Call of Duty game to detect cheating behaviour – CIO “Speaking at the recent Predictive Analytics World conference in San Francisco, Activision’s director of analytic services, Josh Hemann, spoke about how different classification algorithms are helping the game creator effectively referee millions of game matches played…

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For the Love of Big Data: What is Big Data?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not to constantly interrupt myself with “but, but, but” for policy…

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Simple introduction to analytics

This came up today in a discussion today, so I thought it would be useful to clarify some terminology related to analytics. Reporting and dashboards are not predictive analytics. More generally, Descriptive analytics is where you describe what is or has already happened, usually by processing a lot of data (which…

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Daily links for 08/30/2012

IBM Brings Big Data Analytics, Cloud to US Open Tennis – IT Infrastructure – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “During the two-week event, IBM will apply its predictive analytics, cloud computing and mobile technology expertise to connect tennis fans to what is happening on the courts at the USTA Billie…

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Thinking about restaurant software and online services

I predict that in the future more restaurants will be managed via online services that not only help with the accounting of revenue and expenses, but assist in predicting what menu items will do well for a given profit. Two weeks ago I posted a blog entry about the basic…

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Daily links for 01/02/2011

Predictive Analytics | Claude Penland – Webmaster & Actuary “22 Predictive Analytics Applications That Were Proven Very Effective in 2010” tags: analytics predictive SIGs/Games/GamesLive – FedoraProject “Fedora Games spin is a custom variant of Fedora targeted at Linux gamers. Fedora Games Spin demonstrates the gaming potential of Fedora without altering…

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of 2010 started with the buzz about IBM switching to Firefox…

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Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the third quarter and add the summery topic of sailing. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June” July started with some fireworks when I made the announcement that IBM was…

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Predictive analytics, the basic idea

If you’ve ever bought an insurance policy, you have seen the output of predictive analytics. If you’ve ever wondered how a restaurant knows how many “specials” to prep for, you’ve thought about predictive analytics, though in practice it was probably informal. Analytics means munching on a whole lot of data,…

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Daily links for 12/19/2010

Optimization Applications in the Energy and Power Industries – IBM ILOG Optimization White Paper, from IBM – White Papers, Webcasts and Case Studies – TechRepublic “Optimization is unique simply by being the mathematical discipline focused on efficiency. Along with statistics and predictive analytics, it is one of the two mathematical…

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