UPDATE (Jan-28): We got a number of emails about a physical print edition — we’ve published Hacker Bits on MagCloud to now offer a print edition!
We (Maureen and I) are launching hackerbits.com.
Hacker Bits is a curated collection of the most popular articles on Hacker News — a social news website widely considered among programmers and startup founders to be the best of its kind.
Every month, we select from the top voted articles and publish them in magazine format.
Read on for how to get the latest issue and the articles!
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If you want to get the lowdown on Coursera’s Machine Learning course in one place, then you’ll LOVE this review.
Just curious about machine learning or this course, you’ll love this review, too! 🙂
I personally took the course and reviewed the course structure, logistics, assignments and much more.
Check it out!
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One month ago, I got an email from a colleague:
The subject of his email was a single word: PyData
The email had a single EventBrite.com URL.
Intrigued, I clicked… and that’s when my adventure into PyData began.
In this post, I’m going to take you through 3 of the tutorials at PyData Seattle 2015: Simulation, PySpark and Deep Learning.
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Knowing the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms is awesome.
Knowing how to USE the top 10 data mining algorithms in R is even more awesome.
That’s when you can slap a big ol’ “S” on your chest…
…because you’ll be unstoppable!
Today, I’m going to take you step-by-step through how to use each of the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey paper.
By the end of this post…
You’ll have 10 insanely actionable data mining superpowers that you’ll be able to use right away.
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Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey paper.
Once you know what they are, how they work, what they do and where you can find them, my hope is you’ll have this blog post as a springboard to learn even more about data mining.
What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!
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Data mining is everywhere, but its story starts many years before Moneyball and Edward Snowden. The following are major milestones and “firsts” in the history of data mining plus how it’s evolved and blended with data science and big data.
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Highly effective data analysis isn’t learned overnight, but it can be learned faster. Here are 7 habits of data analysis I wish someone told me for effectively incorporating, communicating and investing in data analysis geared towards an engineering team.
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The 3×3 system is based on a simple idea:
Budgeting shouldn’t be painful or something you do every day. Budgeting is a special event that you setup once. With this system in place, you can pay bills on time, spend money worry-free and reach your financial goals.
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Learning R is easier if you can apply it to a real-world problem. Broken links are a problem for anyone who owns or maintains their own website. In this video series, I’ll step through an analysis of a broken links dataset using R.
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I’m building a free online resource for R on top of my personal blog over at EverydayR.com. The basic idea is to share, learn and explore R together. Hopefully, we’ll both come out better. 🙂
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