The right programming language for data science

Coding / Programming Languages / ASI / Fellowship / Applications / Data Science / Data Engineering / Scala / Pascal Bugnion / Python

At ASI Data Science, we run an eight week data science fellowship that takes the brightest PhDs and postdocs and trains them in data science. The fellows spend seven weeks working closely with a company as part of the fellowship. This is the story of one of the fellows, John.…

Deus Ex Machina

Applications

Last week, I had the privilege of taking a sneak peak of IBM Watson Analytics; a cloud-based service that aims to provide data analysis for business users. It is very new and the beta version is yet to come out (although you can sign up). IBM says Watson Analytics is…

Having Some Fun with Social Network Using Data Science

Applications / Programming Languages / R / Social Media

For the ALS bucket challenge enthusiasts, Kunal Kain has done a working example of how to mine youtube for the data. Apparently, the challenge is about 5 or 10 times bigger than other recent viral phenomena. Another nice article I came across is Rob Weir's analysis, illustrating some interesting ways…