Nina Zumel and I ( John Mount ) have been working very hard on producing an exciting new book called “Practical Data Science with R.” The book has now entered Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) which allows you to subscribe to chapters as they become available and give us feedback before the book goes into print.
Please subscribe to our book, your support now will help us improve it. Please also forward this offer to your friends and colleagues (and please ask them to also subscribe and forward). Read more…
I am asking for your help promoting Win Vector LLC and the Win Vector LLC blog ( http://www.win-vector.com/blog/ ). We here at Win Vector LLC try hard to provide quality content and always benefit from more contacts and readers.
If you have any possible leads or can make any introductions to companies that may want some data science consulting I would love to hear from you (email: email@example.com ).
Also, please subscribe to our data science blog (RSS: http://www.win-vector.com/blog/feed/) and new Twitter account ( http://twitter.com/WinVectorLLC/ ). Better yet please share our blog and Twitter account with anybody you think would be interested (and please ask them to do the same).
Win-Vector LLC now tweets as WinVectorLLC. We will announce news and articles with appropriate hashtags. Please follow us!
We are very excited to announce a new Win-Vector LLC blog category tag: Pragmatic Machine Learning. We don’t normally announce blog tags, but we feel this idea identifies an important theme common to a number of our articles and to what we are trying to help others achieve as data scientists. Please look for more news and offerings on this topic going forward. This is the stuff all data scientists need to know.
I would like to remind readers we are sharing more of our project code at https://github.com/WinVector. Read more…
We have been consistently impressed by and enjoyed the wealth of R wisdom available on the R-bloggers aggregation site.
Therefore Win-Vector LLC is granting the right to reformat and redistribute (with attribution and link) our blog‘s R content in the R-bloggers site and feeds.
We hope to see our R content shared through this network.
The Win-Vector blog is experiencing a bit of a slow-down. All of our staff are very busy helping clients right now and we need to take a couple of extra weeks to get our next article out.
We at Win-Vector LLC would like to invite our loyal readers to help with our Winter 2010 Subscription Campaign. Please encourage your erudite friends and colleagues to read and subscribe to http://www.win-vector.com/blog/. Read more…
“Comparing Apples and Oranges: Two Examples of the Limits of Statistical Inference, With an Application to Google Advertising Markets” is our analysis of Google AdSense Channel IDs and our use of the Cramer Rao bound to show that these IDs fundamentally limit what participants in the Google online advertising market can measure (and therefore in turn limit what these players can do).
This is a public service article encouraging all of us to back up our data (which more and more is our lives). I sketch some methods and resources for doing this.
As more of our life becomes digital (work, finances, passwords, pictures, contacts,dairies,videos and email) we must be more diligent in backing up our data. If your hard drive fails at work you might lose some spreadsheets (and you might not lose anything if your IT department is on their toes) if you computer fails at home you lose your wedding album. Your hard disk will fail and try to take all of your data (life) with it- it is a matter of when not a matter of if. You want this to be an inconvenience, not a disaster. Become expert at backing up and take the time to help others.