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K-means and Image Segmentation

In this Computerphile video, Dr Mike Pound explains how K-means sorts data based on averages.  Useful walk-through of the concept in case my previous post didn’t do it for you.

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How K-Means Clustering Works

K-means clustering is an important tools in data analytics.  It’s actually quite easy once you see it in action. The K-means algorithm starts by placing K points (centroids) at random locations in space. We then perform the following steps iteratively: for each instance, we assign it to a cluster with...

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Data Scientist Infographic

Data Science still is in its infancy as a distinct discipline and there’s many ways to define exactly what makes a data scientist a data scientist. Here’s a helpful infographic that comes pretty close to summing up the field as it exists today. [found via Twitter]

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R vs Python in Data Science: Python

Developers love debating choice of languages almost as much as they love coding. Data Science is no exception to this and here’s part 2 of a two part series on R vs Python, with this video taking the Python side.  Watch Part 1: The R side.

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Migrating Your Data Warehouse to Amazon Redshift

Recently, I had the chance to learn about Matillion ETL and Redshift. It’s an amazing platform, inexpensive, and easy to get started. Check out this video from AWS re:Invent 2016 to learn more.

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From the Maker Movement to a New Industrial Revolution

In this video, Chris Anderson explains how the Maker Movement is now scaling up to create a new class of manufacturing entrepreneurship that will create a “Long Tail of Stuff.” He shares his own experience going from a Maker hobbyist to the CEO of 3D Robotics, which has in three...

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Innovating through Data

In this talk from 2015, Hillary Mason talks about the importance of innovating with data science even after you have created a dashboard.

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Top 5 Programming Languages to Learn for 2017

Here’s an interesting video about the top programming languages for 2017. I’m not sure I totally agree with this list, but the term “top programming languages” is hardly objective. Here’s his list and watch the video to see his reasoning. Javascript (NodeJS and ReactJS) SQL (A database query language) Swift...