Jobs
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Demand for R Jobs on the Rise, While SAS Jobs Decline

DavidMSmith - August 7, 2013

Job-tracking site indeed.com shows the rate at which certain terms appear in job advertisements. As you can see from the chart below, demand for R language skills…

A Great Example of Simpson’s Paradox: US Median Wage Decline
Big Data
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Big Data
1761 views

A Great Example of Simpson’s Paradox: US Median Wage Decline

DavidMSmith - August 1, 2013

Since 2000, the median US wage has risen about 1%, adjusted for inflation.But over the same period, the median wage for: Since 2000, the median US wage has…

Big Data
1132 views

What is R? A New Video on the History, Community and Applications of R [VIDEO]

DavidMSmith - July 28, 2013

We meet a lot of R users on our travels, and something we often hear from them is that while they're doing amazing things with R (incredible…

Analytics
792 views

High-Performing Predictive Analytics with R and Hadoop

DavidMSmith - July 17, 2013

I'm a bit late catching up on this, but Mario Inchosa (Revolution Analytics US Chief Scientist) gave a standing-room-only talk on high-performance predictive analytics in R and…

R Programming Language
1043 views

A Comprehensive Guide to Time Series Plotting in R

DavidMSmith - June 28, 2013

As R has evolved over the past 20 years its capabilities have improved in every area. The visual display of time series is no exception: as the folks…

Analytics
1009 views

How Big Data and Statistical Modeling Are Changing Video Games [WEBINAR REPLAY]

DavidMSmith - June 14, 2013

Bill Grosso presented a fascinating webinar about the video gaming industry yesterday: Knowing How People Are Playing Your Game Gives You the Winning Hand. Bill Grosso presented a…

Big Data
1128 views

Social Data: The Arteries of the World, in Tweets

DavidMSmith - June 3, 2013

What happens when you plot billions of geotagged Tweets on a map? You can see the arteries of the world. Here's Europe: What happens when you plot…

Big Data
899 views

Big Data Republic’s List of Top 20 Big Data Accounts on Twitter

DavidMSmith - May 24, 2013

I'm very proud to have been selected today for Big Data Republic's list of the Top 20 Big Data Twitter accounts. With such Big Data practitioners, analysts…

Big Data
2214 views

Statistics vs. Data Science vs. BI

DavidMSmith - May 18, 2013

As someone who trained as a statistician, I've always struggled with that title. I love the rigor and insight that Statistics brings to data analysis, but let's…

Analytics
1023 views

Explaining Real-Time Predictive Analytics with Big Data [VIDEO]

DavidMSmith - May 7, 2013

In my presentation to the Strata Santa Clara 2013 conference earlier this year, my goal was to give a succinct (under 20 minutes!) explanation of three terms…