Microsoft have already shown R some love by supporting it in their Azure Machine Learning service. But, today they announced an acquisition that borders on infatuation—they are acquiring Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is a commercial provider of R software, support and services—with strength in the big data area. They are the developers of the open-source […]
I’ve just published an article on how to build a model that predicts breast cancer diagnoses using R. You can read it on the Learning Tree International blog. It applies the k-nearest neighbors algorithm to one of the data sets from the UCI Machine Learning Repository.
Aankit Patel, a data consultant at NYC Department of Education, has published an interesting article on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS are nationwide US academic standards for English and mathematics. They were introduced in response to: American students’ declining scores on international tests differing standards being applied by state education departments the […]
Data and charts seem to be inseparable. If there’s data, the temptation to visualize it can be irresistible. We have all these amazing tools that produce amazing graphics with the press of a button—and showing the data feels honest. But it’s often a “cover your ass” strategy. The job of a data scientist is to […]
R is great for doing data analysis, but it can be frustrating as a programming language. It doesn’t feel familiar to developers—it pays greater homage to its statistical heritage—and there’s little consistency across the community-built packages. F#, on the other hand, is first and foremost a programming language. And, as it’s a .NET language, it […]