Learning Tree published my article on using Principal Component Analysis to reduce the dimensionality of data.
SplashData, a purveyor of password managers, has produced its annual list of the year’s worst passwords. The top ten are 123456 password 12345 12345678 qwerty 123456789 1234 baseball dragon football I guess we should all be shocked at how poor these passwords are. However, there’s no breakdown of which sites these passwords came from. If […]
2016 is the year of the US presidential election. Prepare to be besieged by polls. The embarrassment of the 2015 UK parliamentary election predictions is a distant memory. We get to start over. However, Mona Chalabi reminds us, via the Guardian’s Datablog, of the challenges facing pollsters. She lists five: The media are fallible. They […]
A report has concluded that the spectacular failure of pollsters to predict the result of the 2015 UK Parliamentary elections was largely due to systematic over-representation of Labour voters and under-representation of Conservative voters The report, compiled by a panel of academics and statisticians, was commissioned by the polling industry to determine why they had […]
Jan Mulkens recently published an article on Microsoft’s recent rush to enhance it’s data science offering. And, as he illustrates, they have been very busy this year. He highlights a number of their flagship data science initiatives. Azure Machine Learning Power BI Cortana Analytics Suite Acquisition of Datazen & Revolution Analytics Integration of R in […]