Big Data Idol: The Math

Caution! Math Ahead! For the Math-phobic, I explain how I crunch the test results in a math-free, simple and focused blog post here. I use math here, so this may be your last chance to escape! Still with me? Excellent! The bullets below outline...

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Big Data Idol: How I Crunched the Numbers

Do you have big data chops? Quick, what do these three things have in common? Yankees, Giants, Rangers, Knicks What about these? Beatles, Monkees, Beach Boys Do you have an answer for each? "New York," for example, for the first list and "Rock...

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Let us now praise ugly code!

In this blog post I will revisit the first piece of code I wrote with the R Programming language, back in the early part of this decade. Coming from an Octave/MATLAB background, I really enjoyed the functional nature of R. I imagined flinging...

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Why A "Big Data" Personality Test?

Why do we need yet another personality test? Because, without "big data" technologies online "personality tests" suffer these problems: With most tests, we quickly see a pattern to the answers, and can easily steer the test to the outcome we want...

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