State of Data -#47
May 5, 2011
#analysis – Do beautiful parents really have more daughters? ‘Statistical Challenges in estimating small effects’ (From Andrew Gelman’s talk)
#architecture – “Data Mining Certificate” from Stanford Center for Professional Development
#big_data – Why an outage could literally kill – Cardiac patients were at risk because Amazon Cloud was down!
#DBMS – Former CEO of mySQL who left with concerns now says ‘Code ‘in better shape than ever’ under Oracle’
#learning – How to send HTML reports straight from SQL*Plus (Oracle only)
#visualization –Learn how to use “sparklines” (small diagrams inserted into a text, e.g., tweets).e.g., CPU utilization in our servers today for peak 5-hrs was ▁▂▂▇▂ (18 23 24 43 24)
Is this really the “worst statistical graphic” ever?
- The gadgets police use to ‘snarf cell phone data’
- “Data” is plural no more
- In natural language processing, how one deals with “Hapax Legomenon” – a fancy way to describe words that have been used ONLY ONCE in the language’s recorded history. Like, no one other than Chaucer ever used Nortelrye (education)
- That elusive “ecosystem” bit – Now that we have a public Beer data API, London Assembly is trying to make data on public toilets more widely available