State of Data #85
February 9, 2012
#analysis – Figuring out Popularity vs. Critical acclaim – ‘Golden Age’ of television with episode data‘
#architecture – SQL Fiddle would help you prototype a model, or idea to query across multiple data sources
#big_data – Revealing Serial Killers’ Pattern of Murders
#conference – ‘Big Data Essentials’ – Online Forum, led by Tom Kyte of Oracle on February 16
#Data_Science – Would you try out Data-driven Medical Diagnosis?
#DBMS – For transactional apps, only a part of the result needs to be displayed. Very useful tips on how to do (a) Top-N Queries, and (b) Paginate between large resultset
#idea – Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Blink’ was said to be inspired by Gerd Gigerenzer’s seminal work on power of intuition. A while ago, Gerd wrote a great paper ‘Mindless Statistics’ (pdf) that is highly impressive. The core of this paper is equally applicable to enterprises – “Statistical rituals largely eliminate statistical thinking in the social sciences.”
#learning – D3 is truly an amazing tool to visualize data-on-the-web. Scott Murray has an excellent self-contained tutorial on it.
#visualization – Plotting a Giraffe Line Chart with Data
- How Zynga used data to transform Scrabble into highly addictive ‘Words with Friends’ (ask Alec Baldwin!)
- 39-Million data points collected from four Grand Slam tournaments over past 7 years is all yours to analyze
- Say ‘Yo’ with a really loooong equation
- Best Probability Class ever (courtesy: Harvard) is now available in iTunes