John D Cook, editor of the always-interesting and eclectic blog The Endeavour, has been posting facts about Statistics and distribution theory to the StatFact Twitter account on a daily basis for over a year now. He also curates a number of other daily tip services and the newest one — RLangTip — promises daily tips about using the R language.
Today at the Open Source Business Conference 2011 in San Francisco, Revolution Analytics' CEO David Champagne will be joinging a panel discussion on the "New Data Stack" (a theme we've touched on here a few times before). If you're going to OSBC, details about the panel discussion are in the alert below:
Genki Sudo is a Japanese martial arts fighter who, according to Wikipedia, is known for his "unorthodox fighting style". He's also a musician and dancer who also pulls some pretty unorthodox moves in this music video from his album "World Order":
The Data Science Summit held in Las Vegas this week was outstanding - kudos and thanks to EMC/Greenplum for organizing the event. The energy of 150+ data scientists coupled with a well-curated agenda of talks created a real sense of being at the cusp of a real revolution in the applications of data analysis. Here are just a few of the highlights that stood out for me:
The Oxford English Dictionary includes more than 600,000 words, yet most of us get by in our day-to-day lives with a vocabulary of just a few thousand. In a similar vein, the R language includes thousands of functions: when you start up R 2.13, you have 2832 functions at your disposal:
The terms "Data Science" and "Data Scientist" have only been in common usage for a little over a year, but they've really taken off since then: many companies are now hiring for "data scientists", and entire conferences are run under the name of "data science".
Heads-up to anyone attending the sold-out Data Science Summit in Las Vegas this week: I'll be there tomorrow and Thursday for the conference and to discuss R on the panel discussion "Data Science Toolset - Recipes That Win" (more details about the panel discussion below.) I'm looking forward to meeting with the other R users there --