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Python Is Not C
Update on December 8, 2015. An updated version of this post is available at Python Is Not C: Take Two . I have been using Python a lot lately, for various data science projects. Python is known for its ease of use. Someone with coding...
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Installing XGBoost For Anaconda on Windows
Update on June, 12, 2017. Guido Tapia builds xgboost executables for WIndows every night: http://www.picnet.com.au/blogs/guido/post/2016/09/22/xgboostwindowsx64binariesfordownload/ . This may be easier than what follows. XGBoost is a recent...
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No, The TSP Isn't NP Complete
Two recent blog posts discussing the Traveling Saleman Problem (TSP) led me to write this post. The two blog posts are What is Operations Research by Graham Kendall, and I’ve Been Everywhere (Optimally…) ...
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Machine Learning Algorithm != Learning Machine
How easy it is to build a learning machine? Shouldn't one just hire some Machine Learning PhDs and have them run their algorithms? Well, this is most probably a good idea, but it won't be enough. I'll try to explain why in this...
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The Role Of Data Science
I am sure I'll get flamed for this post, given how hyped data science is. Let me first say that I do not pretend to define what data science is, others, probably more qualified than me, have done it well. For instance, I like this...
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The Analytics Maturity Model
Update on Sept 21, 2015. An improved version of this model is presented in Analytics Maturity Models. Analytics can be defined in many ways, but what matters is the purpose of analytics. Most definitions agree on the following: analytics is...
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Java Core Debugging using IBM Thread and Monitor Dump Analyzer for Java Community Blog
Abstract: Problems which cause Java processes to dump threads to a core file can be solved with the help of an IBM DeveloperWorks tool created by Jinwoo Hwang. Introduction Some error conditions in an IBM® Java Virtual Machine (JVM) running under...
from Blog: ECM Community Blog


Catherine Dalzell on calling R from SPSS
Starting with version 16, IBM® SPSS® provides a free plugin that enables you to run R syntax from within SPSS. The plugin connects R to the active database. You can write results that are obtained from R into a new SPSS database for further...
from Blog: This Week on developerWorks Webcast


Installing PyCUDA On Anaconda For Windows
PyCUDA is a great library if you want to use gpu computing with NVIDIA chips. If you want a more portable approach or if you have ATI chips instead of NVIDIA, then you might consider PyOpenCl instead of PyCUDA. I provided instructions on how...
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How Zara Really Grew Into the World s Largest Fashion Retailer
The New York Times recently published an interesting paper on How Zara Grew Into the World’s Largest Fashion Retailer . The paper describes the Fast Fashion business model that fuels Zara' growth. What the paper doesn't say is that mathematical optimization...
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CPLEX Is Free For Students (And Academics)
As part of our effort to make optimization pervasive we made our mathematical optimization products free for academic use 6 years ago. 4 years ago we r emoved license files , enabling the use of CPLEX offline for teachers, researchers...
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Machine Learning As Prescriptive Analytics
I made a mistake about machine learning. Repeatedly. I said, and I wrote, that machine learning and predictive analytics were almost the same. To be more specific, my view was simple: analytics can be divided in four categories, exemplified below...
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5 Things To Know About Semantic Technologies
vasfi
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ontologies
smarter
industry
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itso
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I am always intrigued when reading about Smarter IT solutions that help solve real business challenges, especially the ones that are related with the wellbeing of our planet. One such solution was described in the recently published IBM Redpaper...
from Blog: 5 Things To Know IBM Redbooks Blog
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How Does Cognitive Computing Relate To Analytics?
Readers of this blog are familiar with the analytics maturity model that includes several analytics levels: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. Presenting this model sometime triggers a very interesting question: where would Watson...
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Creating User Defined Functions in Netezza Ideation Blog
Many a times we come across situations where in we want to accomplish a task for which there is an already built in function or a procedure. Most of the database vendors provide numerous such functions and procedures to achieve such tasks. But there are also...
from Blog: IBM PureDataNetezza Developer Network (NDN)
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Simulation And Optimization Are Not The Same
Selling optimization to happy users of simulation technology can be a tough nut to crack. Here is an example I find quite effective at opening eyes. Before diving into it let me start with a disclaimer. I am not trying to show that optimization is superior...
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Solving the hardest Sudoku  part 1
JeanFrancoisPuget
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constraint_programming
mathematical_optimization
optimization
analytics
mathematics
sudoku
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Do you know the hardest Sudoku problem? Do you know the best way to solve it? Before answering these questions, let me remind you of what the Sudoku puzzle is about in case you haven't read a newspaper in the last decade (adapted from wikipedia...
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テキストマイニングツールを使ってみよう
ちょっとした機会があり、IBM が 2009 年に買収・統合した統計解析ツールの SPSS を使ってみました。今回紹介するのはその製品群の１つで、テキストマイニングツールである IBM SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys 4.0 です。アンケートなどを通じて得られたフリーフォーマットのテキスト回答をすばやくコード化し、そして視覚化して評価するためのツールです。数千程度の比較的小規模なアンケートのサンプルデータを対象とした解析ツールです。 ちなみにこの製品は１４日間の体験版（Windows...
from Blog: プログラマーですが、何か？(I am a software programmer.)


Big Data and Analytics: IBM's Infosphere Streams, BigInsights and BigSheets for advanced analytics of Big Data
Lennart
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bigsheets
big_data
analytics
ibm_cloud
cloud_computing
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infosphere_streams
biginsights
19,678 Views
Big Data is one of the hottest areas in IT right now, and IBM has a set of products that makes it very easy to get started in this very exciting space.
One of the key qualities of Big Data that totally differentiates it from what we have been used to,...
from Blog: IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley


Analytics Landscape
A great way to explain the value of analytics is to speak about the analytics maturity model . This model contains two pieces. First, analytics is a two step process: insights are generated from data, then decisions are made based on these...
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What's New In Machine Learning?
What has changed in Machine Learning in the past 25 years? You may not care about this question. You may even not realize that Machine Learning as a technical and scientific field is older than 25 years. But I do care about this...
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Free CPLEX Trials
You would like to try CPLEX before making any investment decision and don't know where to start? There is an easy way, using the free evaluation available on our developerWorks site. The evaluation period for this trial is 90 days. All of...
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Flashbook: Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data
Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and
Streaming Data by Dirk deRoos , Chris Eaton , George Lapis , Paul
Zikopoulos , Tom Deutsch Book information on blog Amazon version
Electronic Version (3.37 MB) Big Data...
from Blog: Keep on Learning


IBM Big Data  Where do I start?
mrmadira
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analytics
hadoop
big
insights
starting
data
up
text
bigindex
jaql
bigsheets
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BigInsights 1.3 released. What's new? Enhancement to Performance, Manageability, Consumability and Integration capabilities. Where do you start? If you are new to BigData concepts you can start with this 1. http://www.ibm.com/bigdata  Quick introduction to...
from Blog: IBM Big Data


Announcing IBM Monitoring v8.1  the next generation of ApplicationAware Infrastructure Monitoring Community Blog
Payal Chakravarty
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aaipm
analytics
monitoring
apm
cloud
hybrid
infrastructure
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Announcing IBM Monitoring v8.1  the next generation of ApplicationAware infrastructure monitoring solution that simplifies the life for IT Ops. With a single end to end view of metrics and logs/errors collected across the application stack, IT operators can...
from Blog: Application Performance Management
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