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Python Is Not C
I have been using Python a lot lately, for various data science projects. Python is known for its ease of use. Someone with coding experience can use it effectively in few days. This sounds good but there may be an issue if you program in Python as...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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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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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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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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IBM SmartCamp NYC  Startups to Compete for Analytics Market Opportunity Community Blog
Frank_Carlos
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Calling All Startups Your Startup idea could win it all at IBM Entrepreneur SmartCamp Sign up today
IBM SmartCamp New Your City Livestream A Unique Big Data Opportunity for Entrepreneurs A new generation of...
from Blog: IBM SmartCamp Community


Big Data and Analytics: IBM's Infosphere Streams, BigInsights and BigSheets for advanced analytics of Big Data
Lennart
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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


IBM Big Data  Where do I start?
mrmadira
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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


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...


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...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization


Storage Efficiency versus Data Reduction
TonyPearson
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Wrapping up my week's theme of storage optimization, I thought I would help clarify the confusion between data reduction and storage efficiency. I have seen many articles and blog posts that either use these two terms interchangeably, as if they were synonyms...
from Blog: Inside System Storage  by Tony Pearson


IBM SONAS guest post from John Sing
TonyPearson
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Continuing on the [ IBM Storage Launch of February 9 ], John Sing has offered to write the following guest post about the [ announcement ] of IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage [ IBM SONAS ]. John and I have known each other for a while, traveled the...
from Blog: Inside System Storage  by Tony Pearson


Tackling big data with Hadoop and IBM Big Sheets
How about an insight engine application that runs in a browser for domain experts to explore data at web scale? That's called Big Sheets . In this episode, Stephen Watt, a software architect and Emerging Technologies Hadoop Lead at IBM, and Dan Gisolfi , an...
from Blog: Scott Laningham


The Analytics Maturity Model
Analytics can be defined in many ways, but what matters is the purpose of analytics. Most definitions agree on the following: analytics is used to gain insights from data in order to make better decisions, see for instance INFORMS definition :...
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NP Or Not NP? That Is The Question
A recent blog entry on TSP and NP completeness made me write the long overdue entry I wanted to write about complexity of optimization problems. It comes in play when customers ask this simple question: My problem takes too long to solve, what can I do? ...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization


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.)
