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Predicting Cyclist Trajectory
I have been the 'data scientist' on the IBM team that helped Dave Haase run the Race Across America (RAAM) this year. This project exemplified quite a few of the classical tips of data science: If you fully agree with tip #7, then this post...
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Prescriptive Analytics Is Easier And More Profitable Than Predictive Analytics
When you hear about algorithms these days, chances are that you hear about machine learning or predictive analytics. (Some make a distinction between machine learning and predictive analytics, but the distinction is not material for this post. ...
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Where Is Operations Research In Social Media?
Michael Trick's State of Operations Research Blogging discusses the fact that OR blogging is vanishing while twitter activity around OR is increasing. As an example of the latter, look for #ismp2015 on twitter and...
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RVO V.S. std::move Community Blog
Return Value Optimization Return value optimization, simply RVO, is a compiler optimization technique that allows the compiler to construct the return value of a function at the call site. The technique is also named "elision". C++98/03...
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CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.6.2
We are proud to announce the latest CPLEX release. It will ship in electronic form on June 12 for commercial users. Academic users can get it from the Academic Initiative site . Improvements include: The ability to solve larger problems...
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Analytics For The Perfect Race
Big data analytics proponents keep saying that is can now be used to make better decisions in a whole set of new domains. Here is a great example we have been working on for the past few months. This example also touches topics like Internet...
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A Sudoku Web App Based On DOcloud And Python
In our previous posts ( here and here ) we have shown how to use Python and the DOcloud service for solving any Sudoku puzzle. This was nice but we had to manually modify our Python code each to time we wanted to solve a new grid. We present today...
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Frequency of price changes in your ecommerce site Community Blog
Anbu Ponniah
Tags:
cache
price
websphere_commerce
strategy
dynacache
optimization
index
invalidation
cmc
deployment
search
ecommerce
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The price pressure Twenty first century shopper has so many options. Unless a retailer is a niche player, it is a shopper's world. While retailer has many tricks up their sleeve to bring eyeballs to their ecommerce website, keep them there, convert into a...
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Solving Optimization Problems On The Cloud With Python
The availability of an api for solving optimization problems via DOcloud is opening new ways to develop an application: you can use the implementation language of your choice. Granted, at the time of writing, we only provide a client api for Java. ...
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Solving The Hardest Sudoku In Python With DOcloud
The more I use Python, the more I like it. Here is yet another example of why. I looked for Sudoku solvers written in Python and found quite a few. I particularly like the one Peter Norvig describes in Solving Every Sudoku Puzz...
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Computing The Longest Tour Across The USA
My previous post Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python generated some interest (like all answer's to Randy Olson's original article ). One reader asked a seemingly simple question that got my...
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Explore what's trending this month with these 3 collaborative Analytics Services Offerings for ECM Community Blog
EdCommunications
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filenet
ecm
capacity
optimization
health
planning
services
intrastructure
check
performance
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Think proactive... Think Smart 3 Offerings that can enhance the efficiency and stability of your overallenvironment! Explore what's trending this month with these 3 collaborative service offerings... Let us help you evaluate your system's health,...
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Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python
When Randy Olson's Computing the optimal road trip across the U.S. resulted in articles in the Washington Post , NY Daily News , Daily Mail , People Magazine , NY Times , NPR , and many other outlets, the...
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Actionable Insights
JeanFrancoisPuget
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big_data
analytics
decision
data_science
optimization
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It is good practice to eat your own food. I should be no exception. In my post on the role of data science I was blaming data scientists who left business users without any clue about how to use the insights they produce. I...
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Step By Step Modeling Of PuzzlOr Electrifying Problem
PuzzlOr problems are nice because they are simplified versions of real world problems of interest. Last December problem is a simplified version of an interesting logistics problem. A variety of method can be used to attack them, see for instance...
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Decision makers need decision support
How can you make an optimization application be accepted by decision makers? The answer I gave that in my last post was to provide interactive applications. It so happens that colleagues of mine already discussed that in an IBM book...
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Interactive Optimization
In my last post I discussed how gamification could be used to overcome the resistance to automated decision making systems. The case discussed in my previous post was about a system that computes retail prices for hotel rooms. The point of...
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We must show the pain before we can propose the cure
Part of my job is to inject optimization in IBM Anaytics solutions. During one of the discussions with solution teams we argued about a fairly general issue that can prevent prescriptive analytics adoption. I think it is worth sharing....
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 4, Veracity
Big Data promise is to enable better decisions based on data. The idea seems appealing yet there is a caveat: is the data reliable enough to base decisions on it? Question is to what extent can we trust data? My experience shows that cleaning data...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 3, Variety
A colleague of mine once told me that Big Data should be called "All Data". Indeed, one of the key dimension of Big Data is to apply analytics techniques to all kind of data. Other dimensions include volume and velocity of data. Can...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 2, Velocity
Proponents of Big Data boast about how it might help get personalized behavior from all the things and systems people interact with (web sites, mobile apps, customer support services, internet of things, etc) . These systems have to deal with data in...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 1, Volume
I had the honor to give a tutorial at a Big Data and Optimization seminar, thanks to an invitation from John Poppelaars , One of the topics I discussed seemed to resonate well. Let me try to explain it here. The first thing people think of...
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Trying Decision Optimization on Cloud beta: part 2, CPLEX
In our previous entry we made a demo tour of our Decision Optimization on Cloud service. Let us now start real work with CPLEX. The first step is to get an IBM ID. If you don't have one yet, then you can start here...
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2015 Prediction: Prescriptive Analytics Will Make It
This is prediction season. I never played that game so far, but felt compelled to do so after reading quite a few predictions about what will happen in 2015 around Analytics and Big Data. I won't repeat what seems to be a consensus, and will refer to...
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Analytics For Vehicle Routing (and for Santa)
How could we have helped Santa deliver its gifts as fast as possible? An OR practitioner will probably model Santa's problem as a traveling salesman problem ( TSP ). Indeed Santa needs to compute the shortest route through all kids homes. The...
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