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Spark picks up machine learning, GPU acceleration

The originator of the Apache Spark big data processing framework has outfitted its cloud service with easy access to GPU-accelerated machine learning libraries

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Review: 6 Python IDEs go to the mat

See how IDLE, Komodo, LiClipse, PyCharm, Spyder, and Python Tools for Visual Studio stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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Why you should retrain your employees to become your data scientists

The demand for data scientists in the coming years is expected to create an immense talent shortage. Businesses should consider retraining their existing employees as data scientists

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4 Google data sets to kickstart machine learning

Want to get started in machine learning? Google has you covered with high-quality data sets, both big and small

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Splunk adds machine learning that's both easy and open

The machine learning features in the latest version of Splunk's enterprise data search platform add useful data analysis features, not simply black boxes

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Google’s Go language ventures into machine learning

A small but growing number of libraries written entirely in Go are stepping up to show that Google's language can do machine learning, too

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Is there a financial data scientist drought?

The financial organizations of the future will depend on financial data scientists to design, create, and maintain the algorithms that are taking over the financial world. The issue is the lack of training and education offered in...

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Intel's Python distribution turbocharges data science

Intel Distribution for Python adds Intel's high-speed math libraries to the existing, highly convenient Anaconda version for data scientists

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5 free e-books for machine learning mastery

Confused about the theories underlying machine learning frameworks? Dive deep into the details with these freely available texts

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Experimental web IDE brings power of data notebooks to JavaScript

Carbide is designed more like a Jupyter notebook, allowing for live markup, annotation, and manipulation of code and data

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Know when your big data is telling big lies

Data scientists face an existential dilemma every single day: How do you distinguish signal from noisy illusion?

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Microsoft R Client provides a free taste of R Server

It's limited in power, but low in price: R Client provides a reduced but functional set of features from the full Microsoft R Server product

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4 languages poised to out-Python Python

Swift, Go, Julia, and R are all potential contenders for Python's crown of convenience and versatility. Here's how each could win out -- and how Python could prevail

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5 big data sources for strategic sentiment analysis

Every company wants to know what its customers feel about it. But sentiment analysis can get more granular -- and turn inward to improve employee satisfaction

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We have the big data tools -- let's learn to use them

Few enterprises enjoy even the first-order benefits of big data. The real payoff will come when we interact with systems much less than we do today

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