# Category: Featured

## Get Your IT Fundamentals in Place

This post is a hodgepodge list of what I think of as the IT fundamentals. These are activities tangential to our regular analytics, big data and data science work, but they build […]

## Big Data As Signals

What is the actual utility of Big Data? The term as coined was deliberately ambiguous, perhaps in part because it was more marketing than a full realization that there has been a […]

## What is Time Series Analysis?

This article outlines the basic principles of times series analysis  for non-analysts. A more detailed technical treatment is provided at the end.  What is Time Series Data? In order to approach time series […]

## In Big Data, Are You Using Refrigerators or Stoves?

I am getting frustrated hearing vendors and sales teams over-simplify the big data discussion; buy this product or Hadoop distribution or tool or appliance and voila…you’ve got a big data solution!! Is […]

## Time Series Analysis using iPython

In this example, we will examine ARMA and ARIMA models with Python using the Statsmodels package. This package can be downloaded at http://statsmodels.sourceforge.net/stable/index.html. Autogressive Moving-Average Processes (ARMA) and Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) […]

## Random Forest using iPython

Introduction In my last article, I presented Python programming using iPython. There, I used an example of logistic regression modeling for mothers with children having low birth weights. In this article, using […]

## Logistic Regression with iPython

Introduction IPython is a growing project, with increasingly language-agnostic components. IPython 3.x was the last monumental release of IPython, containing the notebook server, qtconsole, etc. As of IPython 4.0, the language-agnostic parts […]

## Upcoming edX Courses in Analytics & Data Science

For those looking for free Analytics & Data Science Training, here are some upcoming sessions that may be of interest: Explore Statistics with R (Starts: Self-Paced): Learn basic statistics in a practical, experimental […]

## What R KNIME?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with my grammar, at least in the title. If you do not know what R is, you should probably visit the boutique section on Amazon instead of […]

## How the IoT Sensors and Analytics Drive Sustainability

The Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics provide the infrastructure and processes to monitor, measure, and manage resources. Wikipedia lists sustainability as endurance for systems and processes.  The US EPA defines sustainability […]