Apache Cassandra and ALLOW FILTERING

Apache Cassandra and...

Prologue Aspiring Cassandra engineer-apprentice was fiddling with Cassandra cluster trying to fetch the data he needed. For a while, he was receiving strange responses from the server. But after hacking his way through the CQL, he finally received the response he was looking for. He felt so proud… For a moment. Then, out of nowhere, a senior […]

Has media reached a reality/complexity tipping point?

Has media reached a ...

A landmark paper appeared last December in the National Science Review (summary).  It describes the complex interdependencies between climate, consumption, population, demographics, inequality, economic growth, migration, and more.  Written by an interdisciplinary team of 20 authors hailing from organizations worldwide including NASA, Johns Hopkins, and more, the paper explains that it is impossible to understand these systems […]

Open Data Science’s March Madness 2018 Bracket Update

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After 48 games and millions of busted brackets, the 2018 NCAA Men’s Tourney has been whittled down to the Sweet 16. And as expected, plenty of exciting matches occurred over the weekend. The most exciting being the most significant result of #16 seed UMBC’s triumph over #1 seed Virginia, the first time that’s happened in […]

Stats to Look Forward to at ODSC East 2018

Stats to Look Forwar...

Want to learn more about data science? Want to update yourself on the latest research and trends in the space? If you want to do this, think about attending a data science event like a meet-up or a conference in the near future.  You don’t have to go to every conference or meet-up but do […]

Drumroll Please: The ODSC March Madness 2018 Bracket Predictions

Drumroll Please: The...

It’s that time of year, the snow has melted, flowers are starting to blossom, and the country is consumed by the fever of March Madness. Today, March 15th, marks the true kick-off of the 63-match tournament, famous for its thrilling competitive play and heart-stopping upsets. The tourney has a been focus of the data science […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Graph: Hospital Social Network Analysis

How I Learned to Sto...

In the 1840’s Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis had a big problem on his hands. He was an obstetrician in the Vienna General Hospital and healthy young women in the maternity ward were dying at an alarming rate. The problem was well known throughout Vienna. There were two wards, we’ll call them ward A and ward B. […]

How to Get a Start with a Career in Data Science

How to Get a Start w...

“The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom, and education.”  – Adam Smith,  An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations In this compelling Adam Smith quote phrase, we can replace […]

Interview with Ross Taylor, Founder of Throne AI

Interview with Ross ...

In a previous post, I wrote about Throne AI, a sports prediction platform or “Kaggle for sports.” If you’re a sports fan and interested in using your machine learning abilities to predict the outcome of sports matches, then I highly recommend you sign up for Throne AI. After becoming obsessed with the platform, I wanted […]

Post-Columbine students do not support gun control

Post-Columbine stude...

In their coverage of the Parkland school shooting, The Economist writes: Though polling suggests that young people are only slightly more in favour of gun-control measures than their elders, those surveys focus on those aged 18 and above. There may be a pre- and post-Columbine divide within that group. Based on my analysis of data from the […]