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Simply Statistics: Defining data science


Rebranding of statistics as a field seems to be a popular topic these days and “data science” is one of the potential rebranding options. This article over at Revolutions is a nice summary of where the term comes from and what it means. This quote seems pretty accurate:

My own take is that Data Science is a valuable rebranding of computer science and applied statistics skills.

Filed under data science statistics applied statistics data mining machine learning computer science

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Bob Carpenter (LingPipe Blog): Why is C++ So Fast?

Bob Carpenter on speed differences between languages. Particularly interesting for me because he is also a machine learning (in this case: for natural language processing) guy. Lots of data, numerical code, etc. Pretty much the same as we have in our recommender system library MyMediaLite, just a different application.

Filed under programming machine learning data mining c c++ java recommender systems mymedialite nlp coling statistics