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Expert Insights: How sports analytics is empowering better decision-making

Analytics is slowly changing the face of the sports industry as we know it. Data-driven insights are being used to improve the team and individual performance, and to get that all-important edge over the competition. But what exactly is sports analytics? And how is...

Why the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) needs Architects

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The Industrial Internet, the IIoT, the 4th Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, whatever you may call it, has gained a lot of traction in recent times. Many leading companies are driving this revolution, connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their...

Has Machine Learning become more accessible?

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Sebastian Raschka is a machine learning expert. He is currently a researcher at Michigan State University, where he is working on computational biology. But he is also the author of Python Machine Learning, the most popular book ever published by Packt. It's a book...

How Qlik Sense is driving self-service Business Intelligence

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Delivering Business Intelligence solutions to over 40000 customers worldwide, there is no doubt that Qlik has established a strong foothold in the analytics market for many years now. With the self-service capabilities of Qlik Sense, you can take better and more informed decisions than...

Why choose IBM SPSS Statistics over R for your data analysis project

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Data analysis plays a vital role in organizations today. It enables effective decision-making by addressing fundamental business questions based on the understanding of the available data. While there are tons of open source and enterprise tools for conducting data analysis, IBM SPSS Statistics has...

Why You Need to Know Statistics To Be a Good Data Scientist

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Data Science has popularly been dubbed as the sexiest job of the 21st century. So much so that everyone wants to become a data scientist. But what do you need to get started with data science? Do you need to have a degree in...

Why MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database today

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If NoSQL is the king, MongoDB is surely its crown jewel. With over 15 million downloads and counting, MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database today, empowering users to query, manipulate and find interesting insights from their data. Alex Giamas is a Senior Software Engineer...

Why is Python so good for AI and Machine Learning? 5 Python Experts Explain

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Python is one of the best programming languages for machine learning, quickly coming to rival R's dominance in academia and research. But why is Python so popular in the machine learning world? Why is Python good for AI? Mike Driscoll spoke to five Python experts...

Python experts talk Python on Twitter: Q&A Recap

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To celebrate the launch of Python Interviews, we ran a Q&A session on Twitter with some of the key contributors to the book. Author and interviewer Mike Driscoll (@driscollis), and experienced Python contributors Steve Holden (@holdenweb), and Alex Martelli (@aleaxit) got together to respond...

Why is Go the go-to language for cloud native development? – An interview with Mina Andrawos

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Golang is currently one of the fastest growing programming languages in the software industry, finding its way into almost every nook and cranny of application development. Its speed, simplicity and reliability make it the perfect choice for all kinds of developers. We recently interviewed Mina...