Monthly Archives: May 2014

Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up an R-Hadoop System

by Yanchang Zhao Following my first R-Hadoop system setup guide written in Sept 2013, I have further tested setting up a Hadoop system for running R code, as well as using HBase. I have tested it both on a … Continue reading

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A Sequence of 9 Courses on Data Science Starts on Coursera on 2 June and 7 July 2014

A sequence of 9 courses on Data Science will start on Coursera on 2 June and 7 July 2014, to be lectured by(Associate/Assistant) Professors of Johns Hopkins University. The courses are designed for students to learn to become Data Scientists … Continue reading

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A Coursera course on Machine Learning starts on 16 June

A 10-week course on Machine Learning by Andrew Ng from Stanford University will start on Coursera on 16 June. Below are descriptions of the course picked up from Coursera. The course provides a broad introduction to machine learning, data mining, … Continue reading

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CFP: AusDM 2014 – the 12th Australasian Data Mining Conference

********************************************************* 12th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2014) Brisbane, Australia 27-28 November 2014 ********************************************************* Data Mining is the art and science of intelligent analysis of (usually big) data sets for meaningful insights. Data mining is actively applied across all … Continue reading

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Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) with R

This page shows Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) with R. It demonstrates with an example of automatic layout of Australian cities based on distances between them. The layout obtained with MDS is very close to their locations on a map. At first, … Continue reading

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