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Counting Turkeys on Twitter with Apache Spark

Counting Turkeys on Twitter with Apache Spark

by Michael H.

At Civis, we are continuing to work more and more with Apache Spark, a tool which is almost synonymous with #BigData these days. With Thanksgiving coming up, let’s use Spark to analyze some tweets about Thanksgiving from last year (2016). Goals of this post: Do some fun and interesting analyses of Twitter data in time for Turkey Day. Provide an...

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Civis R&D Bookshelf: Project Management Edition

by Elizabeth S.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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Civis R&D Bookshelf: How Neural Nets Work and When You Might Not Need Them

by Keith I.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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Multiple languages, one team: Bringing R and Python together with Civis Platform

by Michael H.

What follows is a brief example of how the Civis Platform enables data scientists to collaborate effectively. Data scientists work in unique contexts and use different programming languages, even within the same organization, making collaboration a constant challenge. Consider two data scientists, whom I’ll call Alice and Bob. Alice and Bob need to work together on a project with a...

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Civis R&D Bookshelf: AlphaGo Zero, testing machine learning code, and more

by Peter S.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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Civis Data: The powerful dataset built right into Civis Platform

Civis Data: The powerful dataset built right into Civis Platform

by Wade J.

I work alongside data scientists every day, so I know that data science teams can help their businesses thrive if they have the right tools and the best, most complete data. That’s why I’m happy to share that Civis Platform comes with a powerful dataset built right in. With accurate, predictive data included, Civis Data helps organizations learn more about...

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Civis R&D Bookshelf: AI Research, Claude Shannon, and Software Abstractions

by Michael H.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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Civis Bookshelf: The Joys of Reading Python Source Code

Civis Bookshelf: The Joys of Reading Python Source Code

by James M.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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