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Making big data manageable

Making big data manageable

One way to handle big data is to shrink it. If you can identify a small subset of your data set that preserves its salient mathematical relationships, you may be able to perform usefu...
Barriers to hiring analytic people

Barriers to hiring analytic people

You hear all the time that it is very hard to find and hire a great data scientist. Yet these scientists can't find a job, and are typically unemployed for many months after graduatin...
ratio-of-uniforms [#4]

ratio-of-uniforms [#4]

Possibly the last post on random number generation by Kinderman and Monahan’s (1977) ratio-of-uniform method. After fiddling with the Gamma(a,1) distribution when a<1 for a while, I i...