Did government type have an effect on restrictive COVID-19 measures?

It’s been over a year since the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have seen countries dealing with the pandemic in vastly different ways, and many people have pondered the indicators that could be used to predict countries’ varying responses and experiences. Some scholarship suggests that democratic governments (rather than authoritarian governments, … Read more

The Only 3 ML Tools You Need

At a rapid pace, many machine learning techniques have moved from proof of concepts to powering crucial pieces of technology that people rely on daily. In attempts to capture this newly unlocked value, many teams have found themselves caught up in the fervor of productionizing machine learning in their product without the right tools to … Read more

Tutorial – Design Study in Solidworks with Data Analysis in R

[This article was first published on [R]eliability, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here) Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don’t. I decided to do something a little bit different with this post and … Read more

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Visualizing City of Helsinki procurements with geofi-package

City of Helsinki public procurements have been available as open data since 2014. High quality data like this is obviously of great interest to many and [several interesting applications and visualizations] have been made available. With some additional open data from Finnish Patent and Registration Office and data wrangling, the location of the city supplier … Read more

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How FFN accelerated their migration to a fully managed database in the cloudHow FFN accelerated their migration to a fully managed database in the cloudPrincipal Engineer, Freedom Financial Network

Editor’s note: We’re hearing today from Freedom Financial Network, provider of technology-based solutions that help consumers establish financial security and overcome debt. To speed their migration to Google Cloud SQL, they turned to our Database Migration Service.  Freedom Financial Network’s products and services have helped hundreds of thousands of consumers reduce and consolidate their debt. … Read more

AI advances, but cat the law keep up?

Chapters: 0:00 Intro 2:21 Josh’s background 4:02 The pace of lawmaking 8:30 Law as a technology 10:06 Exponential curves of technological progress 14:20 The people who practice law 24:26 Evolving the language 35:28 Theory of language and ML 43:45 Compensation 56:52 Wrap-up Please find the transcript below: Jeremie (00:00):Hey everybody. Jeremie here. Welcome back to … Read more

Data Analysis in R pdf tools & pdftk

[This article was first published on Methods – finnstats, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here) Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don’t. Data analysis in r pdf tools & pdftk, there are multiple … Read more

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Using data to accurately forecast demand for chocolate this Easter

Using data to accurately forecast demand for chocolate this Easter Easter is a significant holiday for many businesses especially within the UK. The holiday period brings an increase to food and drink sales, with Easter being the second most popular period of the year for chocolate consumption. Many Britons book holiday trips in this period … Read more

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Last call for EARL Conference abstracts

[This article was first published on RBlog – Mango Solutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here) Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don’t. ShareTweet The Enterprise Applications of the R Language Conference abstracts … Read more

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Monitor of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Why should I care? Proportion and share of sequences of different SARS-CoV-2 variants in Germany. The variants with the N501Y mutation (e.g. red one) are alert variants with increased infectivity. Source. The first quarter of 2021 has brought us common knowledge about the importance of genomic sequencing for battling COVID-19. Apparently, monitoring SARS-CoV-2 variants and mutations … Read more

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Parrondo’s Paradox in Finance: Combine two Losing Investments into a Winner

Wikipedia defines Parrondo’s paradox in game theory as A combination of losing strategies becomes a winning strategy. If you want to learn more about this fascinating topic and see an application in finance, read on! Please have a look at this wonderful little video by my colleague Professor Humberto Barreto from DePauw University, Indiana, based … Read more

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A Primer On Conversational AI

Learning About Conversational AI and How It Can Help Humans Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash Introduction I’m sure we’ve all been in a position where we’ve tried to contact our bank, but before we can speak to an assistant, we have to go through some sort of automated system. How annoying is it when … Read more

Apache Spark 3.1 Release: Spark on Kubernetes is now Generally Available

With the Apache Spark 3.1 release in March 2021, the Spark on Kubernetes project is now officially declared as production-ready and Generally Available. This is the achievement of 3 years of fast-growing community contributions and adoptions of the project — since initial support for Spark-on-Kubernetes was added in Spark 2.3 (February 2018). In this article, … Read more

Amazon Pinpoint Announces Improved Journey Controls

On March 30 2021, Amazon Pinpoint announced the launch of new Journey controls to allow customers to customize their user experience, and when messages are sent. Journeys are multi-step campaigns that can be executed across SMS, email, and push messages. Journeys are intended for customers with user engagement use cases, and who need to be … Read more

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Say Goodbye to “Good Taste”

[This article was first published on Data Imaginist, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here) Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don’t. I’m excited to announce the first release of the ggfx package, a … Read more

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Announcing new training for building data lakes on AWS

We are pleased to announce the launch of Building Data Lakes on AWS. Data lakes enable organizations to generate business value by identifying and acting upon opportunities for business growth. This new one-day classroom course will help you practice building a data lake in a hands-on environment.  An expert instructor will teach you how to … Read more

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AWS Data Exchange providers can now copy product metadata from their existing products to a new product

AWS Data Exchange now enables providers to copy descriptions, data sets, and public offers from their existing products to a new product. With this launch, providers can select any existing product, published or unpublished, and copy all of its details to a new draft product, which they can then modify as needed and publish within … Read more

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New AWS Solutions Consulting Offer – AMI Factory

AMI Factory is an AWS Solutions Consulting Offer delivered via a consulting engagement from Capgemini, an AWS Migration Competency Partner. AMI Factory helps customers integrate and build any type of AMIs with custom configurations, setting security standards for operating system (OS)-level benchmarks and vulnerability scans based on customer requirements within a few hours. Customers that … Read more

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composition versus inversion

[This article was first published on R – Xi’an’s Og, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here) Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don’t. While trying to convey to an OP on X validated … Read more

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Building a Python Code Generator

Using Transformers to convert English problem statements into Python code Can NLP techniques be used to generate actual code? How far are we from a world where AI is used to write software? In this blog, I make an attempt to build a python code generator that can convert simple English problem statements into their … Read more

Not all pixels matter for classification

Leveraging low-rank structures and sparsity to classify an image My daughter is two years old. Like most kids her age, she’s already pretty good at distinguishing a large variety of animals. She can even make the difference between cats and dogs when I draw them, and boy, I am terrible at drawing! If you think … Read more

Outlook client support in Microsoft365R available for beta test

[This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here) Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don’t. by Hong Ooi This is an announcement that a beta Outlook email client … Read more

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Albertsons and Google are making grocery shopping easier with cloud technologyAlbertsons and Google are making grocery shopping easier with cloud technologyVP of Retail and Consumer Solutions, Google Cloud

The past year shook all of us out of our routines as we adapted to the pandemic. Simple things like grocery shopping took on new importance and presented new challenges. Ordering groceries online became commonplace almost overnight. Making that easier was one of the goals we tackled alongside Albertsons Companies when we started working together … Read more

Microsoft named a Leader in Forrester Wave: Function-as-a-Service Platforms

Forrester has named Microsoft as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Function-As-A-Service Platforms, Q1 2021 based on their evaluation of Azure Functions with recognition for upping its developer experience game and stateful capabilities. Development experience Azure Functions is fully integrated with other Azure services and development tools. Its end-to-end development experience allows you to build and … Read more

Rank Order analysis in R

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AWS announces General Availability of Amazon GameLift Queue notifications

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Queue notifications for Amazon GameLift. Trusted by some of the most successful game companies in the world like Wargaming, Ubisoft, and more, GameLift deploys, operates, and scales dedicated servers for multiplayer games. With this new update, you as a game developer can now receive … Read more

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Make PDF Data Analysis Reports with R | Rmarkdown Visual Editor

[This article was first published on business-science.io, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here) Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don’t. This article is part of a R-Tips Weekly, a weekly video tutorial that … Read more

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An Intuitive Guide to the Bootstrap

This article provides an overview of how to answer causal questions while making very few assumptions The bootstrap¹ to me is one of the most remarkable inventions of the 21st century. It is an easy-to-implement resampling technique that is profoundly powerful. This technique is widely used across many domains. From testing causal claims to improving … Read more

5 Quantum Machine Learning Resources not to miss

Despite there are quite some excellent books on quantum computing, specific textbooks on quantum machine learning are still missing. Source: Cover image of “Machine Learning meets Quantum Physics” by Kristof T. Schütt, Stefan Chmiela, O. Anatole von Lilienfeld, Alexandre Tkatchenko, Koji Tsuda, Klaus-Robert Müller The only one I feel confident to recommend is “Machine Learning … Read more

Why free and open source software (FOSS) should be the future of Responsible AI

Photo by Maxwell Nelson on Unsplash In a recent piece featured in the MIT Technology Review titled “Worried about your firm’s AI ethics? These startups are here to help.”, there is a spotlight cast on some startups in the technology ecosystem that are developing tools and services to aid other companies in implementing AI ethics … Read more

Announcing AWS Step Functions’ integration with Amazon EMR on EKS

AWS Step Functions is now integrated with Amazon EMR on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), making it easier to integrate Apache Spark based jobs into your analytics pipeline. You can now build workflows including steps to manage EMR on EKS virtual clusters and submit jobs without writing code to manage the state of the … Read more

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Text Analysis on Youtube Videos Posted About ‘Bangladesh’

Part 01: Background about this project This analysis is part of an ongoing exploratory study about the contents related to Bangladesh in different online social media platforms. In the last article tweets that containing Bangladesh were analyzed to understand the most common areas that people tweeted about Bangladesh and how public sentiments were reflected. In … Read more

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What is a Query folding in Power BI and why should I care?

“Will that break a query folding?” “Does your query fold?”… Maybe someone asked you those questions, but you were like: “Query…Whaaaat?!” In this series of articles, let’s learn one of the most important concepts in Power Query! https://www.pexels.com/photo/green-grass-field-with-wind-turbines-under-blue-sky-6604984/ “Will that break a query folding?” “Does your query fold?”… Maybe someone asked you those questions, but … Read more

Docker 101

Introduction to working with Docker and creating your own development environment Working in a fast-changing environment and getting more and more tools released to open source, I have made a mess in my laptop. Installing tons of applications, forgetting to clean them up. Similarly, I had things happening with python — no virtual environments, so … Read more

Discover cloud storage solutions at Azure Storage Day on April 29

Today, I am thrilled to announce Azure Storage Day, a free digital event on April 29, 2021, where you can explore cloud storage solutions for all your enterprise workloads. Join me to: Watch demos of the latest innovations from Azure Storage and see how customers are using them. Get help understanding how to map Azure Storage … Read more

This bears repeating: Introducing the Echo subsea cableThis bears repeating: Introducing the Echo subsea cableVP of Global Networking, Google Cloud

It’s an old story, but one that bears repeating: Google works hard to build infrastructure that connects people, geographies, and businesses. Today, we’re announcing Google’s investment in Echo, a new subsea cable from the United States to Asia. Echo will run from Eureka, California to Singapore, with a stop-over in Guam, with plans to also … Read more

Saving Money Using Data Science

Why that student in class who asked your math teacher “When am I ever going to use this stuff?” is probably broke In an earlier article, I discussed how to use the STL algorithm to break any time series into its seasonal, trend and noise component. I walked you through an example using the stock … Read more

Data Science Plumbing: Peeking Into Scikit-Learn Pipelines

Have you ever wondered how to extract information from a scikit-learn pipeline? Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash Written By Scott A. Adams and Aamodini Gupta Scikit-learn pipelines are useful tools that provide extra efficiency and simplicity to data science projects (if you are unfamiliar with scikit-learn pipelines see Vickery, 2019 for a great overview). … Read more

Survival Analysis: censoring, survival functions and hazard functions.

Often neglected in the implementations of the most popular machine learning and statistical analysis frameworks is survival analysis. Simply, survival analysis is the time it takes for an event of interest to occur. Although that seems pretty straight forward, the reality is a little more complicated. In this article, we will go through some of … Read more

Age-period-cohort analysis

The tutorial is based on R and StatsNotebook, a graphical interface for R. Visit our Analysis section for other tutorials. Epidemiologists and social scientists often apply Age-Period-Cohort analysis to disentangle trends of social/health behvaiors into three components. Age effect – This represents the effect associated with chronological age. For example, young people are more likely … Read more

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