Analytics Trends

Analytics Trends

The importance of changing technology in a presidential election may have first been emphasized by the famous Nixon-Kennedy debate in 1960, where the new medium of television contrasted Nixon’s lackluster appearance with Kennedy’s youth and vigor, potentially tilting the election in favor of the senator from Massachusetts. Candidates have...
learn data analytics online
How do you feel about taking an online program? Have you ever wondered what the pros of online learning are? While online programs have grown in popularity, with over 31% of higher education students having taken at least one, myths and misconceptions about the way the public views online...
Customers might not always be able to accurately convey what they want, but numbers don't lie. The most successful companies are the ones who prioritize data and use it to improve their product and keep their customers happy. Here are some of the many companies that have succeeded by putting data...
The growth and popularity of R programming has been helping data-driven organizations succeed for years. Nearly every industry now sees data and analytics as a strategic competitive advantage, and R is the language of choice for data analyst. Because of its popularity, not only is R helping drive success...
Love has always been big business. Valentine’s Day spending this year was estimated at a record-breaking $19.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, almost a billion dollars more than in 2015. And as more and more people...
Trump vs Clinton analytics
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, announced in an AP interview last month that he once again plans to buck traditional political wisdom by running a campaign based more on his rallies and personal appeal than data, which he calls overrated. However, even if his campaign has been less...
Well-known Duke Economics professor Dan Ariely once said about big data: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” This concept applies to much of data terminology. While many toss around terms...
March Madness is upon us, and everyone is obsessing over their brackets. Analytics is big business in the sports world, and college basketball is no exception; almost every big program today has at least one full time employee in charge of statistical analysis. And when that data is not...
Science Friday has an interview up with D.J. Patel, the newly-minted chief data scientist for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Patel, who was previously the data and analytics lead at LinkedIn, discusses making data more accessible to the public and using analytics to improve services...
machine learning, sentiment analysis, data science
Today's post- How and Why Companies Should Use Sentiment Analysis - is written by featured author Federico Pascual, co-founder of MonkeyLearn, a powerful machine learning tool allowing you to extract valuable "opinion-based" data from text.  The first time someone tried to talk to me about sentiment analysis, I thought it was...