Occam’s Razor and the Data Science Project

The Cortana Analytics suite from Microsoft is not a single platform, but actually a group of related products and features. Why so many? Couldn’t someone just use Microsoft R Server, or Azure ML, or Hadoop to create a solution? Isn’t the simplest solution always the best? Well, yes, but only inasmuch as it is as simple … Continue reading Occam’s Razor and the Data Science Project

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But *Why* Do You Trust Your Data?

At the beginning of every data project is the data. While we spend a great deal of time figuring out how to move it, store it, compute it and evaluate it, the most important step is often given short shrift – sourcing the data properly. And that involves two things: Finding authoritative data and knowing … Continue reading But *Why* Do You Trust Your Data?