Tag Archives: Big Data

Scientific Gambling on Ice Hockey Worlds – Bets for games of May 5th

Summary I’m using mathematical & statistical methods, more specifically, Bayesian Inference, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, simulation and Probabilistic Programming, attempting to predict the game outcomes of the upcoming Ice Hockey World Championships, starting May 4th. Based on the findings of … Continue reading

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Eurostat Statistics part V: hospital beds per capita

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Profiling & targeted marketing for business & politics: the power of Data Analytics

So, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are now under fire for alleged misconduct in the latest US presidential campaign – however, the strategies and tactics employed by Cambridge analytica are not new, just a bit more refined than the tactics used … Continue reading

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Python,Pandas, Statsmodels – Multipredictor Linear Regression (code included)

The Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute, SMHI, provides (some of) its data to the public, as “Open Data“, accessable either by various API’s or by download from their website. I downloaded several of their CSV-files, containing historical weather-data for a … Continue reading

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Optimization: 100x performance boost (even without DevOps!) :-)

(First of all, apologies for the mention of ‘DevOps’ above:this post has, as far as I can tell – since I really don’t know what DevOps is, haven’t found any place where to download it… – nothing what so ever … Continue reading

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Feeling like God – understanding the design in detail, but not the outcomes: Neural Networks

(First of all, to clarify any potential for misunderstandings: I’m not religious, I do not believe in an almighty God – for that to happen, the teodice problem should have a clear and understandable solution, among other things…) Ok, back … Continue reading

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Neural networks and image recognition – hit rate for target detection

In my previous post, I described some experiments with neural networks and image recognition that I entertained myself with during xmas holidays.  Basically, I wanted to see if I could create a neural network process that, given tiny (10×10, that … Continue reading

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Twitter buzz about IBM Rational

Having created a Python program for “poor man’s mass surveillance”, that given a Twitter account, or set of accounts, grabs the latest tweets from that account and analyzes each tweet for mentions, I thought it might be interesting to see … Continue reading

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Poor man’s mass surveillance:collection & analysis of Twitter data with Gephi & Python

[Each of the “dots” in the graphs above –  there are about 100.000 of them –  even the tiniest small ones barely visible at this level of zoom, represents a twitter user (blue dot), or a hashtag (red dot).  The … Continue reading

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Artistic Twitter social network graphs by Gephi

The above image contains almost 100.000 nodes, extracted from my Twitter relationships (transitively, of course, I’m not the Lady Gaga of  social networking, after all…! 😉 The above image was obtained by allowing Gephi to execute its Force Atlas 3D … Continue reading

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