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Big Data, Small World - Kirk Borne

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Big Data, Small World - Kirk Borne

 

In this video, we're proud to bring you a TEDx video from one of our friends - Big Data, Small World by Kirk Borne.

 

Kirk Borne is a data scientist and astrophysicist who worked for NASA for almost 20 years - including working on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Science Data Operations projects.

An avid tweeter and re-tweeter, Kirk spends far too much time on Twitter - but claims that he doesn't do as much as people think he does!

 

In this video Kirk discusses the inter-connectedness of people and data, demonstrating that Big Data narrows the gap between all of us, making the world a smaller place.

He also explains the connections between himself, diapers, Kevin Bacon, beer, Donald Rumsfeld and pop-tarts...

 

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Data Visualization with Python and Matplotlib

Data Visualization with Python and Matplotlib

6 hour Udemy Video Course to help you get started with the basic Matplotlib charts.
Perfect for beginners and will help get you started with scatter plots, histograms, bar charts and more

Tableau for Beginners - Get Certified Accelerate Your Career

Tableau for Beginners - Get Certified Accelerate Your Career

In this course you'll get into the basic essentials of chart plotting in Tableau right away. Pie charts, bar charts, box-and-whisker plots, histograms and more are what you'll learn in the early stages

Data Visualize Data with D3.js The Easy Way

Data Visualize Data with D3.js The Easy Way

Proficiency in D3 is one of those skills that is now a 'must have' for data scientists. Although there is quite a steep learning curve, you'll quickly realise that with d3.js everything is possible

 

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CorrelViz - visualise all the correlations in your data in minutes

CorrelViz - visualise all the correlations in your data in minutes
CorrelViz is completely automated and gives you the Story of Your Data in minutes, with one click - saving you months of manual analysis and shed-loads of cash!
Analyse all your data, discover all the correlations you seek - and some you never even dreamed of...

 

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