Category Archives: knowledge based discovery

Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn (I) – PyCon 2015

An excellent introduction to machine learning, by Jake VanderPlas at PyCon 2015. Long, but full of useful information.

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Introduction to the National Data Service Consortium

This week, I am attending the National Data Service (NDS) Consortium workshop, hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO on June 12 and 13 2014.  The NDS … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – The Denouement

The  Astroinformatics 2013 meeting, hosted  by CSIRO, is now over. This successful conference discussed advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy. The agenda is here, along with a nearly complete list of  presentations, and … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – Day Two Morning, December 10

Day Two of  Astroinformatics 2013, hosted  by CSIRO, where we are discussing advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy. You can see the agenda here, along with a growing list of presentations, and you … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – Day One Morning, December 9

I am in Marsfield, near Sydney, Australia for the Astroinformatics 2013 meeting, hosted  by CSIRO. This annual meeting discusses advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy given the acceleration in the growth of data … Continue reading

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dot Astronomy 5 Conference From A Distance

Last week, the fifth annual dot Astronomy conference was held in Cambridge, MA. This event is a little different from other conferences: its goal is to advance the use of new compute technologies in the service of astronomy, from computing … Continue reading

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The Berkeley Python Boot Camp Fall 2013

One of the best ways to learn a programming language is to take an intensive class for a few days and immerse yourself in it: as one example, you may be familiar with the Sci Coder classes. UC Berkeley has … Continue reading

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Data Visualization from Data to Discovery: A One Day Symposium

On May 23, 2o13, Caltech, JPL and the Art Center College of Design held a one-day symposium on Data Visualization from Data to Discovery, and the talks  have recently been posted on YouTube. The thrust of this multidisciplinary conference was … Continue reading

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Using R For Statistical Analysis – Two Useful Videos

Many people use R, an extensible, community-maintained language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a powerful system, but one of the complaints I have heard is that getting started can be a little difficult. So this week, … Continue reading

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Knowledge Discovery from Mining Big Data – Presentation by Kirk Borne

My friend and colleague Kirk Borne, of George Mason University, is a specialist in the modern field of data mining and astroinformatics.  I was delighted to learn that he was giving a talk on an introduction to this topic as … Continue reading

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