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Bud Gibson
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It can really pay to go back and review the basics.
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This is an amazing dataum.
This might crazy (to me it did), but only 40% of the global web traffic comes from humans. 31% come from "good bots", and the rest come from malicious bots.
Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic
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My question for the new Godzilla movie: Can anything possibly top the Kraken? Anything other creature pales in comparison. Plus, it's all getting just a little overdone.
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As I continue to pursue this MOOC, one of the clear issues is context for exploratory analysis. You have to be in touch with the domain to know what matters and what doesn't. All analytical models build on that foundation.
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I don't care what people say about the cloud, the two barriers to analytical accessibility are:
1. Can I run it on my laptop?
2. Can I run it in my browser?
The minute setup transgresses those boundaries, you've lost 99% of your potential audience.
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Note to self: never perform serous data analysis on a laptop class machine.
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I used to believe in the sort of notion of using the best tool for the job. More and more, I'm starting to believe in "adapt your tool" to do the job. Sometimes, of course, the tool just won't adapt. The problem is always one of getting bogged down in complexity en route to the answer.
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I have had great success with the R community on Google+. I've now joined the Google+ developers community.
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So, my latest project is to develop a Google+ auto grader in R. This should be fun. I think the advantage something like R has over say Python is that R is purpose built for analysis. That said, Python has an overall richer ecosystem, so R's advantage is slight but still real.
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I'm testing out the time lag on the Google+ API.
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I am a business professor who specializes in technology and online marketing. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I use this google+ page to make off-hand remarks about technology and the state of the world. I also indulge my photography passion here.

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The search marketing program at Eastern Michigan. Numerous grants and papers on computational business decision making.
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