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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tel...
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p><strong>Be prepared for next semester and get set for back to school!</strong></p><p><strong>Foreword by Steven Pinker</strong></p><p><strong>Blending the informed analysis of <em>The Signal and the Noise</em> with the instructive iconoclasm of <em>Think Like a Freak</em>, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world鈥攑rovided we ask the right questions.</strong></p><p>By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information鈥攗nprecedented in history鈥攃an tell us a great deal about who we are鈥攖he fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. </p><p><em>Everybody Lies</em> offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn鈥檛 vote for Barack Obama because he鈥檚 black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who鈥檚 more self-conscious about sex, men or women? </p><p>Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential鈥攔evealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we鈥檙e afraid to ask that might be essential to our health鈥攂oth emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. <em>Everybody Lies</em> challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.</p>
Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Relia...
by Martin Kleppmann

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English

Pages

616

Publication Date

March 16, 2017

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<p>Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?</p><p>In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.</p><ul><li>Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively</li><li>Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools</li><li>Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity</li><li>Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built</li><li>Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures</li></ul>
The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book
by Andriy Burkov

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English

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Publication Date

January 12, 2019

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<b>WARNING: will not work on e-ink Kindle devices!</b><br /><br /><b>Peter Norvig</b>, Research Director at Google, co-author of <b>AIMA</b>, the most popular AI textbook in the world: <i>"Burkov has undertaken a very useful but impossibly hard task in reducing all of machine learning to 100 pages. He succeeds well in choosing the topics 鈥?both theory and practice 鈥?that will be useful to practitioners, and for the reader who understands that this is the first 100 (or actually 150) pages you will read, not the last, provides a solid introduction to the field."</i><br /><br /><b>Aur茅lien G茅ron</b>, Senior AI Engineer, author of the bestseller <b>Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow</b>: <i>"The breadth of topics the book covers is amazing for just 100 pages (plus few bonus pages!). Burkov doesn't hesitate to go into the math equations: that's one thing that short books usually drop. I really liked how the author explains the core concepts in just a few words. The book can be very useful for newcomers in the field, as well as for old-timers who can gain from such a broad view of the field."</i><br /><br /><b>Karolis Urbonas</b>, Head of Data Science at <b>Amazon</b>: <i>"A great introduction to machine learning from a world-class practitioner."</i> <br /><br /><b>Chao Han</b>, VP, Head of R&D at <b>Lucidworks</b>: <i>"I wish such a book existed when I was a statistics graduate student trying to learn about machine learning."</i><br /><br /><b>Sujeet Varakhedi</b>, Head of Engineering at <b>eBay</b>: <i>"Andriy's book does a fantastic job of cutting the noise and hitting the tracks and full speed from the first page.''</i><br /><br /><b>Deepak Agarwal</b>, VP of Artificial Intelligence at <b>LinkedIn</b>: <i>"A wonderful book for engineers who want to incorporate ML in their day-to-day work without necessarily spending an enormous amount of time.''</i><br /><br /><b>Vincent Pollet</b>, Head of Research at <b>Nuance</b>: <i>"The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book is an excellent read to get started with Machine Learning.''</i><br /><br /><b>Gareth James</b>, Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, co-author of the bestseller <b>An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R</b>: <i>"This is a compact 鈥渉ow to do data science鈥?manual and I predict it will become a go-to resource for academics and practitioners alike. At 100 pages (or a little more), the book is short enough to read in a single sitting. Yet, despite its length, it covers all the major machine learning approaches, ranging from classical linear and logistic regression, through to modern support vector machines, deep learning, boosting, and random forests. There is also no shortage of details on the various approaches and the interested reader can gain further information on any particular method via the innovative companion book wiki. The book does not assume any high level mathematical or statistical training or even programming experience, so should be accessible to almost anyone willing to invest the time to learn about these methods. It should certainly be required reading for anyone starting a PhD program in this area and will serve as a useful reference as they progress further. Finally, the book illustrates some of the algorithms using Python code, one of the most popular coding languages for machine learning. I would highly recommend 鈥淭he Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book鈥?for both the beginner looking to learn more about machine learning and the experienced practitioner seeking to extend their knowledge base."</i><br /><br /><b>Everything you really need to know in Machine Learning in a hundred pages.</b><br /><br />This is the first of its kind <i>"read first, buy later"</i> book. You can find the book online, read it, and then come back to pay for it if you liked the book or found it useful for your work, business or studies.
High Availability for the LAMP Stack: Eliminate Single Points of ...
by Jason Cannon

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English

Pages

77

Publication Date

December 16, 2014

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<h2>How to Setup a Highly Available LAMP Stack Even If You've Never Done It before, Don't Know Where to Start, or Don't Want to Spend Weeks Researching How to Do It.</h2><br />This step-by-step guide teaches you everything you need to know in order to eliminate single points of failure for your Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP based web applications.<br /><br />Do you wish you could ensure your web site was up all the time and finally enjoy a peaceful night's sleep?<br /><br />Do you want to be able to scale without downtime and handle unexpected surges of traffic?<br /><br />Do you want a solution that just works without spending weeks testing various combinations of technologies and software?<br /><br />Do you want someone to lay it all out for you and walk you through an entire deployment?<br /><br />If so, you're in the right place...<br /><br /><h3>I understand, because I've been there.</h3><br />I know what it's like to be woken up in the middle of the night when a web server goes down. I don't know about you, but I'm fairly grumpy at 2:47 A.M. when something is broke and I'm the one that has to fix it.<br /><br />That's why I strive to eliminate single points of failure and ensure service availability. I would much rather plan for failure ahead of time than have to react to it. If you have a robust design that's easy to support you can repair any failures at your convenience instead of trying to cobble together a makeshift solution in the middle of the night.<br /><br />I've spent countless hours designing, testing, and implementing high availability solutions for a wide range of Linux based services during my career. I've put together a well designed, well tested solution for the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack that easily scales to support an increasing number of users all the while decreasing downtime. I've taken each possible single point of failure into account from the obvious ones to the less than obvious edge cases you'll need to cover in order to have a truly robust design.<br /><br /><h3>This architecture and design:</h3><br /><ul><br /><li>Works on physical servers. If you're running on bare metal, this design will work for you.</li><br /><li>Works in virtual environments such as VMWare, VirtualBox, Ovirt, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), KVM, and Xen.</li><br /><li>Works in the cloud -- You'll learn about the important nuances for running in the cloud. This design works whether you're using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Cloud, or another provider.</li><br /><li>Scales without downtime鈥? add more servers or resources without users even noticing.</li><br /><li>Works with custom written web sites and applications that run on the LAMP stack.</li><br /><li>Supports popular open source web applications such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, MediaWiki, phpBB, Redmine, SugarCRM, and more.</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><h3>This demonstrates everything step-by-step...</h3><br />This is not just a design, though. It's an entire book complete with lessons and demonstrations you can use on actual Linux servers. In the book I'll be performing the demonstrations on Ubuntu servers, but the concepts are the same no matter if you're using RedHat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or another distribution. The only real difference is the couple of commands you'll use to perform some of the software installations. The design and configurations remain the same.<br /><br /><h2>Apply what you learn to other situations</h2><br />Even though this course is targeted directly at the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), the concepts and techniques presented can be reused in a variety of other situations. If you ever need a floating IP, the ability to add more storage to servers without downtime, to balance loads across multiple servers, or deploy a highly available database cluster, you can put what you learn in this course to good use.<br /><br />The only thing between you and web site that stays up all the time is this book. Get started now by scrolling up to the top of the page and clicking on the "Buy now" button.
Database Internals: A Deep Dive into How Distributed Data Systems...
by Alex Petrov

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<p>When it comes to choosing, using, and maintaining a database, understanding its internals is essential. But with so many distributed databases and tools available today, it鈥檚 often difficult to understand what each one offers and how they differ. With this practical guide, Alex Petrov guides developers through the concepts behind modern database and storage engine internals.</p><p>Throughout the book, you鈥檒l explore relevant material gleaned from numerous books, papers, blog posts, and the source code of several open source databases. These resources are listed at the end of parts one and two. You鈥檒l discover that the most significant distinctions among many modern databases reside in subsystems that determine how storage is organized and how data is distributed.</p><p>This book examines:</p><ul><li><b>Storage engines:</b> Explore storage classification and taxonomy, and dive into B-Tree-based and immutable Log Structured storage engines, with differences and use-cases for each</li><li><b>Storage building blocks:</b> Learn how database files are organized to build efficient storage, using auxiliary data structures such as Page Cache, Buffer Pool and Write-Ahead Log</li><li><b>Distributed systems:</b> Learn step-by-step how nodes and processes connect and build complex communication patterns</li><li><b>Database clusters:</b> Which consistency models are commonly used by modern databases and how distributed storage systems achieve consistency</li></ul>
The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence for Microsoft ...
by , Alberto Ferrari

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English

Pages

768

Publication Date

July 02, 2019

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<p>Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft鈥檚 DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You鈥檒l learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX鈥檚 remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise 鈥渄eep dive鈥?is exactly what you need.</p> <p> <br /> </p> <p>Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Perform time-based calculations</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Use calculation groups and calculation items</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Optimize data models to achieve better compression</p> <p> </p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX聽</p>
Deep Learning Illustrated: A Visual, Interactive Guide to Artific...
by , Agla茅 Bassens

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

August 05, 2019

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"The authors鈥?clear visual style provides a comprehensive look at what鈥檚 currently possible with artificial neural networks as well as a glimpse of the magic that鈥檚 to come."<br />鈥?lt;i>Tim Urban, author of </i>Wait But Why <b>Fully Practical, Insightful Guide to Modern Deep Learning</b> <br /> <br />Deep learning is transforming software, facilitating powerful new artificial intelligence capabilities, and driving unprecedented algorithm performance. <i> <b>Deep Learning Illustrated</b> </i> is uniquely intuitive and offers a complete introduction to the discipline鈥檚 techniques. Packed with full-color figures and easy-to-follow code, it sweeps away the complexity of building deep learning models, making the subject approachable and fun to learn.<br /> <br />World-class instructor and practitioner Jon Krohn鈥搘ith visionary content from Grant Beyleveld and beautiful illustrations by Agla茅 Bassens鈥損resents straightforward analogies to explain what deep learning is, why it has become so popular, and how it relates to other machine learning approaches. Krohn has created a practical reference and tutorial for developers, data scientists, researchers, analysts, and students who want to start applying it. He illuminates theory with hands-on Python code in accompanying Jupyter notebooks. To help you progress quickly, he focuses on the versatile deep learning library Keras to nimbly construct efficient TensorFlow models; PyTorch, the leading alternative library, is also covered.<br /> <br />You鈥檒l gain a pragmatic understanding of all major deep learning approaches and their uses in applications ranging from machine vision and natural language processing to image generation and game-playing algorithms.<br /> <ul> <li>Discover what makes deep learning systems unique, and the implications for practitioners</li> <li>Explore new tools that make deep learning models easier to build, use, and improve</li> <li>Master essential theory: artificial neurons, training, optimization, convolutional nets, recurrent nets, generative adversarial networks (GANs), deep reinforcement learning, and more</li> <li>Walk through building interactive deep learning applications, and move forward with your own artificial intelligence projects</li> </ul> <i>Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.</i>
Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python
by Joel Grus

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English

Pages

408

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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<p>To really learn data science, you should not only master the tools鈥攄ata science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits鈥攂ut also understand the ideas and principles underlying them. Updated for Python 3.6, this second edition of Data Science from Scratch shows you how these tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch.</p><p>If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with the hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Packed with new material on deep learning, statistics, and natural language processing, this updated book shows you how to find the gems in today鈥檚 messy glut of data.</p><ul><li>Get a crash course in Python</li><li>Learn the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and probability鈥攁nd how and when they鈥檙e used in data science</li><li>Collect, explore, clean, munge, and manipulate data</li><li>Dive into the fundamentals of machine learning</li><li>Implement models such as k-nearest neighbors, Na茂ve Bayes, linear and logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, and clustering</li><li>Explore recommender systems, natural language processing, network analysis, MapReduce, and databases</li></ul>
Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Minin...
by , Tom Fawcett

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English

Pages

414

Publication Date

July 27, 2013

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<p>Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today.</p><p>Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over the past ten years, <i>Data Science for Business</i> provides examples of real-world business problems to illustrate these principles. You鈥檒l not only learn how to improve communication between business stakeholders and data scientists, but also how participate intelligently in your company鈥檚 data science projects. You鈥檒l also discover how to think data-analytically, and fully appreciate how data science methods can support business decision-making.</p><ul><li>Understand how data science fits in your organization鈥攁nd how you can use it for competitive advantage</li><li>Treat data as a business asset that requires careful investment if you鈥檙e to gain real value</li><li>Approach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate way</li><li>Learn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from data</li><li>Apply data science principles when interviewing data science job candidates</li></ul>
The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional M...
by , Margy Ross

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English

Pages

600

Publication Date

July 01, 2013

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<p><b>Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence!</b></p> <p>The first edition of Ralph Kimball's聽<i>The Data Warehouse Toolkit</i>聽introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more.</p> <ul> <li>Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence</li> <li>Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios</li> <li>Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more</li> <li>Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more</li> </ul> <p>Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with聽<i>The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition</i>.</p>

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