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Posts for June 2012

Datamining and Visualization with the Academic Dataset

One of the qualities Yelp looks for in engineers is a passion for making sense of “big data.”  But as a student or newbie in the field of data science, how are you supposed to demonstrate that passion? Enter the Yelp Academic Dataset, a snapshot of review, user, and business data from the communities around 30 universities.  Last semester, I had a chance to see some of the amazing things that UC Berkeley students could do with the dataset. Visualizing Data Unfortunately, the raw dataset is only exciting to those who can skim JSON serialized datastructures (OK, OK, I admit...

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