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Entertaining Data Sets

I'm looking for a whimsical large data set. Something bizarrely specific, or just an area you'd never guess there was that much to measure. For example, the amount of materials used by the Teddy Bear industry or the shifting volume of animal feces at major zoos. I've been searching through the many big data set sites to no avail. The ideal set would contain around a million nodes and, if relational, a few hundred thousand connections. A factor of ten either way would be reasonable though.
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Jun 12, 2016 - 6 answers

I suck at whiteboard interviews. Can I suggest an alternate process?

I'm an experienced software engineer and manager. I have a number of successful projects under my belt and some really great companies on my resume. However, I'm really, really bad at the traditional whiteboard interview. I'm getting ready to start looking for a new job. Would it be worthwhile to request an alternative interview format? [more inside]
posted by panama joe on Mar 1, 2016 - 29 answers

What has big data done for us lately?

I'm curious to learn what major scientific (or other) advances have been made using data mining of extremely large datasets (a.k.a. "big data")? [more inside]
posted by stinker on Dec 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Help finding a credible certification prep site.

Looking for extra practice exams for the CCA-505 exam and finding a bunch of sites that make guarantees but don't look very credible. [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Oct 1, 2014 - 0 answers

Spurious correlations in big data

So, "big data" is all the rage among technologists and venture capitalists. Intuition suggests that as the amount of data analyzed increases, so too does the amount of spurious correlations. Have there been any good studies (academic or otherwise) that try to resolve this problem? Or feel free to tell me why my intuition is wrong. Thanks.
posted by dfriedman on Jun 1, 2014 - 11 answers

Are LinkedIn surveilling us?

I've long suspected that the professional networking site LinkedIn may be using information such as my mobile phone records to make recommendations for connections. But today they really freaked me out. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth on Jun 7, 2013 - 14 answers

I'm a data scientist! What does that mean?

Can you point me to the best resources to learn about these new-fangled things they call data science and big data? I just started a new job as a data scientist and need to get up to speed. [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on May 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Charting Seas of Data

What examples are out there on the web of interactive charts with thousands of data points that can be scrolled through smoothly with little interruption or skipping? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Apr 18, 2012 - 3 answers

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