Paying by Numbers—Should Data Scientists Receive Performance Based Compensation?
A recent article suggests that, in the “near future”, data analysts will be compensated based on performance. They will receive commission-based payments, rather like salesmen, rather that being paid purely for their time. This performance will presumably be determined by the impact that the data analyst has on the key goals of the organization, e.g. […]
How to Build a Predictive Model Using Azure Machine Learning
In this article, we’ll use Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning (ML) service to predict breast cancer diagnoses from test data. If you don’t have an Azure account, a free trial is available. Note that, at the time of writing, ML is in preview, so the details may change. However, the basic concepts should still apply. Obtaining […]
How to Build a Predictive Model using R
As the availability of high quality data continues to grow, the most successful organizations will be those that can draw value from it. This requires powerful analysis tools that can transform data into useful results. One such tool is R—a popular open-source language and environment for statistical analysis. In a recent survey, data scientists identified […]