Category: bigdata

Data Types Used in R

The workhorse data types of R are the vector and the data frame. Recall that (almost) everything in R is an object and a vector. Numbers and strings are 1 element vectors (that is length(n) == length(s) is true). Vectors can be numeric (c(1,2,3)) or character (c(“WoW”, “Good”, “Bad”)) or mixed (c(1, “two”, 3)). Mixed […]

Three new roles of the new Data Ecosystem

The new data ecosystem driven by the arrival of big data will require 3 archetypical roles to provide services. Here are some professions that represent illustrative examples of each of the 3 main categories. Deep Analytical Talent • Technically savvy, with strong analytical skills • Combination of skills to handle raw data, unstructured data and […]