Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book recommendation

This is somewhat on-topic, but also kind of a distraction.  I've nearly finished this book and I highly recommend it.  We are seeing this term "Big Data" everywhere.  From the covers of the best academic journals to those of magazines in the airport bookstores, we're surrounded by this term.  This book provides a really good explanation of what this really means.  While the examples they use are for everyone, like how the Amazon recommendation engine works and how Google tracks the spread of the flu, I'm sure you'll find yourself thinking of ways to apply these concepts to our field.

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