Course Reviews: Fundamentals of Bayesian Data Analysis in R

This is a review of Rasmus Baath's Fundamentals of Bayesian Data Analysis in R DataCamp course. I really enjoyed this course. Rasmus takes us through an intuitive understanding of Bayesian data analysis without introducing Bayes's Theorem until the 4th chapter. The best part is, that's not even a criticism: by the time he introduces the…

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The PolyBase Papers

This week's PolyBase Revealed post is all about a couple of academic papers that Microsoft Research published a few years back. In their first paper, entitled Split Query Processing in Polybase (note the pre-marketing capitalization), David DeWitt, et al, take us through some of the challenges and competitive landscape around PolyBase during 2013. One of…

OneNote And Onetastic

I am just a little bit late with this, but I wanted to talk about some things I picked up at a talk Ricardo Wilkins (t) gave at DogFoodCon last year on OneNote. I use OneNote a lot to keep track of what I'm doing, what I'm supposed to do, and generally what I need…

Course Reviews: Writing Functions in R

This is a review of Hadley and Charlotte Wickham's DataCamp course entitled Writing Functions in R. Wickham and Wickham (borther and sister) do a great job of introducing some of the concepts of functional programming in R. The first chapter is a refresher on some of the basic program structures in R. From there, they…