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What is the difference between Hadoop and noSQL

I heard about many tools / frameworks for helping people to process their data (big data environment). One is called Hadoop and the other is the noSQL concept. What is the difference in point of ...
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Looking for Web scraping tool for unstructured data [closed]

I want to scrape some data from a website. I have used import.io but still not much satisfied.. can any of you suggest about it.. whats the best tool to get the unstructured data from web
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Book keeping of experiment runs and results

I am a hands on researcher and I like testing out viable solutions, so I tend to run a lot of experiments. For example, if I am calculating a similarity score between documents, I might want to try ...
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Summarize and visualize a CSV in Java/Scala?

I would like to summarize (as in R) the contents of a CSV (possibly after loading it, or storing it somewhere, that's not a problem). The summary should contain the quartiles, mean, median, min and ...
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Making Factual drake work on Windows 7 64-bit [closed]

I have installed Drake on Windows 7 64-bit. I am using JDK 1.7.0_51. I tried both using the pre-compiled jar file and compiling from the Clojure source using leiningen. The resulting Drake version ...
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Any clear winner for Data Science in Scala? [closed]

I have found a number of libraries and tools for data science in Scala, I would like to know about which one has more adoption and which one is gaining adoption at a faster pace and to what extent ...
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What's the difference between data products and intelligent systems?

Basically, both are software systems that are based on data and algorithms.
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Best languages for scientific computing [closed]

It seems as though most languages have some number of scientific computing libraries available. Python has Scipy Rust has <...
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Google prediction API: What training/prediction methods Google Prediction API employs?

The details of the Google Prediction API are on this page, but I am not able to find any details about the prediction algorithms running behind the API. So far I have gathered that they let you ...
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Opensource tools for help in mining stream of leader board scores

Consider a stream containing tuples (user, new_score) representing users' scores in an online game. The stream could have 100-1,000 new elements per second. The ...
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Which Big Data technology stack is most suitable for processing tweets, extracting/expanding URLs and pushing (only) new links into 3rd party system?

(Note: Pulled this question from the list of questions in Area51, but believe the question is self explanatory. That said, believe I get the general intent of the question, and as a result likely able ...
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Running an R script programmatically [closed]

I have an R script that generates a report based on the current contents of a database. This database is constantly in flux with records being added/deleted many times each day. How can I ask my ...

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