Our data scientists at PlaceIQ analyzed hundreds of thousands of mobile devices to understand the habits of baseball fans, throughout last season. It’s fascinating, though I’m still recovering from the fact that Giants fans are among the most dedicated stadium-goers (but yesterday’s blowout eases the pain). (Via PlaceIQ)
“ Big data is still supported by old methods of inquiry and discovery. Hypothesis formulation requires creativity and domain familiarity. No shortcut here.”
“ This just goes to show that if you want to succeed in this world you don’t have to be much cleverer than other people, you just have to be one day earlier than most people. This is all that it takes.”
Manhattan Project scientist Leo Szilard, who fled Germany at the initial hint of Nazi violence and encouraged Einstein to write the letter to Roosevelt which would launch the beginning of nuclear fission research.
(Via Restricted Data)