Exploring the World of Data Science

Data science can be a vast subject and one cannot cover it in a single go. But then let’s try to understand it in a very simple and easy way.

Every corner of today’s world is brimming with data in its raw form. When you are shopping, taking a medical test, watching a movie or show, using the internet or taking an examination. Everything is giving birth to loads and loads of data. But why is this data so important?

Science is when one tries to understand anything using scientific tools. And data is a set of qualitative and quantitative variables regarding any subject. So comprising both these definitions one can say that; data science is a field where data is used as a raw material and then processed using scientific tools to extract an end result. This end result helps in increasing business value and customer satisfaction.

PRESENT DAY RELEVANCE OF DATA SCIENCE

You see its products every day in your day-to-day life. Products which are the result of combing huge amounts of unstructured data and using it to find solutions to business and customer related issues. Some of them are:

  • Digital advertisements: at the same time two different people can see different ads on their computer screens. The reason is data science, which recognizes one’s preferences and shows ads relevant to them.
  • Image and voice recognition: whether the automatic tagging option of Facebook or Alexa, Siri etc. recognizing your voice and doing exactly what you told them to do, again it’s data science.
  • Recommender systems: when you go shopping on an online website or search for a show on any entertainment app, you get suggestions. These suggestions are created using data science by tracking ones past activities and likings.
  • Fraud detection: many financial institutes use it to know track clients financial and credit position, to know in time whether to lend them or not. This reduces credit risk and bad loans.
  • Search engines: these search engines deal with the massive amount of data, and to search the thing that you asked for in a second can be impossible if only the algorithms were not there to help in this mammoth task.

ACTIVITIES COMPRISING DATA SCIENCE

It is a big subject, it comprises of several different stages and steps before one can reach the final conclusion. They are:

  • Obtaining data from several sources.
  • Storing data categorically
  • Cleaning the data for inconsistencies.
  • Exploring the data and find trends and patterns in them.
  • Machine learning that is modeling the found patterns into algorithms.
  • And then lastly interpreting the algorithms and communicate it.

TOOLS USED IN DATA SCIENCE:

There are several techniques used, and all these techniques have to be learned by a data science aspirant.

  • SQL or NoSQL for database management
  • Hadoop, Apache Flink, and Spark for storage.
  • Python, R, SAS, Hadoop, Flink, and Spark for data wrangling, scripting and processing.
  • Python libraries, R libraries, statistics, experimental designing for exploring and searching the data to find needed inferences.
  • Machine learning, multivariate
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The Advantages of an Online Masters Degree in Education

Many people find their jobs are just too stressful. Others find that during their daily work routines they just do not contribute enough to society and the lives of others to feel like they are making a difference in the world. But, responsibilities to keep working and providing for the family prevent any change in career. What if you could get a masters degree to make a difference in the lives of others in one of the least stressful of all job fields? The truth is, if you want to pursue an masters degree in education you can do so from the convenience of your home in your spare time. When you are finished you can begin a teaching career where you can make a positive impact in the lives of students without having the day to day stresses of bosses looking over your shoulder daily to see if you're contributing enough to profits.

The Convenience of an Online Masters Degree

If this is the first time you've seriously considered the option of getting an online masters degree in education, you may be surprised that such a simple option is available. The main thing you need to do is make sure you enroll in an online educational institution that is accredited. You can do a search on the Internet for reviews of such programs and for accreditation credentials. The other thing you'll want to consider is what age of students you wish to teach, as these degrees can vary by the target educational level to be taught.

You may also be surprised to learn that you can save a lot of money getting an academic degree online rather than attending a traditional educational institution. So not only are you making more money by keeping your job while you study, but you end up paying less money as well.

Education is one part of society where jobs grow whenever the population grows. So even if you do not have any experience in education, it is not particularly difficult to break into the field of education with the appropriate degree. So basically, all you have to do is keep living life as usual, except studying in your spare time, and before you know it you'll be a teacher.

An online masters program works almost exactly like an offline program. The chief difference is that instead of getting paperwork in person or lectures in person, you receive them over the Internet in electronic format. Once you have been accepted into the school you can register for courses. Once you've registered for courses, you will be receiving each course syllabus by email. This will explain what assignments you are expected to complete and when you will take your tests. Most online masters degree programs have time deadlines just like offline programs, but there are some that allow you to work at your own pace. You will want to check this out before you register for school. …

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The Science Behind Fire

Fire, which can transform from an atmosphere- enhancing candle to a devastating blaze in seconds, is at its most basic level a series of chemical reactions. Understanding the way that the element of fire is created can inspire respect for the ways in which this element can be used for good – cooking, ambiance – or for destruction, in the case of neglected flames that get out of control.

What is fire, really?

Fire is a chemical process. Chemical processes either absorb energy or release it as molecules rearrange themselves. The chemical process present in fire is called oxidation, which which oxygen atoms combine with hydrogen and carbon to form water and carbon dioxide.

Fire arises when oxygen in the atmosphere reacts with a type of fuel, such as wood or gasoline. To complete the combustion response, you must use heat to fuel the ignition temperature. How does this occur?

Fuel gets hot: Be it a match, focused light, friction, or lightning, a force outside of the fuel itself must heat up the wood, paper, or fabric until it reaches a state of decomposition.

Fuel decomposes: Once the fuel reaches approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius), it begins to decompose. Some of the decomposed material releases in the form of volatile gases, known as smoke, which is composed of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. These gases release into the air as smoke.

Char develops: The reminder of the material turns to char. Char is almost pure carbon and ash, which includes the unburnable minerals in wood (calcium, potassium, etc.). When you purchase charcoal, you are essentially buying char, or wood that has been heated to remove most of the volatile gases, leaving the carbon behind. Charcoal fires produce no smoke because those volatile gases have already absorbed into the air.

How does combustion work?

Fire lights when a combustion reaction takes place. Combustion occurs when fuel reacts with an oxidizing agent , releasing energy in the form of heat or light. In the case of fire, the fuel is usually wood, gasoline, or coal, combined with oxygen.

At best, fire creates warmth and light. At worst, it can demolish your home. By understanding the way in which fire is created, you can more accurately grasp how this powerful chemical reaction can be used and contained in your daily life, and the safety precautions necessary to make sure it never causes a home fire. …

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Distance Learning – Post Graduate Online Education Degrees

According to the Survey of Earned Doctorates, as of 2004 there was a 3.4 percent increase in doctorates awarded in the United States. In June, 2004, a total of 41,155 research doctorate lessons were earned by postgraduate students. The recent increase in doctorates degrees awarded after a decade of decline can be partially attributed to the convenience of distance learning postgraduate online education degrees.

Postgraduate degree programs offer students an opportunity to explore a subject to attain the highest levels of proficiency in that area of ​​study. Courses can be based upon a curriculum or independent study and research. A recent study released by both Penn State University Outreach Marketing and Communications and University Continuing Education Association revealed that distance learning is anticipated to grow ten times faster than on-campus education over the next ten years. Further, about 45 percent of college enrollment are adult students who frequently prefer distance learning opportunities to classes on campus. Sun Chairman Scott McNealy states, "Technology has to play a huge role in education. (It's) changed commerce … publishing … banking.

Distance learning postgraduate online education degrees afford busy students the opportunity to earn doctor degrees at their convenience, without having travel to and attend traditional classes. By the time students intend to pursue distance learning postgraduate online education degrees, they are usually computer literate, self-motivated and able to manage their time properly. These are all essential elements to success in virtual classrooms. The two basic types of postgraduate degrees students may earn are professional doctors or research doctors.

Professional doctorates. The United States requires permanent professional doctor degrees to perform in certain fields, such as dentistry, medicine, law, chiropractics, occupational therapy and psychology. Prior to entering these professional doctor programs, students are required to complete a bachelors degree, preferably in a related field. Professional doctor degrees, such as JD and MD, usually do not require students to complete a thesis, although some do require an original research paper to be submitted. Doctor degrees usually take three years to complete after postsecondary education, although distance learning postgraduate online education degrees may be earned more quickly. Because online education courses are often geared for the busy adult learner, students can progress at their own pace.

Research doctorates. The research doctor that is most commonly earned is a Ph.D. The time is complete to complete research doctor degree programs can vary quite a bit, depending on course pursued. It is common for students to take two to three years to complete coursework and three or more years to conduct pertinent research. The benefit of a Ph.D. is that a holder is qualified to pursue an academic career as an expert in their field. Distance learning research doctorate degrees are conveniently pursued online and can be easily worked around professional schedules.

Honorary doctors. These degrees may be awarded for substantive contributions to a field and are not necessarily academic.

Financial Aid. Federal financial aid and loan programs may be applied to distance learning postgraduate online education degrees. …

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From University To Happy EFT Coach in a Few Decades

Are you graduating in 2014 or sometime soon thereafter? Or maybe you know a youngster who could do with some practical advice? Perhaps you are even 22 at heart and starting all over again? If your answer is Yes to any of the above, then this article is for you.

Let me think back. Oh, if only … If I Were back in my 20s … With what I know now!

What do I know now that I wish I had known then? Well, the biggest insight that age and experience has given me is that when life gives you chances, grab them with both hands. For me personally, I had the chance to do an Honors degree in four years that had a one-year element of working in industry. Oh, how I wish I had taken that great offer up. Instead, I was in a 3-year Honors degree that to me was pure and in my opinion better. But people who had taken the four-year option had jobs waiting for them at the end, ease of getting into their Masters and PhDs, but I moved to a different part of London, which I thought was the better part, and moved to a university that had the faster course, and basically ended up in horrid accommodation which contributed to me becoming seriously ill for 25 years. So when I left University, my options were limited to work that I could fit around being ill. Only, I still was cocky and let go of many opportunities that could have been excellent to wait for the right one. But on the other hand, I soon accepted offers that were below my capabilities, and once you get stuck in that rut, you get labeled by the recruitment companies for that kind of job, and they end up playing safe by only putting you forward for the lesser jobs, because they are your experience.

You see, after graduation, I wanted to be a salesperson on the road. That was the second prize for not being able to be a scientist full-time due to illness. But, the recruitment agencies put me in an office-based telemarketing job after I had gone for an office-based sales job and messed it up. It took me a long time of doing the job the recruitment agents trapped me in before finally taking things into my own hands and calling one company after another until finally getting myself a job as a salesperson out on the road. Sometimes, that job changed into a mainly office-type job, but by then, I had plenty of experience, and I applied directly to companies for work in marketing with good pay. But the independence of being out on the road never left my blood, and I hankered for making it on my own somehow.

Somewhere along the line, I was introduced to holistic and alternative health to help me with my own health challenges. As I started to get better, I was introduced to …

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College Football Week # 13: Ohio Revisited

For the first time this season, I'm returning to a well that ran dry.

Back in Week 10, I took Frank Solich's Ohio University Bobcats, giving 6.5 points to Eastern Michigan. Alas, Ohio won 16-10. And I said: argh.

But I still love the story over in Athens. The Bobcats just clinched the MAC East, and will play Central Michigan for the overall MAC title next week. Just winning their division gave Ohio their first football title of any kind since 1968. All those people who thought the University of Nebraska were morons for dropping Solich after some pretty successful years can feel smart; In just his second season at the Bobcats' helm, Solich has led this program to heights not even Jim Grobe (currently winning raves as Wake Forest's head man) reached here in the late 1990s.

All that's left for the Bobcats before the title game is some unfinished business with their archrivals, Miami of Ohio.

This has not been much of a rivalry of late. The RedHawks have won six straight over the Bobcats, and 11 out of 12. But this season, the tables have turned. Miami (OH), a perennial MAC powerhouse over the past decade and the former home of Ben Roethlisberger, has suffered a bevy of injuries, and will post its first losing season since 1994: they're 2-9 overall, and 2-5 in the MAC. Meanwhile, Ohio is 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the conference, their first winning season since 2000. The Bobcats are a superior team, but the question is: with nothing but pride to play for, will Ohio rest its best players just six days away from the MAC title game?

Solich says no. He and the Bobcats want to win this game badly. Star running back Kelvin McRae has a six-game streak of 100+ yards rushing, and he wants it to continue. Ohio also has a four-game streak of preventing 10 points or fewer to opponents, and a six-game winning streak overall. And most importantly, there's the fact that this is a game against Miami, a school that's absolutely waxed the Bobcats over and over the past decade. Check out the last five scores: 38-7 (2005), 40-20 (2004), 49-31 (2003), 38-20 (2002), 36-24 (2001). If this really is going to be a dream season in Athens, Ohio University has to beat Miami of Ohio, and beat them soundly.

Even better, Ohio's strength, running the ball, matches up perfectly with Miami's greatest fatigue. The Bobcats average 148 yards rushing per game; the RedHawks allow 162 a game. What Miami has done best is stop the pass, but you will not see Ohio try and throw more than, say, 15 or 20 times all game. And while Miami is an extremely pass-happy offense (35 attempts per game), the Bobcats have allowed just 160 passing yards per game, second-best in the MAC and 12th-best in the nation. Solich's team dominates time of possession with its running game, rarely throws to the wide receivers, lets the quarterback …

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Starting Up a College in Kenya

STEP 1: The initial step is to go to Sheria House (registrars) and acquire a name search for the college.

STEP 2: From Sheria House, the company will acquire certain documents that are intended to be taken to TELEPOSTA GPO building where the company will receive a requirement list, a letter of no objection and a letter of acceptance / a waiting letter. The requirement list basically contains all the documents that the company interested should have prior to acceptance. The letter of acceptance should then be taken to the educational examination body that the company desires example, KASNEB, KNEC, CITY AND GUILDS. This is necessary so as to acquire the necessary curriculum. Further information and clarification will be found in this document.

STEP 3: from Sheria House the applicant will then be directed back to TELEPOSTA, where the registration process and necessary information will be provided.

POINTS TO NOTE

Before registration at TELEPOSTA the institution should have the promise ready.

The institution should also have a curriculum

The institution should have the legal documents; the acts; (Legal Act, Labor Acts, Education Act) these can be acquired from the government printers or from an already established institution

The college lecturers as well should have a higher degree than what they are meant to teach in the college, example a diploma lecturer should have a degree, and a certificate lecturer should have a diploma.

Lastly the institution should acquire a handbook that is provided at the ministry of education, science and technology website.

In terms of the timeline, pre registration of the college will solely depend on the applicant and their urgency, however once submission is done, the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY will take 60-70 days to make the final decisions before giving the go ahead .

GUIDELINES IN CURRICULUM ACQUISITION

The Ministry of education recognizes, the following curriculum bodies in kenya, KASNEB, KNEC, CITY AND GUILDS, ICM, ABEUK, NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA).

FOR KASNEB: The institution has to acquire application forms from the KASNEB website. Once application is done KASNEB will send out individuals to assess the institution. From that assessment KASNEB advices the applicant the necessary steps forward.

FOR KNEC; once the registration documents are filled the institution will have to go to the KNEC offices, where they will receive the center number for their institution.

NITA: The NITA curriculum is available for any institution even before registration. It can be acquired for a fee of Ksh.500 per curriculum depending on the needs of the institution at the NITA offices in Commercial Street, Industrial area. Nairobi.

CITY AND GUILDS;

City and Guilds being an international curriculum body their requirements are more than that of the local bodies; which are:

1. Organizational chart with names and titles of those involved with the delivery of the course / program.
2. CV's for all current teaching staff involved with the delivery of the course / program.
3. Copy of appeal procedures document
4. Equal opportunities statement, this is for …

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Career Downshifting

There are many who say that downshifting is something someone does in their 50's when they can afford to take out their good early pension and play around in other things.

I'm sure there are people to what this applications but not all.
My pension is one third per annual of what my rent, council tax, electricity, phone and water bills come to! Then comes the road tax. MOT, Insurance for the van and public liability etc .. This is before eating as well!

Downshifting is also, too often, associated only with people packing up the city and buying a smallholding to 'play farming'. Well, I've heard of various instances; the Stockbroker who bought a Model Railway Shop, the BT Manager who's now a Weaver and the successful up-market Car Salesman who now runs a village store. Every one has their own 'Good Life'.
We can not escape the fact that the most important thing to consider before making any move is financial. It's probably this which makes it more possible to downshift if you've accrued a good private pension over some years.

It's a combination of 'what do I want' and 'what have I got'.
Certainly, I would never advise anyone simply giving it all up one day without a period of planning and thinking.
Let's go into some of the subject matters;

Why?

Some people thrive on the stress and strains of the 'fast lane' and those types are important because without them we'd all be Basket Weavers!
But for some, it's going with the flow when deep down we have an itch to really do something we want to do. We have a dream and this dream becomes stronger until such time as the existing job just becomes routine, affects our health and often the family life as well.

This is when the urge kicks in, sitting on a train which is 30 minutes late after a 12 hour day in the office where you've achieved nothing or you have achieved something and got no thanks for it.
You want the right of life to lead your own destiny – life is not a practice run.

At the end of the day, only you know 'why'.

Family and Friends

It's no good doing it if the family can not come along as well and you have the full backing of them, especially your partner. With them on board, you're more than half way there because they will enjoy your enthusiasm, share your ups, share your downs and it'll be for you all and not just for you.

If you're in a really well paid job and and your socializing reflects this, you'll soon find who your real friends are! I've lost a few but I've gained so many. Most will think you've thrown a wobbly 'but – so what !!!

Planning

If you're in work and pretty safe, you've got loads of time to plan. This is where the frugality comes in. You can start living the …

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Chief Universities and Educational Institutions Suggesting Interior Design

The university provides a very exhaustive 5-calendar year Bachelor of Science program which will offer its students learning everything relating to the field if Interior Design. Due to the recommended courses a future designer will be able to understand different perspectives of interior style and what is the most important-a student will be able to master all of these aspects in order to become a really wonderful internal designer. Further you will be presented the examples of the best universities and educational institutions offering interior design where each person gets a nice opportunity to develop his or her talent and skills.

The major goal of the Interior Design University is to suggest each and every student willing to study interior design a great possibility to apply to any field of Interior Design. Before entering it you receive all the needed information concerning studying with true details. You are offered several best universities and educational institutions in design. You are welcome to make a comparative analysis of them and choose an institution that would suit you best.

The first one is the College of Cincinnati which proudly carries the title of best interior design university. It suggests a Bachelors degree system in Interior Design. The University of Cincinnati offers students a harmony of educational excellence and real-world experience. Annually, as research demonstrates that university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni all over the world. It should be stated that despite there are many other different outstanding universities all over The United States of America, The University of Cincinnati is really a new stage in one's career because it sends interior design college students to universities from all more than the nation. Therefore, the students get an opportunity to variegate their academic experiences and to encourage their intellect for development via modifying university software programs. It is an important fact that The University of Cincinnati suggests sufficient comprehensive system right from the beginning up to the very end. Beside, the finest instructors in the area of ​​Design come from different parts of the world to present their expertise at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.

The American Intercontinental College in London takes rightfully the first place in the total UK as an institution having the greatest Design plan. If you're searching a college in London where you can balance your vivid life and numerous responsibilities with your desire to pursue a career-focused degree, you have come to the right place. Here college students have the choice of completing an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's Degree software in the field of Interior Design. It is better to know that the coursework is very difficult for all the career plans, but this certainly makes it one individual of the greatest software programs out there. Pursuing your degree at The American Intercontinental College in London can help you learn about and understand different cultures and societies. Beside, it is also a perfect institution to develop your point of view upon the world …

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College Scholarships and Free Money to Pay Your Tuition, Room and Board, and Books!

Why should you have to pay for your education when so many states have a wonderful lottery system that pays for their residents education at a state school? Well, if you are considering a private college, then getting college scholarships and free money for school is going to be important. Also, if you live in a state that does not offer a free education, then you will need free money as well.

One source of free money is the pell grant, which the government awards to those that do not have the money to pay for college on their own. This is something you should apply for through your financial aid office and they may or may not award it to you, but it never hurts to try. This is money you never have to pay back to take advantage of it if you can.

Another source is through offline college scholarships and online scholarships. You can find many scholarships by asking your guidance counselor or talking to different people at the college you plan to attend. You can also find many of the college scholarships and free sources of money for school right online. This is a great place to search for money for school.

You should make sure you apply for each and every scholarship that you even come close to qualifying for. If it is free to submit an application, then do so and you could be rewarded with a scholarship that had a chance to get. This can keep you from having to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in student loans once you graduate and start working. …

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