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Tomorrow: Webinar on Time-to-Event Models

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) We're thrilled to have John Wallace and Tess Nesbitt from DataSong join our Fall webinar series tomorrow, with a great presentation on time to event models. If you're trying to predict when an event will occur (for example, a consumer buying a product) or trying to infer why events occur (what were the factors that led to a component failing?),...

Tomorrow: Webinar on Time-to-Event Models

We're thrilled to have John Wallace and Tess Nesbitt from DataSong join our Fall webinar series tomorrow, with a great presentation on time to event models. If you're trying to predict when an event will occur (for example, a consumer buying a product) or trying to infer why events occur (what were the factors that led to a component failing?), time-to-event models are a useful framework. These models are closely related to survival...

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Samsung flip phone spied with unnecessary Snapdragon 800 CPU

You know what you need in your flip phone? You need Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a quad-core Snapdragon processor.  At least that’s what Samsung thinks. A newly discovered SM-W2014 has been spied online at China’s Tenaa website which features the aforementioned specs as well as a 13-megapixel rear camera. Toss in a front-facing 2-megapixel camera and 2GB RAM and you’ve got a pretty powerful experience, but in form factor that...

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Is Christmas a Good or Bad Time to Hire?

Depending on your industry and objectives, there are both pros and cons to hiring over the holidays. If you’re in retail or hospitality, then hiring for summer is a necessity, mostly for part-time and casual staff. For these businesses though, waiting to advertise, let alone hire, over Christmas is probably too late, with most recruitment drives taking place in October and November to cater for these busy periods. If you’re in the...

Hinting

I’ve spent so many years trying to explain that a “hint” to the Oracle optimizer is an order – if you know how to do it properly – that I finally decided to list the manual references that have made this point over the last 15 or so years. Here’s the list, which ends with a surprising change of flavour. (Emphasis in the body of the text is mine). From the 8.1.7 manual Using Hints As an application designer, you may know...