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Free eBook on Big Data and Data Science

The fine folks behind the Big Data Journal have just published a new e-book Big Data: Harnessing the Power of Big Data Through Education and Data-Driven Decision Making. (Note: Adobe Flash is required to view the e-book.) In the eBook, you'll find the following technical papers on the topics of Big Data, Data Science, and R: Data Science and its Relationship to Big Data and Data-Driven Decision Making, by Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett.  Predictive Modeling With Big Data: Is Bigger Really Better?, by Enric Junqué de Fortuny, David Martens, and Foster Provost.  Educating the Next Generation of Data Scientists, a roundtable discussion including Edd Dumbill, Elizabeth D. Liddy, Jeffrey Stanton, Kate Mueller, and Shelly Farnham Delivering Value from Big Data with Revolution R Enterprise and Hadoop, by Thomas Dinsmore and Bill Jacobs. There's also a video introduction to the papers from yours truly. View the e-book — sponsored by Revolution Analytics — here: Big Data: Harnessing the Power of Big Data Through Education and Data-Driven Decision Making

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid