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    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Haha agree
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    If you think of it as just statistics then ML gets significantly less complicated conceptually
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Have been using stratified sampling and segmentEd logitoc
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    BTW is it just the three of us tonight?
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Segmented logistic in case of such rare data
    Looks like only 3 of us
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    There are always lurkers and people who swing in later to review what was discussed
    and mostly I just have the room as a service to the forum in case somebody has something specific they are stuck on or want to discuss
    there have been times when I wasn't familiar with a specific topic but I was able to help out via IM
    lots of people hit me up on private messaging for stuff
    so I figured this would actually save me some of my personal time if I just consolidated it to an hour every week
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    That's tough to balance...
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    Have either of you ever dealt with longitude values before? I always wondered how to treat those
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    lots of students asking for ideas for Dr. thesus ideas
    lat long as in map?
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    Yeah Keith that makes sense
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Yes saw few of them
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    I like the group
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Me too
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    Yeah lat/long... like it's not continuous, right?
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Have used states
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    So do you convert it to a distance from a point?
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Or classify in timezones?
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    if You have lat/long data there are a million services to do mapping services
    we used one at NRG
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    Thanks Keith
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    you give them a lat/long and they give you an address
    or vice vs
    most BI software has built in lat/long graphing technology now
    tableau is great with it.
    made many heat maps with it.
    Where are our customers?
    kind of stuff
    where are our sales staff effective analysis
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    I'm such an industry newb... been in schol this whole time, so all I know is R and Java and school projects
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Yep used for it too in table author
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    I cant wait to get into all the better tools soon!
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Tableau
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    I'll be working with Azure starting next month at Macy's
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    Azure is getting popular
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    Any familiarity with that?
    Yogesh Narayan Singh
    @yogids
    Nopes not mine...
    But it is getting picked up well to work with number of third parties integration
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    Nope, but it's just another huge VMware farm like amazon
    completely abstracting the OS level
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    What are your education backgrounds? People of all types get into data science it seems.
    Keith Aumiller
    @keithaumiller
    automating Sys admins out of a job. ;)
    BS in Psych, MBA, started as a programmer almost strait out of college
    skklogw7
    @skklogw7
    Yeah. I'll let you know how Azure is once I get the hang of it!