Can you do third-grade math? [part 1]

Tue 11 August 2015 by Jeff Fischer

From time to time, my son will ask for help when he gets stuck on a math homework problem. Usually, it is pretty straightforward, and I can clear up any conceptual difficulties right away. Occasionally, I'm left wondering what they really expect from elementary school kids.

Last spring, my son …

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What is "unstructured data"?

Mon 20 July 2015 by Jeff Fischer

These days, you can find many references to unstructured data in the marketing sections of analytics vendor websites. So what does it really mean, anyway? Is the term useful or just a marketing buzzword?

Wikipedia defines unstructured data as “does not have a pre-defined data model or is not organized …

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