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Troubling instances of the mosaic effect — in which different anonymized datasets are combined to reveal unintended details — include the tracking of celebrity cab trips and the identification of Netflix user profiles. Also concerning is the tremendous influence wielded by corporations and their massive data stores, most notoriously embodied by Facebook’s secret psychological experiments.
A DC2 regular with Corey Hart’s 1980’s hair asked the age old question: “do these ROCs look right?”
This question has everything: Convex confusion, ROCs, no error bars, anti-kaggle, assistant professor of marketing Bill Rand, and a meetup industry vs. academia proxilike debate.
'SciPy' has a few different meanings. It is a particular Python package, which brings together fast, efficient implementations of many key functions and algorithms for scientific computation. It's also the label for the broader scientific Python stack, the set of libraries and tools that make Python an increasingly popular language for science and research.
DOT staff want their data to be used and reused, and not just specifically for legislated funding apportionment. DOT encourages use of data by a variety of means including "hackathons" to promote interest among analytically oriented innovators and entrepreneurs.