Big Data Science and other things Wolfram

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Yesterday, I decided to book myself on a conference that was not explicitly about education. Wolfram are working with data – BIG DATA – and big banks and other corporations to help them make sense of their copious amounts of data. People are drowning in the stuff. It was refreshing -inspiring and regenerating – not be at an education conference discussing the same old topics, but instead to be filling my boots with nourishment to take back into my school.

Wolfram are building a unified computational platform to address the needs of the emerging computational knowledge economy. I have one over-arching criticism: it’s not free! It is hard to imagine Wolfram taking off if they have financial obstacles for education. Maybe they will address this, or already have, it’s hard to tell.

I was really impresswed with some of the Wolfram products. They all presented using Mathematica and CDF (Computational Document Format) as demonstrated here. This might have excellent uses in  schools and I will be having a go at creating my own CDFs in future.

Here are storifies of my tweets for each talk I was able to understand – some of the content flew right over my head on the 39th floor.

Introduction by Conrad Wolfram

Turning any website into an API by @AndrewFogg

Unexpected Visualisations by @iamZupnik

Data Science Platform by Wolfram

Data Science in Education by @ConradWolfram

 


 Introduction by Conrad Wolfram

 


 

Turning any website into an API by @AndrewFogg

 


Unexpected Visualisations by @iamZupnik

 


 

Data Science Platform by Wolfram

 


Data Science in Education by @ConradWolfram

Big Data Science and other things Wolfram

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