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Principles of Big Data by Jules J Berman

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Chapter 4

Introspection

Outline

All science is description and not explanation.

Karl Pearson44(see Glossary item, Pearson’s correlation)

Background

Not very long ago, a cancer researcher sent me one of his published papers. For his study, he used a publicly available collection of gene microarray data collected on tumors. He knew that I was a longtime proponent of open access scientific data sets and that I had been encouraging my colleagues to use these available data sources for various analytic projects (see Glossary item, ...

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