Category Archives: Introduction

Filling in the gaps – Probability Distributions

In the last post, I discussed how one can analyze a data set from the point of view of geometry, by thinking of each data point as coordinates in a high dimensional space. The thing is, when we’re analyzing these … Continue reading

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What is data?

In this post, we’ll start working on understanding how computers and their programmers actually go about analyzing large, high-dimensional data sets. I’ll start by describing three different ways that one can think about data, each of which suggests a different … Continue reading

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Different names for data analysis

Welcome to the Shape of Data blog. Over the next few months, I plan to write a number of posts illustrating how understanding the geometry behind data analysis can lead to deeper insights and a more intuitive understanding of the … Continue reading

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