Rutgers Future Scholars met for one week during the summer. Current trends in big data and analytics were discussed. Interns were introduced to importing, analyzing, and graphing data in the R statistical software environment, using real and current data sources from the Education Department and the US Census, working with data dictionaries and APIs, and understanding data via interactive visualization tools.
• How much data does Google store: xkcd
• Video Tour of Data Centers: Google, The Cloud
• NYC Taxis and Uber: R analysis
• Google ngrams
• Visualizing Data: London Riots
• Astronomy: GalaxyZoo
R software: http://r-project.org
R Studio: http://rstudio.com
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