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The Resource Big data : does size matter?, Timandra Harkness

Big data : does size matter?, Timandra Harkness

Label
Big data : does size matter?
Title
Big data
Title remainder
does size matter?
Statement of responsibility
Timandra Harkness
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Timandra Harkness cuts through the hype to put data science into its real-life context using a wide range of stories, people, and places to reveal what is essentially a human science--demystifying big data, telling us where it comes from and what it can do. 'Big Data' then asks the awkward questions: What are the unspoken assumptions underlying its methods? Are we being bamboozled by mega data's size, its speed, and its shiny technology? Nobody needs a degree in computer science to follow Harkness's exploration of what mega data can do for us--and what it can't or shouldn't. 'Big Data' asks you to decide: Are you a data point, or a human being?"--
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Summary
From the first tally, scratched on a wolf bone over thirty thousand years ago, to the Large Hadron Collider, which produces forty million megabytes of data per second, data is big, and getting bigger. It can help us do things faster and more efficiently than ever before, from tracking wolves through Minnesota by GPS to predicting which crimes are likely to happen where. Mega data has led to scientific and social achievements that would have been impossible just a few years ago. But being too dazzled by the scale, the speed, and the geeky jargon can lead us astray. It's big, but it's not always clever
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Writing style
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10518495
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Harkness, Timandra
Dewey number
006.312
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Bloomsbury Sigma
Series volume
15
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  • Data mining
  • Big data
Target audience
adult
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does size matter?
Label
Big data : does size matter?, Timandra Harkness
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What is it? Where did it come from? What is data? And what makes it big? ; Death and taxes. And babies ; Thinking machines -- What has big data ever done for us? Big business ; Big science ; Big society ; Data-driven democracy -- Big ideas? Big Brother ; Who do we think you are? ; Are you a data point or a human being -- Appendix. Keeping your data private
Control code
000058165795
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472935830
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918283545
Label
Big data : does size matter?, Timandra Harkness
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What is it? Where did it come from? What is data? And what makes it big? ; Death and taxes. And babies ; Thinking machines -- What has big data ever done for us? Big business ; Big science ; Big society ; Data-driven democracy -- Big ideas? Big Brother ; Who do we think you are? ; Are you a data point or a human being -- Appendix. Keeping your data private
Control code
000058165795
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472935830
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918283545

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