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User Review  - albertgoldfain - LibraryThing

A thought-provoking tour of recent data-intensive research. I found it most useful for its "aha" and "I should have thought of that" moments. I also appreciated the numerous external references to free datasets and data processing tools. Read full review

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A book that briefly describes the efforts of intelligent people who have used various technologies to solve diverse problems in a creative and efficient manner. A good compilation and worth the money...

Review: Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (Theory In Practice)

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Database to Dataspace, Story of Large scale DB at Facebook Read full review

Review: Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (Theory In Practice)

User Review  - Goodreads

Lots of interesting stuff, though lots of annoying and tiresome filler. Read full review

Review: Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (Theory In Practice)

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Thought-provoking collection of essays about different aspects of data. The book was a bit slow to start but soon picked up and covered a variety of thought-provoking topics. Although I feel that it ... Read full review

Review: Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (Theory In Practice)

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The book has three kinds of chapters - crap, somewhat OK and amazing. The bad chapters are hand-waving and nothing new or interesting, mostly fodder, but are easy to spot. The amazing on the other ... Read full review

Review: Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (Theory In Practice)

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Many of chapters were way above my head. Was interesting nonetheless Read full review

Review: Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (Theory In Practice)

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Loved the chapters by Nathan Yau, Peter Norvig, on Radiohead's House of Cards and on the NASA Mars Explorers! Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - vertis - LibraryThing

One of the best books I've read this year. Read full review

Review: Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (Theory In Practice)

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Always tough when you deal with edited volume, but good book overall. I expected bit more from some chapters, but good idea of what is going on overall. Read full review


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