Summer School in Analytics in Delhi

A comprehensive summer program is being offered by DecisionStats.org . It will involve multiple languages for analytics including Python, SAS, R, and will also equip you with social media skills, web analytics and social media analytics.

It is a classroom based training and is aimed only for students who can attend classes in Hauz Khas Village , Delhi.

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We will conduct a summer workshop in analytics. It will be a vigorous paid certificate program. After the program, we may offer internships to some of you.
Kindly fill this form and also forward it to your peers. Please cascade to your social media network and anyone you feel who could benefit from analytics training.

Interns for DecisionStats – a cutting edge analytics firm

We have the annual summer internship back at DecisionStats. This year we especially need Graphic Designing Interns and people who want to be Data Scientists

So apply at info@decisionstats.org or link below

 

1) We now have a separate arm for Training and Consulting at http://decisionstats.org Basically we have hived off that business separately. We also have a new office in Hauz Khas Village.

2) Last year (first year of internships) our Intern Chandan from IIT KGP made this (http://www.slideshare.net/ajayohri/decisionstatscom-data-science-virtual-internship ) and this ( http://www.slideshare.net/ajayohri/python-for-r-users ) .  He had no knowledge of either R and Python before he began.

3) Preference will be given to people who can come to office than telecommute.

 

 

http://internshala.com/internship/detail/multiple-profiles-management-graphic-design-internship-in-delhi-at-decisionstats1429240830

 

About Decisionstats (http://decisionstats.com):

Data Science and Analytics Website that deals in cutting edge research, consulting, writing and speaking assignments

About the Internship:

The communication intern will proof read, edit and write content including blog posts and social media. The intern will be given on the job training for social media, web analytics and search engine optimization as well as an understanding of digital business. Only requirement needs to be learnability, truthfulness and a good command of English

The graphic design intern will create , edit and write graphics including icons, logos, posters and infographics. The intern will be given on the job training for designing in a real time environment, web analytics and search engine optimization as well as an understanding of digital business. Only requirement needs to be learnability, truthfulness and a good command of design.

The management intern will create , edit and make schedules and assist in cordination. The intern will be given on the job training for managing in a start up environment, web analytics and search engine marketing as well as an understanding of digital business. Only requirement needs to be learnability, truthfulness, passion and good management skills.

The data science intern will create , edit and make data science research and assist in writing. The intern will be given on the job training for data science and analytics. Only requirement needs to be learnability, truthfulness, passion for writing code and hacking problems on the fly.

# of Internships available: 4
Who can apply:

The internships require people who are serious about careers, can devote the agreed upon hours per week and meet deadlines. Preferences will be given to candidates from established institutes and prior academic record.

Streams:
Analytics, Design, Engineering Management, English, Humanities, Management, Engineering

 

 

Writing on SAS for R Users

It might seem counter intuitive for me to write on SAS language for R users for the following reasons-

1) I have already written 2 books on R for Springer. Clearly R is my weapon of choice for data analysis.

2) R has been quite lucrative for me in my writing. It has positioned me as one of the earliest R trainers in India. I started up R curriculum for Jigsaw Analytics and Edureka and WeekendR which means thousands of people have viewed content written by me, or a video of me speaking on R or been trained on pedagogy derived on my original work.

3) I have spoken on R at colleges like LSR , DSE, DCE- DTU, VIT, MS Ramiah and IIT Delhi

4) I am currently writing “Python for R users” for Wiley

However I am writing SAS for R users because

1) They are fundamental different languages aimed at different audiences

2) I realize students are now trained in R in the west in colleges, but a lot of corporates still use SAS because switching cost of business disruption is a lot. The benefit of analytics is much more than the expensive annual fee ( as in a few basis points as best out of Total Cost of Ownership)

3) Existing books on both SAS and R are not updated for newer packages (basically hadley and dirk are making packages faster than people can write about them)

4) India’s outsourcing hires many students and needs polyglots who know both SAS and R language. Ergo a new book.

5) I am bored and I need a challenge. Plus I always more hugs and love from SAS Institute than some package creators

The fundamental difference between R and SAS remain

1) R is object oriented and SAS is not

2) SAS is much easier to learn and R is not

3) While R refers to objects through $ and [[ ]] , SAS uses CLASS and VAR operator as parameters to various procs ( functions)

4) SAS bundling of modules can be confusing to people used to download R’s packages.

Accordingly a student of mine has been working in my direction here https://welcomedata.wordpress.com/category/sas/

We intend to create a proposal for Wiley soon. What do you think? What would you like to read?