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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

The Data Lab MSc doubles in size for 2016/17

Last year marked the first milestone in The Data Lab’s Skills and Education efforts, with the launch of The Data Lab MSc programme. With the first cohort of 40 students across 3 universities now about to complete their industrial placements and projects, we are proud to announce that The Data Lab MSc programme is back

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Summer Internship Stories at The Data Lab

At the beginning of Summer 2016, The Data Lab offered four intern positions, allowing university students to work across different areas within the organisation. These summer internships provide an opportunity for them to gain valuable work experience and insights into the Data Science industry that complement their areas of interest and study; while bringing a

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Learning Journey to New York December 2016

After the success of last year’s visit to New York, The Data Lab in collaboration with Scottish Development International (SDI) are delighted to support a limited number of places to attend the Big Data Analytics for Banking Summit and the Chief Data Officer Summit in New York this December. Passes for both conferences will be

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A Look at Data on Fruit and Veg Prices

Author: Roman Popat, Data Scientist, The Data Lab. Key Points Ever wondered when is the best time in the season to buy certain products? We examined a dataset from DEFRA on wholesale prices of fruit and veg. We applied a technique called ‘seasonal trend decomposition’. When buying Strawberries (and anything in the table below), pay

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Securing the Skills for the Data Revolution

Author: Brian Hills, Head of Product Management, The Data Lab In the first of a series of articles on education and the data skills challenge, Brian Hills discusses recommendations from new research by Nesta to create skills for the data revolution in the UK. I fell into data by chance. Growing up in the Highlands,

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The Data Lab is offering 5 free exhibition spaces at Big Data Scotland 2015

The Big Data Scotland 2015 conference will bring together business leaders and technologists from across the country to explore the value of Big Data analytics. The conference will consider technological developments, market trends and business strategy; showcasing innovative examples of analytics being used effectively across a range of practical applications. The event will also offer

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