I love data-mining or statistics competitions – they always provide great real data! However, the big difference between a gold mine and “just some data” is whether the data description and their context is complete. This reflects, in my opinion, the difference between “data mining for the purpose of data mining” vs. “data mining for business analytics” (or any other field of interest, such as engineering or biology). Last year, the BICUP2006 posted an interesting dataset on bus ridership in Santiego de Chile. Although there was a reasonable description of the data (number of passengers at a bus stations at … Continue reading Lots of real time series data!