Analytics Blog

Category: Data Science

The Chorus Python SDK

We are excited to announce the 1.0 release of our open-source Python API package alpine! Available now, this package serves as a Python wrapper to some API endpoints in Alpine and includes functions that add useful functionality to Alpine. The library can be found at https://github.com/AlpineNow/python-alpine-api. Feel free to fork; if you do something interesting… Read more »


Meet the New Operators in Chorus 6.2.2

The recent release of Chorus 6.2.2 brings five new ETL and Machine Learning operators to your analytics toolbox. These are quiet features that may not have caught your attention yet, but they make a big impact on the analytics functionality you have at your fingertips. Consider this blog post a highlight reel to welcome these… Read more »


Integrating with Financial Data Providers

In some of our routine customer engagements with the financial services industry, a question we repeatedly face is around the difficulty of integrating analytics platforms like Alpine with industry-standard data providers such as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, FactSet or Quandl. Often enough, this sparks a follow-up question on integrating the Alpine platform with third-party external APIs…. Read more »


Machine learning: clustering and classification on the campaign trail

*this post originally appeared in Computerworld* Discovering and targeting micro-populations for politics and profit As the election season rampages on, we categorize voters into broad demographics — soccer moms, NASCAR dads, blacks, whites, ALICEs, yuppies — in an attempt to understand and discuss this complex, churning electorate. In doing so we’re tapping into something fundamental about… Read more »


Putting deep learning to work

*this post originally appeared in Computerworld* Hype aside, deep learning can open up new sources of data for business analysis After demonstrating discontinuous jumps in image recognition performance and defeating Korean grandmaster Lee Se-dol at Go, a game long resistant to computer mastery, deep learning has kicked up a swirling cloud of hype. And controversy…. Read more »