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Computing Distributions of Large Datasets with Cascading and the q-digest Algorithm

Distributions are a powerful tool for understanding datasets. As an example, imagine that you’re interested in quantifying user engagement for a new app you’re developing. To this end you compute the distribution of monthly engagement time for your users and discover the following trends: You learn that most of your “users” rarely spend anytime using ...

Hackweek XXXI Recap

It’s been a while since our last Hackweek recap, and I’m happy to say that Hackweek persists as our strongest tradition here at LiveRamp. Hackweek is a company-wide event that happens five times a year. It’s an opportunity for engineers and other LiveRampers to devote a full week towards whatever project they believe might ...