Some interesting company announcements
- Algorithmia, the open marketplace for algorithms, is now live. I find it an interesting concept: to build a community around algorithm development, where users can build on each other’s algorithms and make them available as a web service.
- SolveBio is also in public beta as of today. Please refer to an older post for some hints on how to use the API.
- ForecastThis just launched their DSX platform for automated model testing and building. Looked pretty impressive from a small trial with a tricky dataset I have – a large number of models was constructed and run on the dataset with a set of metrics reported for each, and many of those looked better than the ones I had from e g random forest, but the trial version of the platform does not include access to the actual models, so I wasn’t able to see the details.
- Seven Bridges Genomics will release the first graph-based human reference genome and related tools. There has been a lot of talk about graph-based genome references (a graph is a natural way to represent the many kinds of natural variation found among human genomes), but the tools to handle them have been lacking.