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Minig Data for Discovery [of course 'of Money'!]

" Take this data, and tell me something  I don't already know." I nsight to the business trends and business opportunities is core to any business 'wanting' to grow. With changing business processes (from 'idea -execution-data' to 'data-analysis-idea-execution-data-analysis....') data has become THE strength and also a challenge of any industry. The user/customer driven processes have always converged in case of profits and have optimised and saved a lot of costs to many companies. Business managers used  to rock the meetings with pie charts and colourful graphs with bulleted  conclusions when the data was of the size they were able to analyse manually. But with growing markets and growing customer bases, it has become a non-trivial task to analyse this data (and so by the tradition, they(managers) handed over this task to technologists ;)). Storing, managing and mining patterns from huge data has become a major process in nearly every indu

Add and split PDF documents

Here is a good post on how to combine different PDF documents in to one and splitting one into many. sudo apt-get install pdftk   cd ~ / pdf-directory pdftk file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf cat output newfile.pdf   pdftk * .pdf cat output newfile.pdf   pdftk newfile.pdf burst       More details at :