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Let’s analyze 32 years of basketball tournament data!

March 27, 2017
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Here in the US, it's the nationwide men's college basketball tournament season! Therefore let's use some data from the previous years' tournaments to sharpen our analytics & visualization skills... But before we get started, I must mention (brag?) that my alma mater, NC State University, won this tournament in 1983.

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Using SAS to track UFOs on Mars!

March 16, 2017
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When we send spacecraft from Earth to Mars, do the Martians consider them to be UFOs? I might not be able to answer that question definitively ... but I do have some really cool graphs showing the data for all those missions to Mars! You might remember...
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Forrester’s 2017 Take on Tools for Data Science

March 16, 2017
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Forrester’s 2017 Take on Tools for Data Science

In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Science Software, I’ve updated the discussion of the annual report from Forrester, which I repeat here to save you from having to read through the entire document. If your organization … Continue reading
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Jobs for “Data Science” Up 7-fold, for “Statistician” Down by Half

March 14, 2017
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Jobs for “Data Science” Up 7-fold, for “Statistician” Down by Half

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for statisticians will grow by 34% between 2014 and 2024. However, according to the nation’s largest job web site, the number of companies looking for “statisticians” is actually in sharp decline. Those … Continue reading
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Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind

March 1, 2017
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Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind

I’ve just updated another section of The Popularity of Data Science Software. It is reproduced below to save you the trouble of reading the entire article. If your organization is looking for training in the R language, you might consider my … Continue reading
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Analytics – helping your ‘dots’ tell their story

February 28, 2017
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Does your data just look like a bunch of dots? Would you like to bring those dots to life so they can tell their story? This example shows how to make some voter-registration dots a bit more lifelike, so you can see what they're saying. You can apply t...
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Gartner’s 2017 Take on Data Science Software

February 23, 2017
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Gartner’s 2017 Take on Data Science Software

In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Analysis Software, I’ve finally decided to change the title to use the newer term “data science”. The 2017 version of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms was just published, … Continue reading
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Data wrangling – down the rabbit hole, and back again!

February 16, 2017
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Are your friends passing around clever memes (supposedly) featuring something your favorite actor said, or sharing news articles that you think might be "fake news"? If there's even a hint of data analyst in you, then you probably check the actual data, and confirm or disprove the supposed facts yourself. I

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