Posts Tagged ‘ analytics ’

Map of US domestic cannabis eradication

July 31, 2015
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In my quest for interesting data to graph, I found some Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) data on US domestic cannabis eradication. Does the data say anything interesting? Read on to find out! ... While doing some searches for other data, I happened across a table on the DEA website titled

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50 million illegal aliens apprehended in the US

July 29, 2015
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There's been quite a bit of controversy about the number of undocumented immigrants in the US lately - for example, Ann Coulter claims that number is 30 million, whereas others claim it's about 11 million (readers of my blog are data-savvy, and would dig into the details of such claims,

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How the Tour de France and SAS Factory Miner relate

July 27, 2015
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July has been an exciting month for me. Not only because of the historic Tour de France this year... but even more because this month the new offering SAS Factory Miner was officially released! With SAS Factory Miner you can run predictive models in an automated model tournament environment to

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Only brush the teeth you want to keep

July 23, 2015
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When I was a kid, I remember a motivational poster on my dentist's wall that said "You don't have to brush all your teeth -- only the ones you want to keep."  That poster really made me think, and brush my teeth! And now that I'm a data-analyst adult, I think

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Explaining analytics with Jeff Zeanah

July 22, 2015
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One of the most important skills for data scientists and business analytical professionals is communications. If decision makers and managers don't understand what the numbers mean -- results won't turn into action. Jeff Zeanah, President of Z Solutions, Inc. has been presenting on the topic of speaking “analytics” for many

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Analysis of serial killings in the US

July 20, 2015
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I recently came across some very interesting data on serial killings ... but it was in tabular/text form. This seemed like an invitation for me to create some graphs that make it easier to understand the data. It seems many people have a morbid curiosity about serial killers. For example, some

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It’s Not Too Late to Volunteer for the DataDive

July 14, 2015
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I wrote in a post in June about the good that DataKind does by using teams of volunteers with data science knowledge. It's not too late to join the DataDive this coming weekend in London (July 17-19). If you'd like to contribute your time and knowledge...
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Where are different languages spoken?

July 7, 2015
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As you travel around the world, do you know where English, French, Spanish, and Arabic are spoken? This blog will help you quickly answer that question, with some cool SAS maps! But first, here's a picture of my friend Joy posing beside an interesting sign during one of her international

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