Posts Tagged ‘ analytics ’

How does your favorite US national park stack up?

May 27, 2016
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The US has almost 400 national parks, and has been keeping attendance data for about 100 years. With a holiday weekend coming up, I thought this would be a good time to crunch those numbers, and see how each park compares to all the others... I first saw the tip of

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Picking a surreal vacation destination in the US

May 23, 2016
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Do you need help picking a summer vacation destination - one that's not just great, but surreal? If so, this blog's for you! It's that time of the year again - I've got gobs of vacation time saved up, but I was drawing a blank on where to go... So I turned

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You don’t know squat about the Las Vegas housing market

May 19, 2016
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How bad was the recent recession on the Las Vegas housing market, and what lingering side effects are still being felt? If you don't know squat about real estate housing markets, then this blog post is for you! It takes a simple graphical look at some data that helps explain

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Is that a CSV file … or have you been drinking?

May 12, 2016
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In this blog post I explore some of the open data police incident reports for Raleigh and Cary, while showing you the easy way to handle various types of CSV files. In recent years, many cities have set up open data websites, to share various kinds of data about their city.

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A graph fit for a Prince

April 25, 2016
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I was sad to hear that one of my favorite singers, Prince, died last week. This blog post describes a graph I created to show his legacy. Prince was at the height of his popularity when I was in high school and college, which were the formative years for much of

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Looking for cheaters in the Boston Marathon data

April 19, 2016
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With more and more data available these days, and computers that can analyze that data, it's becoming feasible to look for fraud in events such as the Boston Marathon. So put on your detective hat, and follow along as I show you how to use SAS to be a data sleuth!

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R’s Growth Continues to Accelerate

April 19, 2016
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R’s Growth Continues to Accelerate

Each year I update the growth in R’s capability on The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. And each year, I think R’s incredible rate of growth will finally slow down. Below is a graph of the latest data, and as … Continue reading
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How much will that taxi cost me?

April 15, 2016
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Are you afraid that if you take a ride in a taxi, you might get "taken for a ride"? If trying to figure out the reasonable price of a taxi is a bit voodoo/black-box to you, here is a SAS data analysis of over 12 million NYC Yellow Cab rides, that

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