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List of cities/states with open data - help me find more!

It’s the beginning of 2012 and statistics/data science has never been hotter. Some of the most important data is data collected about civic organizations. If you haven’t seen Bill Gate’s TED Talk about the importance of state budgets, you should … Continue reading

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Web-scraping

The internet is the greatest source of publicly available data. One of the key skills to being able to obtain data from the web is “web-scraping”, where you use a piece of software to run through a website and collect … Continue reading

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Competing through data: Three experts offer their game plan

Competing through data: Three experts offer their game plan

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Government data collection vortex

Government data collection vortex

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Terence’s Stuff: Speaking, reading, writing

Terence’s Stuff: Speaking, reading, writing

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Defining data science

Rebranding of statistics as a field seems to be a popular topic these days and “data science” is one of the potential rebranding options. This article over at Revolutions is a nice summary of where the term comes from and … Continue reading

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Karl's take on meetings

Karl's take on meetings

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Bits: Big Data: Sorting Reality From the Hype

Bits: Big Data: Sorting Reality From the Hype

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Battling Bad Science

Here is a pretty awesome TED talk by epidemiologist Ben Goldacre where he highlights how science can be used to deceive/mislead. It’s sort of like epidemiology 101 in 15 minutes.  This seems like a highly topical talk. Over on his … Continue reading

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