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Interactive Simple Networks

December 31, 2014
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Interactive Simple Networks

This post isn't anything new in terms of analysis, but just a cooler look at a previous post.  I looked at board members of large companies in a previous blog post and showed via a simple network how they share board members and provided some...

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Winning a Marathon (Part 2)

December 21, 2014
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In a previous post I looked at a data set published by the AARRS that provides a lot of data on marathons around the world and specifically the winning times of every* race.  After spending a bit more time with the data there are a few more things...

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Winning a Marathon

December 5, 2014
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Winning a Marathon

The proliferation and participation in the marathon has increased substantially in recent years.  No longer is the distance an event reserved for the super-athletic, but at least in the US one can from many vantage points on highways or streets se...

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Syrian Refugee Informal Settlement Animation

October 26, 2014
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Syrian Refugee Informal Settlement Animation

This is an animation of the growth in Syrian refugee informal camp settlements in Lebanon over the past several years.  You can see from the .gif that the growth was most dramatic in terms of the number of settlements in the Summer of 2013.  ...

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Syrian Refugee Settlement Clinic Locations

September 30, 2014
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Syrian Refugee Settlement Clinic Locations

Previously I posted about the location of refugee settlements and how that had grown in density over time as well as in numbers.  As many NGOs and non-profits work in the area, they are providing much needed assistance to the people living around ...

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Syrian Refugee Density in Lebanon

July 10, 2014
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Syrian Refugee Density in Lebanon

I've done a few posts on Syria and have used data provided by the UNHCR for different analysis or visualization.  There are several links on their Syrian refugee data portal that communicate the breadth of this crisis numerically and vis...

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NBA Drafting

June 10, 2014
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NBA Drafting

The draft for the NBA is quickly approaching.  Much effort on the part of teams goes into selecting the correct assets in a player to complement what a team needs.  Drafts also come in on much cheaper contracts than their more veteran counter...

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The Current Golden Era of the NBA

April 18, 2014
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The Current Golden Era of the NBA

We are in the midst of what many are calling a "golden age" of the NBA.  Being in the midst of a time where attention to the sport has seemingly increased is difficult to quantify.  For most people who have had an interest in the NBA over a l...

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Boston Marathon Winners and Challenging Africa

April 2, 2014
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Boston Marathon Winners and Challenging Africa

The marathon is dominated by African runners.  David Epstein in a relatively recent interview mentions about a specific tribe in Kenya called the Kalenjin, "There are 17 American men in history who have run under 2:10 in the marathon...there were ...

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Syria Timeline

March 11, 2014
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Syria Timeline

The UNHCR has provided a portal for tracking when refugees have left Syria and where they have gone.  The display of data in the graph below is in no way endorsed by the UNHCR, but was aggregated from their portal As seen in a previous post, neighboring countries and specifically Lebanon has played a significant...

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