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What $480M of Gross Revenue Looks Like to Groupon

February 28, 2011
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What $480M of Gross Revenue Looks Like to Groupon

On Saturday, the Wall St. Journal posted details of an internal Groupon memo that reported $760 million in revenue last year. The WSJ article came just as I was finishing up a visualization of some data I had collected on … Continue reading →

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Visualizing Facebook Friends: Eye Candy in R

December 18, 2010
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Visualizing Facebook Friends: Eye Candy in R

Earlier this week I published a data visualization on the Facebook Engineering blog which, to my surprise, has received a lot of media covereage. I’ve received a lot comments about the image, many asking for more details on how I … Continue reading →

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An experiment in A/B Testing my Résumé

July 1, 2010
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An experiment in A/B Testing my Résumé

Objective I’ll admit it: my résumé doesn’t stand out. I’ve had some great internships, but also a tendency to work for companies that aren’t (yet!) household names. And though I’m doing fine academically, it’s not well enough to stand out … Continue reading →

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Why R doesn’t suck

June 19, 2010
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I first encountered the R programming language a few years ago when I needed to make some plots. Although I’ve used it occasionally since, I always considered it a sort of “Perl for statisticians” — a useful swiss-army knife with … Continue reading →

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