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Waterfall plots in R

February 18, 2015
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Waterfall plots in R

Follow Email Last week I posted about an orphaned paper of mine, a piece of research that hasn’t yet found a home and which I’m unlikely to find further time to work on. Abandoning something that you’ve worked hard on is disappointing and so it made sense to release it for those who were interested.

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R Machine Learning Essentials

February 18, 2015
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R Machine Learning Essentials

This week, the post is an interview with Michele Usuell

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A “Startlingly Neat & Simple” Rule & Five Graphs About Patterns That Might Surprise You

February 17, 2015
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A “Startlingly Neat & Simple” Rule & Five Graphs About Patterns That Might Surprise You

George Zipf popularized an idea—Zipf’s Law—that approximates populations of cities, distribution of money in counties, and how frequently words are used. Nobel Prize-winning columnist Paul Krugmans wrote of Zipf’s Law that “the usual complaint about economic theory is that our models are oversimplified — that they offer excessively neat views of complex, messy reality. [In the case of...

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Customer segmentation – LifeCycle Grids with R

February 16, 2015
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Customer segmentation – LifeCycle Grids with R

I want to share a very powerful approach for customer segmentation in this post. It is based on customer’s lifecycle, specifically on frequency and recency of purchases. The idea of using these metrics comes from the RFM analysis. Recency and frequency are very important behavior metrics. We are interested in frequent and recent purchases, because frequency... Read More »

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Introducing the streamgraph htmlwidget R Package

February 15, 2015
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We were looking for a different type of visualization for a project at work this past week and my thoughts immediately gravitated towards streamgraphs. The TLDR on streamgraphs is they they are generalized versions of stacked area graphs with free baselines across the x axis. They are somewhat controversial but have a “draw you in”

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Part 1: Introduction

February 14, 2015
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Mr. Spearman or how to explore changes in trends

February 14, 2015
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Mr. Spearman or how to explore changes in trends

Last week I was with my good friend Johannes on the phone. He just became a father and called her adorable daughter “Franziska”. It made me think about the meaning of the name… Franziska...

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Introducing shinyData (v0.1.1)

February 13, 2015
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Introducing shinyData (v0.1.1)

shinyData is an easy to use tool for interactive data analysis, visualization and presentation. It leverages the power of R and its vast collection of packages to allow users to efficiently perform common data tasks, such as slicing and dicing, aggregation, visualization and more (usually referred to as “business intelligence”). Almost no knowledge of R … Continue reading...

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The software behind this clickbait data visualization will blow your mind

February 13, 2015
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The software behind this clickbait data visualization will blow your mind

New media sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy have mastered the art of "clickbait": headlines and content designed to drive as much traffic as possible to their sites. One technique is to use coy headlines like "If you take a puppy video break today, make sure this is the dog video you watch." (Gawker apparently spends longer writing a headline...

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Steps toward recreating The Facebook IPO plot

February 12, 2015
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Steps toward recreating The Facebook IPO plot

NYCDSA Bootcamp 1: February–April 2015, Day 3 As data scientists, we are quite familiar finding and mucking through data. We merge, split, clean, and analyze the data

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