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But can ravens forecast?

July 29, 2018
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But can ravens forecast?

Why forecast sales? Humans have the magical ability to plan for future events, for future gain. It’s not quite a uniquely human trait. Because apparently ravens can match a 4-year-old. An abundance of data, and some very nice R packages, make our ability to plan all the more powerful. A couple of months ago we looked … Continue reading "But...

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An East-West less divided?

May 19, 2018
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An East-West less divided?

With tensions heightened recently at the United Nations, one might wonder whether we’ve drawn closer, or farther apart, over the decades since the UN was established in 1945. We'll see if cluster analysis can provide some clues. The post An East-West less divided? appeared first on thinkr.

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Digital Marketplace. Six months later.

April 2, 2018
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Digital Marketplace. Six months later.

Six months ago we considered the question: Is the Government realising its ambition for SMEs on G-Cloud? This article reviews progress six months later, additionally considering the Digital Outcomes & Specialists (DOS) framework. The post Digital Marketplace. Six months later. appeared first on thinkr.

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Criminal goings-on in a random forest

February 28, 2018
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Criminal goings-on in a random forest

There's a pay-off from an exploration of multiple supervised machine learning models. We'll explore five approaches whilst predicting criminal goings-on in London. The post Criminal goings-on in a random forest appeared first on thinkr.

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The “cluster of six”

January 29, 2018
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The “cluster of six”

Unsupervised machine learning looks for hidden structure in "unlabeled" data, i.e. a classification or categorisation that is not included in the observations. Hierarchical clustering will reveal a "cluster of six" Labour MPs as being the most "distant" from the wider party. The post The “cluster of six” appeared first on thinkr.

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SW10 digs deep

January 10, 2018
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SW10 digs deep

The property market in London SW10 is weak. But planning applications are in the ascendency. Is this how home owners are adding space? The post SW10 digs deep appeared first on thinkr.

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Surprising stories hide in seemingly mundane data

December 20, 2017
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Surprising stories hide in seemingly mundane data

Mapping geospatial data using the leaflet package in R, and integrating the resultant interactive map into a WordPress blog post. The post Surprising stories hide in seemingly mundane data appeared first on thinkr.

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House sales in London SW10 have taken a few punches

December 2, 2017
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House sales in London SW10 have taken a few punches

SW10 house prices have taken some heavy punches in recent years, e.g. from the Financial Crisis. Is there a case for a more gently-graduated stamp duty? The post House sales in London SW10 have taken a few punches appeared first on thinkr.

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Do G-Cloud categories need a tweak?

November 23, 2017
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Do G-Cloud categories need a tweak?

The concept of categories was introduced in G-Cloud 9. Might they need some adjustments in readiness for the next iteration of G-Cloud? The post Do G-Cloud categories need a tweak? appeared first on thinkr.

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The key to unlocking services on G-Cloud

November 14, 2017
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The key to unlocking services on G-Cloud

With nearly 20,000 services on G-Cloud, what should buyers be looking for, and how does that vary by cloud service category? The post The key to unlocking services on G-Cloud appeared first on thinkr.

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