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. ...
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mapping geospatial data using the leaflet package in R, and integrating the resultant interactive map into a WordPress blog post.
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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?
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The concept of categories was introduced in G-Cloud 9. Might they need some adjustments in readiness for the next iteration of G-Cloud?
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By constraining the number of available pricing approaches in each category, and tightening the scope of some categories, this could be achieved.
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A strategy for further simplifying buyer choice on G-Cloud, by choosing the desired Cloud flavour first, then seeking out the contracting partner to deliver it. For suppliers, the challenge is how to stand out from the crowd with a highly-differentiated service.
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Some sectors favour SMEs more than others. Large suppliers and SMEs must co-exist to bring the best of both worlds to buyers on G-Cloud.
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