Articles by Carl Goodwin

But can ravens forecast?

July 29, 2018 | Carl Goodwin

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. ...
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An East-West less divided?

May 19, 2018 | Carl Goodwin

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 | Carl Goodwin

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 | Carl Goodwin

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 | Carl Goodwin

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 ...
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SW10 digs deep

January 10, 2018 | Carl Goodwin

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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Does G-Cloud 9 provide too much choice?

September 21, 2017 | Carl Goodwin

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. The post Does G-Cloud 9 provide too much choice? appeared ...
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