Articles by Computational Social Science

Yet Another Caret Workshop

April 18, 2018 | Computational Social Science

IntroYesterday I gave a workshop on applied predictive modelling with caret at the 1st LSE Computational Social Science hackathon. Organiser privileges. I put together some introductory code and started a simple GitHub repo for the participants, so I thought I’d share it here as well. This is not supposed ...
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A Tidytext Analysis of the Weinstein Effect

December 2, 2017 | Computational Social Science

Quantifying He-Said, She-Said: Newspaper Reporting I have been meaning to get into quantitative text analysis for a while. I initially planned this post to feature a different package (that I wanted to showcase), however I ran into some problems with their .json parsing methods and currently waiting for the issue ...
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Automatic Time-Series Forecasting with Prophet

October 21, 2017 | Computational Social Science

Seasonality and Trends Time-series analysis is a battle on multiple fronts by definition. One has to deal with (dynamic) trends, seasonality effects, and good old noise. A general formula can be given as
y = level + trend + seasonality + noise
However, the relationships between these factors can be realized in many, and sometimes quite complex, ways. ...
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