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Building the Olympics blog: tidy data preparation

March 20, 2018
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Last week I did an analysis of gold diggers at the Olympics. Here I take you along how I scraped the data from wikepedia and subsequently used the tools of the tidyverse to get the data in a format in which they can be analyzed. You are invited to copy-paste the code and see how the data is gradually...

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Gold diggers at the Olympics

March 11, 2018
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Gold diggers at the Olympics

It came to a close two weeks ago. Over two weeks of obsessive watching everything that moves on skis, skates or boards. My tiny country of the Netherlands won about half of all the medals at the speed skating events. Since there are many medals to be won here this made it to end up high in the medal...

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Blog about something you just learned

February 19, 2018
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Great effort has recently been made to encourage also the not-so-experienced to jump into the water and blog about data science. Some of the community’s hot shots gracefully draw attention to blogs of first-times on twitter to give them extra exposure. Most of the blogger newbies write about an analysis they did on a topic they care about. That...

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Curb your imposterism, start meta-learning

January 19, 2018
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Recently, there has been a lot of attention for the imposter syndrome. Even seasoned programmers admit they suffer from feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem. Some share their personal stories, which can be comforting for those suffering in silence. I focus on a method that helped me grow confidence in recent years. It is a simple, yet very effective...

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