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Oakland Real Estate – Full EDA

May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living in the Bay Area has led me to think more and more about real estate (and how amazingly expensive it is here…)  I’ve signed up for trackers on Zillow and Redfin, but the data analyst in me always wants to dive deeper, to look back historically, to quantify, ...
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Oakland Real Estate – Full EDA

May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living in the Bay Area has led me to think more and more about real estate (and how amazingly expensive it is here…)  I’ve signed up for trackers on Zillow and Redfin, but the data analyst in me always wants to dive deeper, to look back historically, to quantify, ...
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Oakland Real Estate Prices – does month of year matter?

May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve started doing some basic analysis on Oakland real estate prices over the past decade (multi-tenant buildings only).  There’s still a lot to unpack here, but I’m only able to investigate this 30 minutes at a time (new dad life), so I’ll be making lots of short ...
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Oakland Real Estate Prices – does month of year matter?

May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve started doing some basic analysis on Oakland real estate prices over the past decade (multi-tenant buildings only).  There’s still a lot to unpack here, but I’m only able to investigate this 30 minutes at a time (new dad life), so I’ll be making lots of short ...
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Oakland Real Estate Prices (Multi-Tenant)

April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living in the Bay Area has led me to think more and more about real estate (and how amazingly expensive it is here…)  I’ve signed up for trackers on Zillow and Redfin, but the data analyst in me always wants to dive deeper, to look back historically, to quantify, ...
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Oakland Real Estate Prices (Multi-Tenant)

April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living in the Bay Area has led me to think more and more about real estate (and how amazingly expensive it is here…)  I’ve signed up for trackers on Zillow and Redfin, but the data analyst in me always wants to dive deeper, to look back historically, to quantify, ...
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Advanced choroplethr – Customized Bins

April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Choroplethr is great to use straight out of the box, but sometimes you’ll want to fix up some of the details.  In a previous post, I showed how to modify the color scheme.  Now I’ll explain how to set up customized bins when using choroplethr.  If you just ...
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Advanced choroplethr – Customized Bins

April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Choroplethr is great to use straight out of the box, but sometimes you’ll want to fix up some of the details.  In a previous post, I showed how to modify the color scheme.  Now I’ll explain how to set up customized bins when using choroplethr.  If you just ...
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Advanced choroplethr – Changing Color Scheme

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The choroplethr package is outstanding and fairly easy to use, but some functionality is not obvious.  The built-in color scheme is quite good, but you might want to switch colors at some point.  My first attempt at changing the color scheme can be found below (previous post has basic code ...
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Advanced choroplethr – Changing Color Scheme

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The choroplethr package is outstanding and fairly easy to use, but some functionality is not obvious.  The built-in color scheme is quite good, but you might want to switch colors at some point.  My first attempt at changing the color scheme can be found below (previous post has basic code ...
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US Counties – Race/Ethnicity (using choroplethr R package)

March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a statistician, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the US Census. I love the rich data sets that are made publicly available and I’ve often experimented with visualizing the results. A couple of months ago, Ari Lamstein (formerly a data scientist at Trulia) ...
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US Counties – Race/Ethnicity (using choroplethr R package)

March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a statistician, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the US Census. I love the rich data sets that are made publicly available and I’ve often experimented with visualizing the results. A couple of months ago, Ari Lamstein (formerly a data scientist at Trulia) ...
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Bay Area Real Estate (cont.)

September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Previously, I posted a short post about recent detached single house prices in San Leandro and Hayward areas.  I received a little more data (sales data from the past month), so I thought it would be a good time for … Continue reading →
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pbapply()

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

In my previous post, I wrote about displaying a Windows progress bar (useful when going through long for-loops).  In the comments, a couple of users recommended that I check out pbapply().  This function is great too (and works on all … Continue reading → [Read more...]

For Loop Tracking (Windows Progress Bar)

August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I know that many people consider for-loops the devil, but every so often I get lazy and I use them in the office.  Sometimes it’s nice to keep track of how far through the loop R has gone.  A couple years … Continue reading →
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Hayward/San Leandro Housing Prices

August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve done a previous post about the salaries of data scientists, but now I’m going to look at one of the negative sides of all the high salaries generated by the tech field in the Bay Area – real estate prices. A … Continue reading →
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San Leandro and Hayward Housing Prices

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve done a previous post about the salaries of data scientists, but now I’m going to look at one of the negative sides of all the high salaries generated by the tech field in the Bay Area – real estate prices. A … Continue reading →
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Data Science Article on Mashable

January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was recently interviewed by Todd Wasserman (an editor for Mashable) for an article about data science.  Todd asked me a bunch of simple questions about the day-to-day life of a data scientist.  I described my experiences working for a Bay … Continue reading →
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