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100 Days of Code – Completed!

April 10, 2019
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100 Days of Code – Completed!

I finished the #100DaysOfCode challenge and it feels great! I will tell you a little a bit about my experience. Top 5 Takeaways: Sitting down and writing code every day is not easy Planning is critical to your success Staying motivated requires effort Being excited about your project makes a world of difference Learning takes

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Exploratory Analysis – When to Choose R, Python, Tableau or a Combination

March 12, 2018
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Exploratory Analysis – When to Choose R, Python, Tableau or a Combination

Not all data analysis tools are created equal. Recently, I started looking into data sets to compete in Go Code Colorado (check it out if you live in CO). The problem with such diversity in data sets is finding a way to quickly visualize the data and do exploratory analysis. While tools like Tableau make data

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Microsoft Cognitive Services Vision API in R

September 26, 2017
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Microsoft Cognitive Services Vision API in R

Microsoft Cognitive Services Vision API in R A little while ago I did a brief tutorial of the Google Vision API using RoogleVision created by Mark Edmonson. I couldn’t find anything similar to that in R for the Microsoft Cognitive Services API so I thought I would give it a shot. I whipped this example

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Exploratory Data Analysis of Tropical Storms in R

September 21, 2017
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Exploratory Data Analysis of Tropical Storms in R

Exploratory Data Analysis of Tropical Storms in R The disastrous impact of recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, generated a large influx of data within the online community. I was curious about the history of hurricanes and tropical storms so I found a data set on data.world and started some basic Exploratory data analysis (EDA). EDA

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US Immigration Enforcement – Part 1

August 7, 2017
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US Immigration Enforcement – Part 1

Trend of US Immigration Enforcement In the coming months I’ll be digging into the immigration enforcement data posted on data.world. I encourage anyone to take this data and either add to the project or to do something on their own. I will be bringing in external data sources to merge as well (which I did

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Google Vision API in R – RoogleVision

July 31, 2017
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Google Vision API in R – RoogleVision

Using the Google Vision API in R Utilizing RoogleVision After doing my post last month on OpenCV and face detection, I started looking into other algorithms used for pattern detection in images. As it turns out, Google has done a phenomenal job with their Vision API. It’s absolutely incredible the amount of information it can

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Face Recognition in R

June 22, 2017
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Face Recognition in R

Face Recognition in R OpenCV is an incredibly powerful tool to have in your toolbox. I have had a lot of success using it in Python but very little success in R. I haven’t done too much other than searching Google but it seems as if “imager” and “videoplayR” provide a lot of the functionality

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Hospital Infection Scores – R Shiny App

May 30, 2017
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Hospital Infection Scores – R Shiny App

Medicare Data – R Shiny App About two weeks ago I created an extremely rough version of an R Shiny Application surrounding Medicare data. Right after publishing the blog post, I received a lot of input for improvement and help from others. Here’s a look a look at the latest version of the Medicare Shiny

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Building a Medicare Shiny App – Part 1

May 15, 2017
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Building a Medicare Shiny App – Part 1

Hello R community. if you’re up for some fun tinkering with a Shiny App please join me on a new project. I would love to see some collaboration in designing a Shiny Application which will help people make a decision about a healthcare provider. I have only just begun on this project but would to

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Rent Prices and TrelliscopeJS

April 24, 2017
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Rent Prices and TrelliscopeJS

Rent Prices are Soaring in Most of Colorado Call it gentrification, supply-and-demand, call it whatever you’d like… the fact is, rent prices have gone up in Colorado in the last decade. Chip Oglesby – GitHub – did a nice analysis on the data provided by colorado.gov. Chip’s analysis can be seen here. His analysis states,

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