Gathering RealClearPolitics Polling Trends with XML

November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Now that the election is over, you may want to use polling data in a model of the campaign. Simon Jackman has thoughtfully made his daily state-by-state predictions available for download, but a commonly-used dataset is the RealClearPolitics polling a... [Read more...]

Plotting the debate "Winner"

October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a Political Scientist, it could not be more gauche to talk about the Presidential debate in terms of a winner and a loser, but the occasion provides the opportunity to show how to do (at least) three really useful things: Directly load price and v... [Read more...]

Heartbeat of a Cycling City: Bixi data at Hack/Reduce

May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The recent Hack/Reduce hackathon in Montreal was a tonne of fun. Our team tackled a data set of consisting of Bixi (Montreal’s bicycle share system) station states at one minute temporal resolution. We used Hadoop and mapreduce to pull out some features of user behaviours. One of the ... [Read more...]

I Work For The Internet !

December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: code and figure updated at 1150 am CST.The site I WORK FOR THE INTERNET is collecting pictures and first names (last name initials only) to show collective support against SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act).  Please stop by their site and a...
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