— In the News —
Machine learning engineers and statisticians have become highly prized by organizations, the job market, and the media but in many cases, it's the lesser praised analysts that should be getting the attention. In this article, Cassie Kozyrkov explores who's doing what on data teams these days and why analysts should be at the top of the list for key hires.
Anonymous location data is widely used to gather insights into consumer behavior but as this article from The New York Times shows, "anonymous" in today's world is a lot more personal than you probably think.
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— Tools and Techniques —
pandas is often considered to be a must-use tool in the Python data science toolkit and yet, it's not even at version 1.0. In this post, Kevin Markham, the founder of Data School, explores what's next for pandas.
This short post has good ideas for managing your Jupyter projects.
With a network of more than 70,000 personal shoppers, Instacart has access to vast amounts of inventory data. Here's how they built an item availability model that continuously predicts the availability of 200 million grocery items every 30 minutes.
In his Tidy Tuesday screencasts, David Robinson walks through his thinking process when presented with a new dataset or specific problem to solve. In this recent episode, David solves two probability puzzles from 538's "The Riddler" column and demonstrates examples of Monte Carlo simulation in R.
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— Resources —
The second version of the Data Journalism Handbook was recently released as a free online "beta." The Handbook offers case studies, critiques, tear-downs and practical guides on the cutting edge of the craft of telling stories with data.
— Data Viz —
Matthew Kay's Keynote presentation at the recent Tapestry Conference is a fantastic exploration of uncertainty visualization. If you don't have time to watch the presentation, you can download the slides here >>
This collection of commonly used matplotlib plots is well-organized and includes examples, code, and use cases for each of the 50 selected plots.