R⁶ — Disproving Approval

I couldn’t let this stand unchallenged: The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That’s higher than O’s #’s!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2017 Ramussen makes their Presidential polling data available for both 🍊 & O. Why not compare their ratings… Continue reading

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Replicating the Apache Drill ‘Yelp’ Academic Dataset Analysis with sergeant

The Apache Drill folks have a nice walk-through tutorial on how to analyze the Yelp Academic Dataset with Drill. It’s a bit out of date (the current Yelp data set structure is different enough that the tutorial will error out at various points), but it’s a great example of how to work with large, nested… Continue reading

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R⁶ — Scraping Images To PDFs

I’ve been doing intermittent prep work for a follow-up to an earlier post on store closings and came across this CNN Money “article” on it. Said “article” is a deliberately obfuscated or lazily crafted series of GIF images that contain all the Radio Shack impending store closings. It’s the most comprehensive list I’ve found, but… Continue reading

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L.A. Unconf-idential : a.k.a. an rOpenSci #runconf17 Retrospective

Last year, I was able to sit back and lazily “RT” Julia Silge’s excellent retrospective on her 2016 @rOpenSci “unconference” experience. Since Julia was not there this year, and the unconference experience is still in primary storage (LMD v2.0 was a success!) I thought this would be the perfect time for a mindful look-back. And… Continue reading

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R⁶ — Using R With Amazon Athena & AWS Temporary Security Credentials

Most of the examples of working with most of the AWS services show basic username & password authentication. That’s all well-and-good, but many shops use the AWS Security Token Service to provide temporary credentials and session tokens to limit exposure and provide more uniform multi-factor authentication. At my workplace, Frank Mitchell created a nice electron… Continue reading

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Plot the Vote: Making U.S. Senate & House Cartograms in R

Political machinations are a tad insane in the U.S. these days & I regularly hit up @ProPublica & @GovTrack sites (& sub to the GovTrack e-mail updates) as I try to be an informed citizen, especially since I’ve got a Senator and Representative who seem to be in the sway of 🍊. I’ve always appreciated… Continue reading

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Scrapeover Friday — a.k.a. Another R Scraping Makeover

I caught a glimpse of a tweet by @dataandme on Friday: Using R & rvest to explore Malaysian property mkt: “Web Scraping: The Sequel, Propwall.my” https://t.co/daZOOJJfPN #rstats #rvest pic.twitter.com/u6QMhm4M3e— Mara Averick (@dataandme) May 5, 2017 Mara is — without a doubt — the best data science promoter in the Twitterverse. She seems to have her… Continue reading

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