Weekend Minis – Government, Environment & Angry Employee

Posted to Data Sources  |  Nathan Yau

FedStats - Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government, including population, eduction, crime, and health care.

MAPLight - A detailed database that brings together information on campaign contributions and votes in the California legislature. Check out the video tour.

EarthTrends - A collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.

Angry Employee Deletes All of Company's Data - A woman about to "lose" her job goes to the office at night and deletes 7 years' worth of data. Can we say backup, please?


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Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

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