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Making Public Data Public

As Jon Udell has mentioned, there's a ton of data online, but it's not often we can find it, often hidden in the deep, dark basement of some website. He…

Finding Weirdness in Temperature Data

After parsing Weather Underground pages to grab temperature data, it's time to look at the data. Can't download all that data and not do anything with it! First off, in…

Juice TESTING in Competitive Sports

It's easy to see how Statistics got this bad wrap because it's so easy to lie with data, charts, and graphs. Sometimes it's on purpose -- someone might try to…

Immigration Data Available from Homeland Security

There was a Sharp Rise Seen in Applications for Citizenship, as reported in The Times today, and of course there was a graphic to complement that article that showed the…

Social Data Analysis by the Swarm

Swarm Theory, by Peter Miller, talks about how some animals, as individuals, aren't smart, but as a group or a swarm, they can do amazing things. The above is a…

CitiStat: Injured on Duty “Data”

I was flipping through the channels the other night and came across a televised CitiStat meeting for June 1. A bit of a coincidence since I happened to be looking…