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Spatula, a Python library for maintainable web scraping

This looks promising: While it is often easy, and tempting, to write a scraper as a dirty one-off script, spatula makes an attempt to provide an easy framework that most…

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✚ How to Make Alluvial Diagrams

An alluvial diagram is a type of flow chart that is useful to show change over time. You see how individual categories and how the composition of the categories shift….

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Collapse of Mexico City Metro explained

The New York Times investigated the collapse of the Metro, which killed 26 people. They explain their findings with a 3-D model of the train and the tracks: The Times…

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DSC Weekly Digest 14 June 2021

Announcements Earn your MS in Data Science from Northwestern and build statistical and analytic expertise as well as the management and leadership skills needed to implement high-level, data-driven decisions in…

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Making Sense of Data Features

Spend any time at all in the machine learning space, and pretty soon you will encounter the term “feature”. It’s a term that may seem self-evident at first, but it…

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Communal Computing

Home assistants and smart displays are being sold in record numbers, but they are built wrong. They are designed with one person in mind: the owner. These technologies need to…

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xkcd: Base Rate

xkcd points out the importance of considering the baseline when making comparisons: Tags: baseline, humor, xkcd Source: Data

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How To Build An Amazing Mobile App For Your Startup?

It isn’t every day that you are blessed with app ideas to make money. But when you are, the worst thing you can do is launch it without the right…

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Scale of a mouse plague

There’s a mouse plague in Australia right now. The words alone don’t express the scale and seriousness of this problem, but this Washington Post piece sure does. The combination of…

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Drought in the Western United States

In what’s become a recurring theme almost every year, the western United States is experiencing drought, much of it exceptional or extreme. Nadja Popovich for The New York Times has…