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4 Simple Ways to Map Vehicle Location Data with OmniSci Free
Take a second and think of the noisiest, most unreadable map you’ve ever seen. The one that immediately comes to mind for me was in 2015. I worked for a GIS software company at the time and was visiting one of the Big 3 automotive manufacturers... Read more
Data Visualization for Data Scientists – Choosing the Right Tool for the Job
Photo for Data Visualization for Data Scientists by David Pisnoy on Unsplash. Data visualization sometimes gets categorized as a field separate from machine learning or data science. Skill in designing effective, attractive plots and graphs doesn’t show up in job descriptions in the same way as... Read more
Why Use D3 for Data Visualization?
This is like saying why eat burritos? Because they’re amazing!!! That’s why!!! OK, now some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Bill, I don’t like burritos. You’ve lost me.” First, I’m very sorry for you. Not appreciating burritos may be genetic and I won’t judge... Read more
Creating A Data-Driven Retail Expansion Framework
You’ve opened a business and it’s grown. You opened one or two more locations in places that you thought would be a good fit; maybe you’re Starbucks and have opened thousands more. One of the most important questions a retail entrepreneur or business faces is where... Read more
How Good are the Visualization Capabilities of Microsoft Power BI?
The number of visuals in Power BI is vast, and the aim of this article is to provide an overview of the Microsoft Power BI data visualization potential to create most of the visuals. This article is an excerpt from the book Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide, Second Edition by Devin Knight, Mitchell Pearson, Bradley Schacht, and Erin Ostrowsky – A book that provides an... Read more
COVID Tracking Project Enhancements to Johns Hopkins Case/Fatality Data
Like many analytics geeks, I’ve been tracking data on the Covid pandemic since early spring. My main source is the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with files for download made available at midnight Central time. I’ve established a pretty significant R infrastructure in... Read more
Why TensorFlow Will Stand Out on Your Resume in 2021
You have likely heard about TensorFlow in the machine & deep learning circles for quite a while now, and for good reason. This Google-developed framework excels where many other libraries don’t, such as with its scalable nature designed for production deployment. With that, here are just... Read more
How to Make an Animated Gif Fit for /r/dataisbeautiful
A good visualization should capture the interest of the audience and make an impression. Few things capture interest more than bright colors and movement. In this post, I’m going to show you exactly how to make an animated gif, so that you can go farm some... Read more
Visual Analysis of Music Taste Using Spotify’s API & Seaborn in Python
I recently started using Spotify and was amazed by the sophisticated technology that drives Spotify’s recommendation system based on collaborative filtering and NLP. In this project, I investigated country-specific music preferences. Data Acquisition: I scrapped the data from Spotify’s weekly regional chart’. It is a weekly... Read more
Building a COVID-19 Dashboard with Tableau
We all are experts in telling stories with words and sentences. But, have you ever heard of telling stories with data? This sounds intriguing. Well, it sounded the same for me too.  Being able to tell stories with data is a skill that is becoming ever... Read more