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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
What Happens to Housing Prices If People Leave a City?
Four years ago I moved to Boston for my first job, fresh-faced and ready to experience the city. I quickly followed the millennial trajectory of paying too much for a too-small apartment in the heart of the city. I traded off space and conveniences for access.... Read more
Designing a Practical and Compelling Data Visualization
Data visualization is the most powerful way to communicate data to both technical and non-technical audiences. It’s also the most “taken-for-granted” component of analytics. Few analysts have formal training in data visualization best practices. Exacerbating the problem is that the default options in applications like PowerPoint and Excel... Read more
Data Visualization and Dashboards in the Era of Covid-19
Data visualization is the presentation of your data analysis in a pictorial or graphical format. Its goal is to communicate information clearly and efficiently to users and enable decision-makers so they can grasp difficult concepts. It’s about techniques and forms of art as much as tools... Read more
Getting Started with Data Visualization Library in Python: Matplotlib
The primary data visualization library in Python is matplotlib, a project begun in the early 2000s, that was built to mimic the plotting capabilities from Matlab. Matplotlib is enormously capable of plotting most things you can imagine, and it gives its users tremendous power to control... Read more