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3 Things Your Boss Won’t Care About in Your Data Visualizations
Data Visualization is a critical part of your job as a data scientist, but it does require a bit of skill and a bit of intuition. Visualizations have incredible power to both inform and obscure, so getting the fundamentals of visualization down is a foundational data science skill. When you... Read more
Data Visualization and the Data Science Workflow
If you think you can get away with poor communication skills as a data scientist because the data will speak for itself, Dr. Lindsay Brin is here to tell you otherwise. She believes that learning how to communicate data through proper visualization is critical for data scientists and outlines why... Read more
Most Influential Data Science Research Papers for 2018
As an academic researcher in a previous life, I like to maintain ties to the research community while working in the data science field. I feel that a firm understanding of the origins for the technologies I use in my consulting work: AI, machine learning, and deep learning, helps me... Read more
Insights Through Geospatial Data Visualization
Data visualization is an integral part of the data science process. “Data viz” plays an important role early in the process with exploratory data analysis (EDA) and also at the end with data storytelling for representing results for enterprise decision makers. In this article, we’ll review how geospatial plots make... Read more
Google Dataset Search Launched to Help Analysts Scour Repositories
Google Dataset Search is a new product in the beta phase that you can use to find datasets published online. The single interface allows you to search repositories worldwide. Imagine you start a new analytics project. For example, let’s say you want to explore numbers pertaining to Boston Public Schools. Before you... Read more
Visualization throughout the data science workflow with Lindsay Brin, PhD, Data Scientist at T4G Limited at ODSC East 2018
Summary: In the eyes of Dr. Lindsay Brin, data scientist at T4G Limited, there are three steps in the data science workflow: process, insight, and communication. During her talk “Visualization throughout the data science workflow: Why It’s Useful and How Not to Lie” at ODSC East 2018, Brin expanded upon the key... Read more
Data Visualization Throughout the Data Science Workflow: Part 1
Scientists, including data scientists, often focus on numerical methods and analyses, glossing over visualization and communication. We want to believe that “the data speaks for itself.”1 However, data visualization is an essential tool in a data scientist’s toolbox. Data visualization allows you to see patterns that would be invisible — or... Read more
Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Data Applications
One thing we love doing at Exaptive – aside from creating tools that facilitate innovation – is hiring intelligent, creative, and compassionate people to fill our ranks. Frank Evans is one of our data scientists. He was invited to present at the TEDxOU event on January 26, 2018. Frank gave a great talk about... Read more
UNHCR Refugee Data Visualized
Where’s the Data? The data I’m using is taken from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website – the UN Refugee Agency. You can read more on what they do and why the exist in the link above.  Currently you can only download the mid-year statistics for 2015. You get a statement... Read more

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