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You have gathered the needed data to support your research, check. You have made some hypotheses about what you hope to conclude, check. You have spent time cleaning the data and organizing it in a manner that permits further exploration, check. You have sliced and diced the data with...Read more about Scrollytelling through a look at food prices around the world
For many data science problems, there is a need to estimate unknown information from a sequence of observed events. You may want to know, for instance, whether a person is angry or happy, given a sequence of brain scans taken while playing a video game. Or you may be digitizing...Read more about A brief primer on Hidden Markov Models
Last week marked the D-Lab’s inaugural “Excel Fundamentals” workshop, and to celebrate I am sharing one of my favorite Excel functions: INDEX-MATCH-MATCH. By combining the INDEX and MATCH functions, we can create a faster and more flexible lookup than the typical approach with...Read more about Excel Fundamentals: Lookups with INDEX-MATCH-MATCH