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Eleven tips for working with large data sets

Eleven tips for working with large data sets

Big data are everywhere in research, and the data sets are only getting bigger — and more challenging to work with. Unfortunately, says Tracy Teal, it’s a kind of labour that’s...

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks May 21, 2015 There’s something magical about Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs). I still remember when I trained my...

How do you make better data visualisations?

How do you make better data visualisations?

This question might be a pretty broad subject, and a pretty ambitious one to answer. But in fact, the answer is simple – you read “Better Data Visualizations” by Jonathan...

The Math of Ending the Pandemic: Exponential Growth and Decay

The Math of Ending the Pandemic: Exponential Growth and Decay

current events The Math of Ending the Pandemic: Exponential Growth and Decay In this lesson, students will explore how the mathematical concepts of exponential growth and...

How to Build an Actionable Scorecard

How to Build an Actionable Scorecard

The disclosed data is anonymized. No interpretations or decisions about Expedia’s business performance should be made based on this anonymized data. No business in the world...

Why showing off your sustainability data is easier than you think

Why showing off your sustainability data is easier than you think

Long gone are the days when concern for the environment was a niche issue that meant shopping in health food stores and the odd high street pioneer such as The Body Shop. Today...

COVID-19 and the Potential Consequences for Social Stability

COVID-19 and the Potential Consequences for Social Stability

Epidemics create risks of social unrest. The great plagues of the past show that social tensions, accumulated over the epidemic and before, often erupted in serious uprisings in...

How a wider repertoire of charts gives Better Data Visualizations

How a wider repertoire of charts gives Better Data Visualizations

The latest book to join the pantheon of my recommended Data Viz texts is “Better Data Visualizations”from Jon Schwabish. This one was keenly awaited. I’d heard Jon’s updates on...

Organizing My Output: Ideas, Process & Execution — Make It Make Sense

Organizing My Output: Ideas, Process & Execution — Make It Make Sense

Written By Autumn Battani I’m getting ready for a fairly busy couple of months and I want to talk about how I get the most out of my time. I get asked often about how I organize...

5 Popular Thematic Map Types and Techniques for Spatial Data

5 Popular Thematic Map Types and Techniques for Spatial Data

As our understanding of Location Intelligence and its applications across the public and private sector grows, thematic maps are becoming a more critical part of any...

How to write good alternative descriptions for your data visualization

How to write good alternative descriptions for your data visualization

Writing an alternative description only takes a couple of minutes. They are a great help if you want to make sure readers with visual impairments don't miss out on relevant...

Why is data visualisation so important in society?

Why is data visualisation so important in society?

One of the hardest parts to write about this particular blog post was the title. In the end, I’ve gone with my chosen title to make it clear that this is a book review of “Data...