| SWITRS: On What Days Do Cyclists Crash? |
California accident data doesn't just cover cars, it covers bikes too! This time we look at when cyclists crash in California.
| Python Patterns: Enum |
Things often come in sets of specific items, like states, Pokémon, or playing cards. Python has an elegant way of representing them using enum.
| Python Patterns: Named Tuples |
Sometimes I need to store an ordered dataset, but reference specific members from it. Named tuples in Python provide a clean way to do this!
| SWITRS: Accidents After Daylight Saving Time Ends |
Day light saving time leaves leads to more traffic accidents, but what about when DST ends? Some researchers have found that it does lead to more accidents, so I take a look using California's SWITRS data.
| My Academic Bully at CERN |
Getting my PhD was mostly a great experience, but one woman made my life hell for a short time at CERN. It's tough to write about, but I thought I owed it to myself and others.
| My Son's Language Development |
My son is a little over two and unfortunately he has two huge nerds for parents. We tracked every word he's spoken to watch his language development, and now you can join us!
| Should I Go To Insight Data Science? |
Insight promises an easy transition from academia to a career in data science or machine learning, but is it the right program for you? I have a few words of advice offered from experience.
| Improving An Old Supernova Plot |
I learned to use matplotlib more than ten years ago. Around that time, I made a plot of supernova 2002cx for Wikipedia, but it was not terrible good. So this year, I updated it!
| Python Patterns: max Instead of if |
I often have to loop over a set of objects to find the one with the greatest score. You can use an if statement and a placeholder, but there are more elegant ways!
| My PhD Thesis, In Short |
I graduated from the University of Minnesota in June, 2015. I wrote an esoteric thesis about Z boson decay, which I explain here.