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Article header image, used for decoration. SWITRS: On What Days Do Motorcycles Crash?
Motorcycles riders are a different breed, born to chase excitment! So when do they crash? Using California's SWITRS data I find out! I'll give you a hint: it is not on the way to their 9-5!
Article header image, used for decoration. Software Testing for Data Science
Much of data science involves writing code; for data cleaning, parsing, and modeling. Software tests can ensure that your code does what you think it does!
Article header image, used for decoration. Eldar: A Bright, High-contrast Color Scheme for Vim
Check out Eldar, my custom Vim color scheme based on elflord. It is a bright, high-contrast theme that looks great in the terminal or GUI!
Article header image, used for decoration. SWITRS: On What Days Do People Crash?
What day of the year has the most car crashes? The fewest? Find out as I look at California's accident data! Hint: they're both holidays!
Article header image, used for decoration. Introducing 'SWITRS to SQLite'
The State of California stores information about all the traffic accidents in the state in the SWITRS database; this script lets you convert it to SQLite for easy querying!
Article header image, used for decoration. Jupyter Notebooks: Not for Development
Jupyter Notebooks are great for a lot of things; development of code is not one of them.
Article header image, used for decoration. WhereTo.Photo: Using Data Science to Take Great Photos
Where is the best spot to take a photo in San Francisco? Learn how I answered this question with my Insight Data Science project!
Article header image, used for decoration. SAT2Vec: Word2Vec Versus SAT Analogies
Could Word2Vec pass the SAT analogies section and get accepted to a good college? I take a pre-trained model and find out!
Article header image, used for decoration. Dragon Farkle: Simulating the End Game
How many soldiers do you need to successful defeat the dragon in Dragon Farkle, and how likely to succeed is your attack? I find out by simulating a game of Dragon Farkle!
Article header image, used for decoration. Further Double-checking FiveThirtyEight's 2016 Primary Predictions
Is FiveThirtyEight's Polls Plus model biased against any candidate? I continue my double-checking their model by looking at each candidate individually.