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Article header image, used for decoration. Updated Caltrain Visual Schedule
In July, Caltrain updated their weekend schedule to allow time to do track work, so I updated my Marey/Ibry/Serjev visual schedules to see how it changed!
Article header image, used for decoration. Tech Interviews: Respect Everyone's Time
Interviewing is notoriously agonizing for both the candidate and the company! But it could be much better! Here I propose one guiding principle to make it easier on everyone.
Article header image, used for decoration. Fate Dice Intervals
What does a "normal" distribution of rolls from a fair set of Fate dice look like? There are a lot of ways to estimate it. In this post I'll go through four methods.
Article header image, used for decoration. Fate Dice Statistics
My friends and I played a Fate RPG for over two years. During that time we rolled a lot of dice and developed a lot of superstitions, but were any of them correct?
Article header image, used for decoration. Caltrain Visual Schedule
In 1878, Marey published a famous visual train schedule based on work by Ibry. What would it look like for Silicon Valley's Caltrain? Come find out!
Article header image, used for decoration. Visualizing Multiple Data Distributions
Need to compare a set of distributions of some variable? Histograms are OK, but try something fancier! Read on to learn about box, strip, swarm, and violin plots!
Article header image, used for decoration. SWITRS: Accidents After Daylight Saving Time
Day light saving time leaves us drowsy and cranky at work, but it also leads to an increase in traffic accidents! Find out exactly how many more there are with this analysis!
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!