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After well-known political forecaster Nate Silver departs, the New York Times creates an open-source algorithm in R to predict US Senate elections. Article: http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2014/senate-model/methodology.html
Code: https://github.com/TheUpshot/leo-senate-model 
A daily updated list of Senate forecasts from The New York Times and how they compare to other news organizations
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Half-price sale on 10 new JavaScript ebooks from O'Reilly with code WKJVSPT http://oreil.ly/1ickmLM  
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If you're doing cool data work with R that you can talk about -- data mining, predictions, boosting a corporate bottom line -- I hope you'll consider nominating your work for Computerworld's Data+ special issue and conference here: http://cwrld.us/DATA14

I'm not involved in the Data+ project except that I'd really like to see some R case studies as finalists :-) Thanks. Deadline Thursday April 24.
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Doing cool data work you can talk about? Nominate your work to be highlighted in Computerworld and at the Data+ Conference. Deadline Thurs April 24 http://cwrld.us/DATA14 #BigData
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If you've worked on a cool example of mining data for analysis, prediction and/or boosting the bottom line (that you can talk about :-) ), +Computerworld is looking to showcase some innovative case studies in our Aug. 25, 2014, issue and at the Data+ Conference (Sept. 7-9, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz). To suggest a case study, please go to https://www.computerworld.com/2014data+casestudy 

Deadline is Thurs April 24
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Quite a reversal for Microsoft, as it will soon have free Office Online apps for Excel, Word, etc. in the Google Chrome Web store. Story by +Gregg Keizer 
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How to generate forecasts from your data with Tableau software - excerpt from Tableau Your Data! 
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Sea of humanity at this year's Boston Marathon
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 'If our checks & balances are so fragile that a typo can obliterate all meaningful security, we have some fundamental things to fix'  #Heartbleed post by +Evan Schuman 
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I think about of people are missing a very fundamental point: Why is it that we have compilers that generate code that let you access memory outside your program's data storage? 
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Fitbit users: How to access and graph your FitBit data using R. Post by Ben Sidders includes code. http://bit.ly/1l1CZ8N 
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Introduction

Currently obsessed with improving R skills for data visualization and analysis. 

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Intersection of technology and journalism, R, data visualization & analysis, computer-assisted reporting, photography, travel.



Bragging rights
Honored by the Amateur Radio Association of Bosnia & Herzegovina for work transmitting messages during the 1992-95 war. Set up Fred, "one of the earliest online transmissions of news from a newspaper to its readers" in 1987, and coded my 1st Web site in November 1995, before many major companies had a Web presence.
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Most photographed places in the world? I don't think so, CNN
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This headline on a CNN slideshow is either deliberately misleading or written by an editor who doesn't understand the basics of surveys and

Digital Hub | RSocrata
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Find the API Endpoint for each dataset. To use with RSocrata, type: towed.socrata <- read.socrata("http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/yg

New tech device? Make the most of it
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If you got a new smartphone, tablet or computer for the holidays, these Computerworld stories can help you get acquainted with new OSes, fin

The first 3D printed organ -- a liver -- is expected in 2014
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Bio-printing companies and academics are finally having success keeping 3D printed human tissue alive long enough to use it for drug develop

13 benchmarking sins
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Avoid these benchmarking boners if you want to get useful data from your system tests.

6 useful changes in the new Google Sheets
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See some of the new features and functions in Google spreadsheets before deciding whether to upgrade your account.

By the numbers: Twitter vs. Facebook IPOs
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Facebook's IPO was considered an early bust while Twitter's has been deemed a success. In terms of orderly market activity, that's without q

Negotiation tips for IT pros
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You know what would make your work life better -- stretch assignments, better training, a promotion. Here's how to convince the powers that

Healthcare.gov website 'didn't have a chance in hell'
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A majority of large IT projects fail to meet deadlines, go over budgets and don't make their users happy. Such is the case with Healthcare.g

analyze the survey of business owners (sbo) with r
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each year ending in a two or a seven, census bureau employees stow away their eponymous decennial population count to focus on the economic

AccuWeather
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NOTE: We have resolved crashes that were occurring in 3.0.5.4 with this latest update. Thanks for your co-operation.Please note: Sunrise and

Charting Skill and Chance in the N.F.L. Draft
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Last week we published an interactive graphic about the N.F.L. draft. Our goal was to show an odd reality: even though N.F.L. teams do tend

Why Boston's Hospitals Were Ready
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Explosives used in terror attacks have tended to be three times deadlier than those used in war. Nonetheless, in Boston, they survived.

In New York, 'Sweet Caroline' shows solidarity with Boston Marathon victims
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A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to

ProCapture - Camera & Panorama
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Capture photos and panoramas like a pro with the ProCapture camera app.ProCapture adds advanced features to the Android camera experience. M

How America just lost 1 million green(ish) jobs to Europe
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Airbus trumps Boeing when it comes to fuel efficiency. Maybe that's why they racked up $50 billion more in orders at the Paris Air Show.

We Don’t Know Deployment: A 4-Step Remedy | LornaJane
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So here's my problem. We dont know deployment. We work from same copy on one test server through ftp and then upload live on FTP. We hav

Data Analysis 101: Seven Simple Mistakes That Limit Your Salary
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Imprecise segments, sub-optimal graphs, scare inducing scales, lack of statistics all dramatically shorten Analyst careers. Learn how to avo