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How Often Does Friday the 13th Happen?
Background So yesterday was Friday the 13th . I hadn't even thought anything of it until someone mentioned it to me. They also pointed out that there are two Friday the 13ths this year: the one that occurred yesterday, and there will be another one in Octob...

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Top 100 CEOs in Canada by Salary 2008-2015, Visualized
I thought it'd been a while since I'd some good visualization work with Tableau, and noticed that this report  from the Canadian Centre on Policy Alternatives was garnering a lot of attention in the news. However, most of the articles about the report did n...

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Mapping the TTC Lines with R and Leaflet
It's been quite a while since I've written a post, but as of late I've become really interested in mapping and so have been checking out different tools for doing this, one of which is Leaflet . This is an example of a case where, because of a well-written ...

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Plotting Choropleths from Shapefiles in R with ggmap - Toronto Neighbourhoods by Population
Introduction So, I'm not really a geographer. But any good analyst worth their salt will eventually have to do some kind of mapping or spatial visualization. Mapping is not really a forte of mine, though I have played around with it some in the past. I was ...

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Toronto Data Science Group - One or the Other: An Overview of Binary Classification Methods
So Chris was kind enough to invite me to speak at the Toronto Data Science Group again this past Thursday. I spoke on binary classification, and made an effort to cover a fair bit of ground and some technical detail, while still making it accessible. I want...

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I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
I'm heading home for the holidays soon. It's been unseasonably warm this winter, at least here in Ontario, so much so that squirrel in Ottawa are getting fat . I wanted to put together a really cool post predicting the chance of a White Christmas using lots...

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I Heart Sushi
I Heart Sushi Introduction ¶ I like sushi. I've been trying to eat a bit better lately though (aren't we all?) and so got to wondering: just how bad for you is sushi exactly? What are some of the better nutritional choices I can make when I go out to eat at...

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Good Data Visualization Should Be Boring
So I'm going to make a statement that I'm sure some people are going to disagree with: good data visualization should be boring. Well, at least kind of boring. I've had a lot of conversations with a lot of people over the last few years or so about data vis...

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Good Data Visualization Should Be Boring
So I'm going to make a statement that I'm sure some people are going to disagree with: good data visualization should be boring. Well, at least kind of boring. I've had a lot of conversations with a lot of people over the last few years or so about data vis...

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Good Data Visualization Should Be Boring
So I'm going to make a statement that I'm sure some people are going to disagree with: good data visualization should be boring. Well, at least kind of boring. I've had a lot of conversations with a lot of people over the last few years or so about data vis...
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