Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Levi Bowles
37 followers
37 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
A Common R Mistake: R Factor-Numeric Conversions
For the most part the R statistical system is a robust and fast way to quickly execute statistical analyses. Other times the annoyances and "tricks" it contains for more junior analysts on the system, leads  me to encourage new analysts to opt for Python in...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Twitter Blocking a Fast-Scan Socail Algorithms
When I go on Twitter, I'm often confronted with this view: Trying to see the unavaible tweet, I click through and see this: I am blocked by thousands of people on Twitter.  When I tell people about this publicly they often react in thinking I must be the wo...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Twitter Data Related to the Passing of the Senate Tax Bill
Over the past few weeks I have been heavily analyzing Twitter data: looking for methods to find mass-blocking patterns (I've tweeted on this extensively at @leviabx and may write that analysis up in the future).  A few nights ago saw some users on Twitter w...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Python versus R: A Porting Project
I have been programming in R for over a decade, and during that time-especially more recently-I have built robust pipelines to create large numbers of ML and statistical classification models at a time.  The purpose of these pipelines are to evaluate multip...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
So You Want To Be A Data Scientist
Quite often, someone I know asks me a question that I don't have a great answer for: How would I go about becoming a data scientist? There are generally two types of people who ask me this question: Young professionals:  I get the joy of working with quite ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
College Basketball Analysis: Big 12 Home Court Advantages
A few weeks ago  my grad school alma mater (University of Kansas (KU)) won their thirteenth consecutive Big 12 conference championship (I wasn't watching the game, I have better things to do).  Much has been made on how large an outlier this streak is, if p...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Data Science Trolling at the Airport: Using R to Look Like the Matrix
I've been quite busy at work lately, but I am working on some new, serious posts (one on Support Vector Machines, another on Trumps claims of voter fraud).  For today though, just a fun post about trolling people who like to stare at programmers in public. ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
**
People often ask which data science methods I use most often on the job or in exploring data in my free time.  This is the beginning of a series in which I describe some of those methods, and how they are used to explore, model and extrapolate large data se...
Data Science Notes
Data Science Notes
datasciencenotes.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Supreme Court Death-Loss Simulations
Since the nomination of Donald Trump as President on Nov. 8th, the media has featured many narratives on the negative impacts of the future administration.  These stories vary widely in scope and impact, and while there are likely some legitimate fears give...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Quick and Easy Geographic Maps in R
Over 10 years working in analytics and data science I have found policy makers and business executives gravitate towards analytical maps in order to understand business, social, and demographic relationships.  Though I have created these types of maps in on...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded