The Open Knowledge Foundation just published the 2015 edition of its Open Data Index. The Index “provides the most comprehensive snapshot… Continue reading on Medium »

No one denies the ability of big data (both structured and unstructured) to deliver insights to individuals, businesses and public service organizations. But who is responsible for making sense of the data, then providing the insights? You would be forgiven …

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Jeff Asher, founder of Jeff Asher Consulting and author of the Behind the Numbers blog. Open data has positioned the world of crime analysis for a leap forward in much the same way that sabermetrics has revolutionized baseball over the …

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Publication date: July 2015Source:Government Information Quarterly, Volume 32, Issue 3 Author(s): Tara DasPurposeThis paper examines how federal statistics is used in scholarly research via a new type of citation analysis that leverages the strengths of information aggregators, like Altmetric LLP, …

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Last month, I wrote about my initial attempts to model and predict the usage patterns of Indego, Philadelphia’s new bike share system. To recap: If you’ve ever used a bike share before, you know that one of the biggest fears …

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Ok, this post provides a quick analysis of the Scenario. As a guide, this sort of analysis should take about 30 minutes. To get the most out of this exercise, read the scenario post, write your plan and then read this analysis. …

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At the end of July, the GovLab Academy finished delivering in Washington, DC, two sessions of the US Department of Agriculture’s first Open Data Summer Camp for middle and high school students. The experience was, by all accounts, highly successful. …

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As a data scientist (or would-be dabbler), you’ll want to get a handle on pulling data from open data from public sources. More and more, those sources can be found in Amazon S3 buckets.   Treasure Data now offers a connector …

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