(This article was first published on Working With Data » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Using R Seattle’s Pronto bikeshare system recently announced a Data Challenge for data visualization using …

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WHAT: Push, Pull and Spill: A Transdisciplinary Case Study in Municipal Open Government, a report by the University of Washington School of Law. WHY: The push to open more government data at state and local levels led a cross-disciplinary team …

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Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced eight cities that will make up the first round of winners from the foundation’s “What Works Cities Initiative”. The $42 million initiative will choose 100 mid-sized cities to help improve their use of data-driven decision making, …

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Cities across the United States are capitalizing on big data. Predictive policing is becoming a prominent tool for public safety in many cities. In Boston, an algorithm helps determine “problem properties” where the city can target interventions. In Chicago, they …

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