Posts Tagged ‘ Current Affairs ’

A long view of hurricanes

September 15, 2017
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A long view of hurricanes

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a nice chart showing 30 years of hurricanes in the Atlantic.

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Uber data collection makes news again

August 31, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, the next-gen data analytics bootcamp, discusses ethical issues concerning Uber's collection of user data from smartphone apps.

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Naive analysis is naive: debate about college admissions

August 24, 2017
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Naive analysis is naive: debate about college admissions

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbers Rule Your World and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses why naive analysis of data hurts the debate over affirmative action.

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Did web scraping just receive a legal boost?

August 15, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, discusses a recent legal ruling against LinkedIn's technologies that restricts web scraping.

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Starstruck and doubled over: losing poise over Indian charts

August 9, 2017
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Starstruck and doubled over: losing poise over Indian charts

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junkcharts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains why two simple charts from the press in India confused and annoyed readers, offering alternative versions that make a greater impact.

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Know your data 21: another example of data sleaze, straight from your home

August 1, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, reacts to the news that Roomba captures detailed maps of people's homes.

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Another simple Excel chart needs help

July 24, 2017
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Another simple Excel chart needs help

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, takes apart an Elon Musk chart, created using some Excel defaults.

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Unintentional deception of area expansion #bigdata #piechart

June 14, 2017
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Unintentional deception of area expansion #bigdata #piechart

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, deconstructs a visualization of Big Data adoption in industry

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Data bite back: a Harvard lesson

June 7, 2017
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New York Times reports that Harvard rescinded admission offers to 10 students (link). These kids allegedly engaged in horrible behavior on "private" chatrooms online. Not reported is how Harvard admission officers got a hold of such information. Is it possible there are jealous classmates? I am not condoning the bad behavior - I put this link up to remind people: (a) no data are private, not even "deleted" data (b)…

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Making people jump over hoops

May 30, 2017
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Making people jump over hoops

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, comments on a WSJ chart about how banks pay their brokers

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