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The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

​Sometimes, when analysing your data the visualisation that you choose can end up as being a bit of an afterthought. After all, you’ve got your answer, so why waste time playing around with graphs when you can just get out there and change the world! Well, I guess you know the answer already – it’s the graph…

3 Crucial Tips for Data Processing and Analysis

3 Crucial Tips for Data Processing and Analysis

Let’s say you have collected your data and have a nice, clean dataset. You’re ready to start doing your analysis. Hold on there cowboy, not so fast. You wouldn’t start building your house without putting the foundations in place, would you? The last thing you need is for all your hard work to come crashing down because…

Free Data Science eBooks – March 2018

Free Data Science eBooks – March 2018

The new shoots of spring are just starting to make an appearance, the first flush of snowdrops (the plant, not the weather) are in bloom and warmer weather is on the way. Except that here in Europe and across the North-Western US right now we’re in the grip of unusually large amounts of snow. Oh dear… I…

Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

“In the 21st Century it is unacceptable that almost 50% of school leavers fail to achieve average grades”Quote from a British Politician, circa 2010-ish​​​​When I heard this live on BBC News 24, I almost fell off my chair. Even with the most rudimentary understanding of data and statistics this is a really stupid thing to say – and these are…