In the last technology post, I mentioned that I'd be perusing through some of the concepts brought up in the Tableau Coders Initiative. This blog article goes through their first four videos and includes some insights on how/where to go if you're struggling. I will also provide some additional fun tidbits of knowledge as, I mean, why not? The Tableau Coders Initiative … [Read more...] about Tableau Coders Initiative
It was some time ago that a friend of mine suggested I might like a Watson experience. This week, I had some time on my hands and decided to take a peek using a bit of data I've gathered. Curvaceous Learning In wanting to get to know the technology prior to investment, I tried to logon to IBM's site and found that there were no learning options available without a … [Read more...] about A Watson Experience
Is there going to be an avocado shortage or what? It's always a nice surprise to be reminded of my time at Thinkful. A friend of mine recently made the following exclamation: Here's a link to story. Avocado Past In and on the dataworld, there is an avocado dataset. Within the data science community, there are multiple version of this dataset floating around, … [Read more...] about Avocado Shortage or What?
We all know I love coffee. This year, I would like to learn about my tea preferences. Unlike my coffee options; wherein I can use an outside source to help me find my preferred coffee bean styles - tea is more varied. I decided to take part in a Twinings Tea Adventure which encouraged me to track my reviews. Because the review spreadsheet is in Microsoft Excel, I am expanding … [Read more...] about Review Tracking with Excel Power Query
I was introduced to the NPPES database last week and decided to carry the NPPES Exploration into the weekend. The dataset is quite large and it's definitely another box of woe. For those interested, the dataset can be found at the following web address: https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov. It is over 7 gigabytes and refused to open. Since I was having such difficulty … [Read more...] about NPPES Exploration