Category: Future Studies…

Visualizing Geographic Trends in Identity Theft: Python, R, and ggmap (Part II)

Using ggmap to visualize fraud trends   In Part I of this series I showed how to get the data used in this portion. Let’s start by loading that data into R so we can map it.

Your data is stored in an R dataframe named df. Next we’ll get David Kahle and Hadley Wickham’s ggmap, an offshoot of… Read more →

Time is a Flat Football: Michigan Wide Receivers 2015

  “Time is a Flat Football” is a series of posts which will explore players from Michigan football history members of the 2015 team resembles the most. Tackled in these posts will be the offensive “skill” position groups: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Receivers/Tight Ends. My apologies go out to the offensive line, but it’s very difficult to get o-line statistics, and… Read more →

Time is a Flat Football: Michigan Running Backs 2015

  “Time is a Flat Football” is a series of posts which will explore players from Michigan football history members of the 2015 team resembles the most. Tackled in these posts will be the offensive “skill” position groups: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Receivers/Tight Ends. My apologies go out to the offensive line, but it’s very difficult to get o-line statistics, and… Read more →

Finding Favorite Directors, Writers, and Actors with Pandas and Python

Since early 2011 I have been using the website Jinni.com to get recommendations on movies and TV shows. Through rating movies on a 1-10 scale, Jinni built an impressive personal taste profile based on a huge variety of factors. It’s been a valuable tool in helping me discover movies I had never even heard of before. This was all great, except… Read more →

Time is a Flat Football: Michigan Quarterbacks 2015

  “Time is a Flat Football” is a series of posts which will explore players from Michigan football history members of the 2015 team resembles the most. Tackled in these posts will be the offensive “skill” position groups: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Receivers/Tight Ends. My apologies go out to the offensive line, but it’s very difficult to get o-line statistics, and… Read more →

NBA Salaries and Tattoos: the effects of ink

“Future Studies…” is a highly scientific and tongue-in-cheek exploration into relationships previously (and rightfully) unexplored. While the author may gain skill in data analysis in the course of the writing of these articles, the fields they cover will almost assuredly gain nothing.     Once seen as the mark of a degenerate, tattoos are now generally accepted as a form of self… Read more →