Tagged: open data

Hypothesis testing: open data edition - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 18, 2017

Credit: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. The graph looked plausible. It didn’t really fit my experience, but it didn’t seem implausible either. So I took a 5 minute jaunt over to Berkeley’s SDA engine, which draws on US GSS data. First I ran a basic regression of happiness on age, age squared, with a high score in wordsum (a vocabulary … Read More

New York subway system as a stringed instrument - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Feb 03, 2011

A short post to draw your attention to some lovely work by Alexander Chen. Conductor: mta.me pulls subway schedule data from New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and transforms it into dynamic musical animation. The end result is wonderful. Thanks to commenter Kate for sending me the link. [vimeo width=”680″ height=”383″]http://vimeo.com/19372180[/vimeo] Here’s Chen’s description of the … Read More

The Zen of Open Data - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Oct 12, 2010

This morning I was writing code in a programming language called Python. I hit a sticky problem and turned to an arcane feature of the language known as the “The Zen of Python” for guidance. There I read the words, “In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess,” and I was enlightened. Open data has been … Read More