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Tauheedul Ali liked Benjamin Waxer's blog post Untangling the Web: Understanding 2 Billion Rows of Weblogs in Real-Time
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Exposing Potential Fraud in Amazon Reviews

Amazon continues to be one of the most popular marketplaces in the US as well as the world due, at least in part, to its variety of product categories and product reviews. But how accurate are these reviews? Do sellers or their competitors try and influence them in any way? Does the Verified Purchase tag actually affect the ratings? These questions nagged me until I finally gave in and decided to analyze Amazon’s…See More
Apr 4
Benjamin Waxer commented on Benjamin Waxer's blog post Visualizing Gender Discrepancies in Hi-Tech, Engineering, and Science
"Thanks, glad it could help!"
Mar 25
Dr. Chantel A. Perry commented on Benjamin Waxer's blog post Visualizing Gender Discrepancies in Hi-Tech, Engineering, and Science
"This is really cool! I'm doing an inequality based on popularity on social media and found this to be extremely helpful! Thanks for sharing!"
Mar 21
Benjamin Waxer posted a blog post

Visualizing Gender Discrepancies in Hi-Tech, Engineering, and Science

We’ve all heard about the many improvements and changes being made to help get women into Hi-Tech and the Sciences, but where are these improvements being seen? Is the entire nation reaching gender equality or are there pockets of improvement and pockets of stagnation. These are the questions I set out to answer using the Safe Graph US Census Bureau Census Block Group American Community…See More
Mar 18
Benjamin Waxer posted a blog post

Visualizing Gender Discrepancies in Hi-Tech, Engineering, and Science

We’ve all heard about the many improvements and changes being made to help get women into Hi-Tech and the Sciences, but where are these improvements being seen? Is the entire nation reaching gender equality or are there pockets of improvement and pockets of stagnation. These are the questions I set out to answer using the Safe Graph US Census Bureau Census Block Group American Community…See More
Mar 14
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Analyzing CDC Health Survey

Diving into CDC Behavioral Risk Factor data using Pivot Billions to learn what exercise behaviors are associated with improved health.Motivating yourself to go outside and get some exercise or play a sport can be hard, but it is worth it. I had trouble with this myself but after looking into the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from Kaggle I decided to redouble my efforts. The…See More
Mar 10
Frederick T Williams liked Benjamin Waxer's blog post Untangling the Web: Understanding 2 Billion Rows of Weblogs in Real-Time
Feb 28
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Untangling the Web: Understanding 2 Billion Rows of Weblogs in Real-Time

Analyzing campaign efficiency with Pivot BillionsManaging data just keeps getting tougher. The more we think we’ve gotten a handle on our data the more it grows and becomes too large for our existing analyses.This issue became very clear to me after I undertook the task of trying to understand the effectiveness of ad campaigns using SiteCatalyst weblogs. Seeing as I’d analyzed weblogs before I didn’t think this would be much of an issue. The twist: the weblogs contained over 2 Billion rows!I…See More
Feb 28
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5 Minute Analysis: Simplifying Iowa Liquor Sales

In this 5 Minute Analysis we'll preprocess, map, and explore complicated sales data for liquor stores in Iowa. Then we’ll extract the relevant latitude and longitude from a problematic column of the data and discover the city with the most sales. Next we’ll filter the data to that city and prepare the data for easy loading into Business Analysis tools such as Tableau and PowerBI. Finally we’ll use our extracted location data to visualize sales within the selected city.Dataset:…See More
Feb 17
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Achieving over 30% net profit with Pivot Billions and Deep Learning enhanced trading models

Integrating Pivot Billions with Keras Deep Learning to enhance currency trading models with AI to achieve over 30% net profit in less than 7 months.Deep Learning has revolutionized the fields of image classification, personal assistance, competitive board game play, and many more. However, the financial currency markets have been surprisingly stagnant. In our efforts to…See More
Feb 10
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San Francisco - A City Full of Psychopaths?

Exploring San Francisco police incident data and visualizing the density distribution of incidents involving mentally ill individuals using Pivot Billions and Tableau.With a population of over 800,000 people within approximately 47 square miles, San Francisco is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. Cities with this level of population density must…See More
Feb 7
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San Francisco - A City Full of Psychopaths?

Exploring San Francisco police incident data and visualizing the density distribution of incidents involving mentally ill individuals using Pivot Billions and Tableau.With a population of over 800,000 people within approximately 47 square miles, San Francisco is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. Cities with this level of population density must…See More
Feb 7
Benjamin Waxer posted a blog post

Taming 1.5 Billion Rows of "Big Apple” Data

Diving into the many underlying trends throughout the entire 1.5 Billion rows of NYC Taxi data with Pivot BillionThe age of data has arrived. With it, more and more datasets are created and they just keep getting bigger. Whether dealing with private or open data, individuals and organizations across the world are realizing that there are enormous amounts of information and insights to be gained from massive data. I wanted to dive into one of these accumulated datasets, the public…See More
Jan 31
Benjamin Waxer's blog post was featured

Taming 1.5 Billion Rows of "Big Apple” Data

Diving into the many underlying trends throughout the entire 1.5 Billion rows of NYC Taxi data with Pivot BillionThe age of data has arrived. With it, more and more datasets are created and they just keep getting bigger. Whether dealing with private or open data, individuals and organizations across the world are realizing that there are enormous amounts of information and insights to be gained from massive data. I wanted to dive into one of these accumulated datasets, the public…See More
Jan 31
Benjamin Waxer posted a blog post

Tutorial: Measuring Holiday Spirit with Pivot Billions and R

Combining Pivot Billions with R to dive into whether the holiday spirit inspires bigger tips and which parts of New York experience this effect the most.The holiday season brings with it a degree of cheer and joy that many claim makes people act friendlier towards each other. I wanted to see how this effect translates to action so I decided to look into tips for New York green taxis both during the holiday season and the rest of the year. To start, I streamed all of the green taxi data files…See More
Jan 17

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