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When it comes to storytelling, we have a problem.
It’s not our fault though – as human beings we are hard-wired from birth to look for patterns and explain why they happen. This problem doesn’t go away when we grow up though, it becomes worse the more intelligent we think we are. We convince ourselves that now we are older, wiser, smarter, that our conclusions are closer to the mark than when we were younger (the faster the wind blows the faster the windmill blades…Continue
Now that Christmas and the New Year are behind us the nights are becoming a little longer with each passing day. Nevertheless, there's still loads of cold winter nights left to endure (unless you're in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case – throw me a shrimp on the barbie!).
It's time to dust off your New Year resolutions from last year (remember those?) and get ready for a new start, a new you and learn some new data skills.
I’ve thrown together a collection of five…Continue
If you're a regular visitor to our website you'll know that every month we scour the internet seeking out free eBooks to help you on your educational journey. Well, it has been so popular that we decided to create a regular monthly series here at Data Science Central.
I hope this will prove to be a valuable resource to you that you will visit regularly (and invite your friends too).…
Let’s face it – cleaning data is a waste of time.
If only the data had been collected and entered carefully in the first place, you wouldn’t be faced with days of data cleaning to do. Worse still, your boss probably doesn’t understand why you can’t just do it in a few minutes. After all, you only need to click a few buttons in Excel, don’t you?
Well, we all hate data cleaning, but if we get organised and learn a few tricks there are ways to…Continue