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Visualizing census data could not be easier thanks to few great packages in R.
Not that in Python you could not do spatial analysis/visualization of census data, but certainly not as easily as in R because of some tailored rstats packages for this purpose.Continue
Price and quantity sold are the two determinants of business revenue/profit. At higher price the revenue is expected to be high. But this is not the case all the time. We know from our everyday experience, as price of something goes up, people have less tendency to buy it.
The reverse is also true, that is, as price is down, sales goes up (think what happens in a block buster sales event in a nearby shopping…Continue
New home construction plays a significant role in housing economy, while simultaneously impacting other sectors such as timber, furniture and home appliances. New house sales is also an important indicator of country’s overall economic health and direction. In the last 50 years there has been few significant bumps and turning points in this sector that shaped the trajectory of the overall economy. Here I review the…Continue
“The internet is killing retail. Bookstores are just the first to go.” -- quoted in this NYT article. Retail bookstores are in a death row; looks like it's just a matter of time for those to be in the museum. eBooks are partly to blame, but with eBook sales leveling off recently, the remaining affect seems to be online book sales, dominated by, with no surpirse!, Amazon. So, exactly how long retail bookstores are going to…Continue