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Steve miller's Blog – February 2018 Archive (2)

A Common Data Analysis Pattern with a Simple Solution in R

It seems that much of the data analysis work I've done over the last few months has followed a "script". First, identify data, often government-sponsored and freely-available, that's of keen interest. Next, find the websites that house the data and download the relevant files to my notebook. The downloads might ultimately be one-off or included in the data analysis programs. Finally, load the data into either R or python and have at it with queries, visualizations, and…


Added by steve miller on February 23, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Changes in Job Counts by Education Grouping, 1992-2017

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) starkly shows how the U.S. job market changed from 1992-2017. During that period, the number of jobs held by those with a HS education or less declined by over 3.5M, while the number for those with some college, a college degree, or advanced degree increased by 39.5M. The following R/ggplot of jobs by month…


Added by steve miller on February 12, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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