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Steve miller's Blog – April 2018 Archive (4)

Reticulating Python and R -- the American Community Survey Data Dictionary to Meta Data III.

Data Dictionary to Meta Data III is the third and final blog devoted to demonstrating the automation of meta data creation for the American Community Survey 2012-2016 household data set, using a published data dictionary. DDMDI was a teaser to show how Python could be used to generate R statements that could in turn be cut/pasted/applied in an R Jupyter notebook to…

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Added by steve miller on April 25, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Data Dictionary to Meta Data II -- Simple Text Wrangling and Factor Creation in R

My blog last week articulated a first shot at automating the creation of meta data…

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Added by steve miller on April 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

From Data Dictionary to Meta Data with Simple Text Wrangling in Python

My last DSC blog left me a bit disappointed. While the loads of the beefy household and population files for the American Community Survey worked well, the data, just about entirely integer, represents categorical attributes whose meta info is not…

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Added by steve miller on April 11, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

American Community Survey data in R

I met up with an old grad school friend a few weeks back. He's an accomplished professor of demography, basically the statistical study of populations, particularly surrounding births, deaths, and fertility. Where he once traveled extensively to conduct…

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Added by steve miller on April 4, 2018 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

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