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NYC Data Science Academy's Blog – March 2017 Archive (10)

Anime Reviews and Scores

Contributed by Yisong Tao. 

Anime, the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese, refers to animation from Japan. Its style is often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters, and fantastical themes As someone who watched lots of anime growing up, I turned my sight to the largest anime and manga database and community - MyAnimeList.net.

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The website is…

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New York City Public High Schools

Contributed by Yisong Tao. 

Choosing a high school is one of the first big decisions in life. With over 400 public high schools in New York City, the families of students can be overwhelmed by the long list of schools, each of which promises secondary education for students with curriculum ranging from biology to engineering to musical theater. The options seem endless. Using the public high school data sets released by NYC Department of Education, I made this…

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Visualizing the Game Style and Shooting Performance among Superstars via NBA Shot-log

Contributed by Xinyuan Wu. 

In the NBA, a top player makes around a thousand shots during the entire regular season. A question worth asking is: What information can we get by looking at these shots? As a basketball fan for more than 10 years, I am particularly interested in discovering facts that can not be directly seen on live TV. When I was surfing on web last week, I found a data set called NBA shot-log from Kaggle. This data summarizes every shot made by each…

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Exploring Vehicular Collisions within NYC

Contributed by Regan Yee.

New York City — it's known for its fast walkers, busy people, and of course aggressive drivers. Many people who live here know that it is a nightmare to drive here; there are too many cars, too few parking spots, jaywalkers, cyclists, flashing lights, honking, and the list goes on. It's no wonder that after living here for a majority of my life that traffic conditions in Boston felt very tame in comparison. When I was in Boston for college, the…

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Finding Influencers on Twitter

Contributed by Oamar Gianan. He enrolled in the NYC Data Science Academy 12-week full time Data Science Bootcamp program taking place between September 23, 2016 and December 23, 2016. The original article can be found here.

Have you been followed on Twitter or Instagram by someone you don't know? I get this a lot. And so to avoid being thought of as rude, I follow back.…

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Scraping NSF Awards to Create Database of Active STEM Researchers

Contributed by Nathan Stevens. He enrolled in the NYC Data Science Academy 12-week full time Data Science Bootcamp program taking place between September 23, 2016 and December 23, 2016. The original article can be found here.

Introduction



There a numerous use cases for having a searchable database of active STEM (Science Technology…

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Pokemon tracker in selected places using inferential statistic

Contributed by Lei Zhang. 

Recently one phone game spread through the whole world, and cause a lot of interesting topic about the technique behind the game. One of the hot topic is: How to predict the pokemon spawning position?  

Here I developed an app to predict the pokemon spawning position and the probability of spawning at that position. This is the exciting news for the fans of the game, who can easily find the possible spawning position…

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IoT news headlines, before and after DDoS attacks

Contributed by Kawtar B. 

I. Introduction

The famous cartoon series “The Jetsons” predicted 53 years ago how our lives would look like in 2063 when all our “daily devices” such as home appliances or cars would be connected to the internet. In 2016, the Internet of Things (IoT) is still evolving to a convergence of multiple technologies, including wireless communication, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, embedded systems,…

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Webscraping the WSJ

Contributed by Joseph van Bemmelen.

There are many newspapers available in the New York City area that cater to different segments of the population. This project focuses on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), an international newspaper with a high circulation in the New York area. For this project, I scraped details of articles over a three-week period in order to analyze some basic metrics of the newspaper as well as some of the topics that the WSJ focuses…

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An Exploratory Analysis on US Government STEM Investments

Contributed by Jhonasttan Regalado. He enrolled in the NYC Data Science Academy 12-week full time Data Science Bootcamp program taking place between September 23, 2016 and December 23, 2016. The original article can be found …

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