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Jesus Ramos's Blog – August 2015 Archive (2)

Data Literacy & Democratic Exercise

On September 2nd, 2015, President Peña of Mexico will give his 4th State of the Country address to 120 million Mexicans (who will actually watch is another matter entirely). Given these troublesome times in terms of economy, and our endemic problems as a country, like drug traficking, corruption and violence, it will be a message worth observing and analyzing.

To this end, a few independent news outlets have taken upon themselves to embark on a live 'fact-checking' event.…


Added by Jesus Ramos on August 28, 2015 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

Why I don't like IT ppl in my Analytics team

In the beginning, there was Statistics, and for a time, it was good: it allowed Fisher to measure farm productivity. Then came Computer Science, and for a time, it was good: combined with Stats, it allowed the allies to save lives and fuel in WW2. Then came the IT barbarians, with their tool-centric religions, fads and next-coolest-framework cult. Analytics went downhill from there.


Sorry for the inflammatory intro, but despite the hyperbole, the fact remains: IT has not helped… Continue

Added by Jesus Ramos on August 4, 2015 at 10:44pm — 3 Comments

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