Simple data analysis walk-through from one novice to another: Using Transportation Data

In this article, I attempt to demonstrate that with a minor amount of coding experience, a bit of data background, and a pinch of study and effort —even an inexperienced individual can discover insightful information from data.

Just a little background which may help provide a preface:

I’m not an…


A novice’s journey in the Udacity Data Science Nanodegree Capstone Project

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The Starbucks Capstone Project:

This article details the capstone project from Udacity Data Science Nanodegree program which is compromised of simulated data, containing offer portfolio details, customer profile details, and transcripts of interactions from the Starbucks rewards mobile app.

The task is to combine the available datasets and determine which demographic groups respond best…


Why your State Department of Transportation should look carefully at their federally procured Travel Time Data

In another article titled “Data Analysis for the Non-Analyst”, I showed how an inexperienced individual can still discover insightful information from travel time data.

Now, I will show how an individual or entity (such as a State DOT) can use the same workflow and dataset to answer questions like:

  • How…

erik mason

Data Planner and Data enthusiast at State of Alaska — Juneau, Alaska

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