Tag Archives: data storage

Shapes and Images in Dataviz: Making Choices for Optimal Communication

If you use good judgment in choosing chapes and images to add to your data visualizations, your audience will be enlightened.

Shapes and images in dataviz, if chosen wisely, can greatly enhance the communicative value of the visualization. Read my blog post for tips in selecting shapes for data visualizations!

Data Science Coaching: Improve your Grade – or your Career!

Sometimes college students need an academic coach, but other times, career professionals need advice from a peer.

Data science coaching for the right person at the right time can empower them to quickly turn around their grades in college, immediately wrap up a portfolio project, or springboard their career into management or higher! Read my blog to see how.

Reducing Query Cost (and Making Better Use of Your Time)

Slow queries can happen in SAS, R, Python, SQL or any database language. These slow queries have a cost.

Reducing query cost is especially important in SAS – but do you know how to do it, or what it even means? Read my blog post to learn why this is important in health data analytics.

Referring to Columns in R by Name Rather than Number has Pros and Cons

There are different ways to refer to variables in R dataframes. You can use a field names, and you can also use field numbers.

Referring to columns in R can be done using both number and field name syntax. Although field name syntax is easier to use in programming, my blog demonstrates how you can use column numbers to make automation easier.

AI on the Edge: What it is, and Data Storage Challenges it Poses

AI on the edge refers to doing the AI processing and equations at the site of the object collecting the data.

“AI on the edge” was a new term for me that I learned from Marc Staimer, founder of Dragon Slayer Consulting, who was interviewed in a podcast. Marc explained how AI on the edge poses a data storage problem, and my blog post proposes a solution!

Native Formats in SAS and R for Data Are Different: Here’s How!

Why use particular data formats for different programming languages in statistics? Because the programs can then process the data faster and with more accuracy.

Native formats in SAS and R of data objects have different qualities – and there are reasons behind these differences. Learn about them in this blog post!

Confused when Downloading BRFSS Data? Here is a Guide

You can download public data from health surveillance surveys. However, you have to know how to locate it on the web site.

I use the datasets from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) to demonstrate in a lot of my data science tutorials. The BRFSS are free and available to the public – but they are kind of buried on the web site. This blog post serves as a “map” to help you find them!

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