Tag Archives: data storage

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

Many images of colorful database shapes on a rainbow background

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!