data science Archives - Jeff Everhart

Command Line: Download Files with cURL Command

I’m not sure how I didn’t know about this command sooner since I use cURL for a few other tasks. I’ve been using WGET to download remote files, but I recently stumbled across this new little shortcut that should save me a few seconds here or there. If you’d rather just watch a short video, […]

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Building A Simple Heat Map with D3

Heat maps are a great way to analyze frequency in a data set. Beautiful and creative things happen when you are stuck in an airport for four hours. I’ve been wanting to explore heat map visualizations for awhile now, so when I had some time to kill flying back from SXSW, I decided to take […]

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Tech Tip: Randomizing Data in Microsoft Excel

Excel is a powerful data analysis tool. In this blog post, we will look at how to use the =RAND() function in Microsoft Excel to randomize a column of data. Randomizing data in Microsoft Excel could be important for a number of reasons, especially if you are trying to do any type of anonymous analysis. […]

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