Long term readers (hi!) may recall my failure to achieve the target I had of reading 50 books in 2016. I had joined the 2016 Goodreads reading challenge, logged my reading activity, and hence had access to the data needed track my progress at the end of the year. It turns out that 41 books … Continue reading Books I read in 2017
Reading is one of the favoured hobbies in the DabblingWithData household. In 2016 my beloved fiance invited me to participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It's simple enough - you set a target and then see if you can read that many books. The challenge does have its detractors; you can see that an obsession with it will perversely incentivise reading … Continue reading Books I read in 2016
Despite the Harvard Business Review's insistence that data analyst is the sexiest job of the 21st century, ask a non-quant about popular references to data analyssis and you are quite likely to hear some reference to Moneyball (be that book or film). Spoiler alert: "sabermetric" data analysis enabled a baseball team with less money to … Continue reading When is it safe to stop watching the match?
The Washington Post published a nice visualisation concerning the many, many deaths in Game of Thrones yesterday - apparently there have been 456 such violent extravaganzas. Coded by season, allegiance, importance of character, method of death and other such metadata it gives a nice refresh of the important parts of the storyline. Find out which location was deadliest, which … Continue reading Every death in the Game of Thrones – a visualisation