The Data Management Skillbuilding Hub contains resources for better data management and is open to community input and update. These resources are adaptable across a range of contexts and intended for use by researchers, teachers, librarians, or anyone who wants to learn better data management practices. Each tile below contains a lesson in slide format with annotations, a one page handout that distills the main message, and a hands-on exercise.
Until last month I hadn't heard of diplomatics. It's the discipline of studying historical documents, and comes from the word 'diploma', as in 'verifying that someone hasn't faked their records' (I'm paraphrasing here). But this discipline of verification has some useful lessons for journalists — particularly data journalists — because it provides a very…
Making useful predictions in healthcare, Michael Rothman, Chief Science Officer and Joseph Beals VP, Informatics explains the actionable insights predictive modeling can bring to a real-world healthcare setting on the latest PeraHealth Insights Blog.
People made 1.35 billion journeys on London's iconic tube network last year.
Every weekday, London sees 2 million people commuting in on the tube... and 2 million commuting back.
This is London's pulse.
Launched from Cape Canaveral on 18 April, TESS features four 16.8-megapixel cameras, each equipped with four state-of-the art CCD detectors. If all goes well, the spacecraft will spend at least two years mapping the sky, on the lookout for the tell-tale dimming that occurs when an exoplanet moves in front of its star as viewed from Earth.
The goal is to map 85 percent of the sky, identifying as many exoplanet candidates as possible with an emphasis on finding Earth-size to super-Earth-size terrestrial worlds orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars where the temperature would allow water to exist as a liquid – a requirement for life as it’s known on Earth.
Hadley Wickham is the most important developer for the programming language R. Wes McKinney is among the most important developers for programming language Python. The two languages, which are free to use, are often seen as competitors in the world of data science. Wickham and McKinney don't think the rivalry is necessary. In fact, they think that...