Can Mia Love Hold Her Seat?

So it is election time again, and by and large I ignore politics. I just try to stay out of it, not that I don’t care, but because I don’t want to be seen as being overtly campaigning for one person or another. For context, I live in Utah’s 4th congressional district. My current representative… Continue reading Can Mia Love Hold Her Seat?

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How to Hire My First Data Scientist

Usually, I write a tutorial for other data scientists, or individuals that want to become data scientists. Today, I wanted to write a tutorial for managers that have never hired a data scientist before. Hopefully, my data scientist friends will find value in this tutorial for managers just as informative as they would from learning… Continue reading How to Hire My First Data Scientist

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Fourier Transforms, Fraud, and Fun

I recently backwards engineered the algorithm that some unsavory characters were using to brute force find real credit card numbers and fraudulently charge them. The backbone to reverse engineering their algorithm was the Fourier Transform. I think that this is probably one of the most useful mathematical concepts that I ever learned. It falls right… Continue reading Fourier Transforms, Fraud, and Fun

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Publishing a Bokeh App to Heroku

This is the last of three posts. In the first post we did some really fun Bayesian modeling. Specifically, we built a longitudinal or panel data model using a Bayesian model with fixed effects for states and time. And what we found was that increasing the cigarette tax would decrease health care expenditures in a… Continue reading Publishing a Bokeh App to Heroku

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