Case Studies

A Data-Driven Exploration of

Our Twitter Profile was recently followed by an account belonging to GuitarsUnited. As we are always looking for new opportunities to analyze data and produce visualizations (and we happen to love musical instruments), we saw this as an opportunity to put

R Tutorials

Animating Data Transformations

A common statistical procedure is to convert a tall dataset into a wide one, or visa versa. A tall, or “tidy” format, meets the following criteria (See for more information):

  • Each variable forms a column.
  • Each observation forms a row.
  • Each type of observational unit forms
Posted on August 30, 2018
Python Tutorials

Python Ebay Web Scrape Tutorial


This blog post explains how to make a simple demo web scraping program in Python using Beautiful Soup 4. The program searches eBay using a list of item names and returns the URL, name, and price of

Posted on August 28, 2018
R Tutorials

Analyzing Unique Ingredients in World Cuisines

Cross-posted with permission from Omni Analytics Innovative Technologies Initiative (OAITI)

Certain ingredients are often staples of particular world cuisines. The use of hard cheeses in Italian cooking, and the use of masalas in Indian cooking are two particularly well-known examples. We sought out to discover what ingredients

Posted on March 15, 2018
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