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Historic Wildfire Data: Exploratory Visualization in R

In recent weeks, news of the devastating wildfires sweeping parts of the US state of California have featured prominently in the news. While most wildfires are started accidentally by humans, weather conditions like wind and drought can exacerbate fires’ spread and intensity. Improved understanding of historical wildfire trends and causes can inform fire management and […]

3 Mighty Good Reasons to Learn R for Data Science

Ahoy, mateys! Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day! You may think a pirate’s life sounds like fun, but it isn’t all buried treasure and singing yo-ho-ho. Pirates have lots to do: Predicting profitability of plundering events based on crew size and ship features Optimizing trade routes to avoid the law, storms, and other pirates […]

Using Linear Regression for Predictive Modeling in R

Predictive models are extremely useful for forecasting future outcomes and estimating metrics that are impractical to measure. For example, data scientists could use predictive models to forecast crop yields based on rainfall and temperature, or to determine whether patients with certain traits are more likely to react badly to a new medication. Before we talk […]

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