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Bringing down the Empire

REBEL SCUM
Star Wars, In One Chart
How does the most fearsome military force in the galaxy get whittled down from 6.8 million troops to 700k? This chart chronicles the casualties sustained by the Empire, from Rogue One to Return of the Jedi. - FiveThirtyEight

WHAT THE CAC?
How To (Actually) Calculate CAC
Quick: What’s the difference between customer acquisition cost (CAC) and cost per acquisition (CPA)? If you hesitated, this post is for you. - Brian Balfour

CHECK THE PULSE
What’s the state of the job market in data science and machine learning?
“Th[e] proliferation of courses, resources, books and startups would hint that machine learning is becoming more and more accessible to the average programmer and that the market is on track to getting saturated quickly. Is this the current trend?” - Hacker News

PLOT ME THIS
Visualizing Distributions
16 ways to display distributions, from the barcode chart to the bean plot. - Darkhorse Analytics

THAT’S A WRAP
A non-comprehensive list of awesome things other people did in 2016
Here’s a good year-in-review for all you stats lovers out there. - Simply Statistics

New from Mode

We couldn’t resist sneaking in one more feature before the holidays. Now you can see how your company is using Mode on the new Stats page. For a recap of all 12 13 features we launched in December, check out the blog.