Bringing down the Empire
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
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.