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THE BIG ONE
Learning about Machine Learning with an Earthquake Example
How well can we predict whether or not someone is prepared for an earthquake? - Simply Statistics

IN PLAIN SIGHT
The Zero Bug
Hidden errors can be worse than visible errors. This post presents a fallacy that plagues many data analysts: common data aggregation tools usually can’t “count to zero” from examples. - Win-Vector Blog

DRIED UP
3 Data Viz Hacks We Learned While Mapping Drought Data
Sensors, beacons, GPS data, and satellites have been able to generate a deluge of big data about the U.S. drought. But some of the most meaningful insights can be found by taking a “small data” approach to location data. - CARTO

BETTER DATA > BIG DATA
[PRESENTATION] Tips & Tricks for Feature Engineering / Applied Machine Learning
One commenter put it best: “Probably the best feature engineering slides I have found [on] the internet.” Need we say more? - HJ van Veen

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM?
Partisan Conflict and Congressional Outreach
This analysis of more than 200,000 press releases and Facebook posts from members of the 114th Congress quantifies how often legislators “go negative” in their outreach to the public. - Pew Research Center

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