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On the Seasonality of Hoppy Beers
Hops are what give beer a bitter, tangy, citrusy, earthy, fruity, floral, herbal, woody, piney, and/or a spicy aromas and flavors. Originally they were used as a preservative because of their natural antimicrobial powers, now they are a defining characteristic … Continue reading
Using DPLYR in R: A Quicker, Easier Way to Work with Data
As I promised, I thought I would show an example using DPLYR. I decided to create my own data set, instead of going with a canned data set in R. I did this to preface my next few posts. After … Continue reading
Fast Data Frame Modification in R
One of the frequent data structures I use in R is a data frame. Data frames are similar to matrices except they allow different types of variables in each column. I always rejoice when I can reduce the analysis at … Continue reading
Big Data Introduction
Happy Holidays! For the next few posts, I will be talking about using some tools/tricks on big data. I think that the term 'big data' gets thrown around a bit much these days. The more common definition of big data … Continue reading
Intro to Survey Analysis
Lately, more people have approached me with questions on how to analyze survey data. There are very interesting problems associated with survey analysis. In dealing with surveys, I have seen mistakes made in creating them. Here are some general rules … Continue reading
Approaching Data Analysis
All data analysis projects start with a problem. We (hopefully) form a hypothesis before exploring the data, and we go about trying to confirm/disprove hypotheses with statistical procedures. These statistical procedures could be a simple ttest, a more complicated nonparametric … Continue reading