How often do you get wet cycling to work? Cycling in Ireland is taking off. The DublinBikes scheme is a massive success with over 10 million journeys, there’s large increases in people cycling in Irish cities, there’s a good cyclist community, and infrastructure is slowing improving around the country. However, Ireland is a rainy place! It turns out that […]

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The most recent post on this site was an analysis of how often people cycling to work actually get rained on in different cities around the world. You can check it out here. The analysis was completed using data from the Wunderground weather website, Python, specifically the Pandas and Seaborn libraries. In this post, I will […]

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Self-Organising Maps (SOMs) are an unsupervised data visualisation technique that can be used to visualise high-dimensional data sets in lower (typically 2) dimensional representations. In this post, we examine the use of R to create a SOM for customer segmentation. The figures shown here used use the 2011 Irish Census information for the greater Dublin […]

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“Is there any online reading or courses I can do to get into data analysis?” At my workplace, I get asked the question above. The question is usually posed by people typically with a finance background, who’s working as a management consultant. In this post I propose a learning path for such people to “get […]

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