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‘R’ You Ready to Analyze Big Data?

What is R? If you guessed, “a letter in the alphabet,” you’re only halfway right. The letter R also represents a programming language typically used by people to compile statistics as well as analyze or create visual representations of a data set. In many ways it is similar to products like Microsoft Excel, SPSS and STATA but free to download ... Read More »

Big Data Art: Twitter Meets the First Amendment

In conjunction with their current exhibition, The Power of Labeling, The Incluseum, a project run in part by iSchool PhD student Rose Paquet Kinsley, is presenting Exhibit Focus Fridays! Every Friday during this summer, they are highlighting an aspect of the exhibition. Recently, they featuring the piece “Occupy the Amendment” by iSchool PhD alum and artist Jeff Hemsley.  Here, Jeff describes his artistic process in ... Read More »

John Snow: Old School Data Innovator

(Editor’s Note: To mark the important opportunities and diversity that exists within the data economy, the iSchool and many others from across the world have joined together to present the second annual Data Innovation Day. We offer this article to celebrate the day as well as a reminder of the profound effects of data innovation throughout history.) The year is ... Read More »

Data, Data Everywhere

The Michigan Theater is at 603 East Liberty St. in Ann Arbor. Athletes Tom Brady and Cal Ripken have the same body mass index, 27—lower than Dr. Phil’s but higher than Abraham Lincoln’s. Austria’s fertility rate peaked in 1963 and has been falling steadily ever since. Q Lending Inc., of Coral Gables, Florida, received the smallest bailout from the TARP ... Read More »