Data Science in Python: Olympic Gold

The first assignment for the University of Michigan course ‘Introduction to Data Science in Python’ on Coursera requires some basic data cleaning, and analysis using Pandas. Continue reading Data Science in Python: Olympic Gold

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Charting in Python: Weather Data

This post explores weather data – more specifically, daily maximum and minimum temperatures – for the Netherlands between 2005 and 2015, as part of Assignment II in the Coursera course ‘Applied Plotting, Charting & Data Representation in Python’ by the University of Michigan. Continue reading Charting in Python: Weather Data

When the Winds of Winter return: Game of Thrones episode running time

The new season of Game of Thrones premiers in a little over a month on July 16th; it is set to have seven episodes instead of the usual ten. We do get longer episodes, with the last two – S07E06 and S07E07 – both breaking the show’s record for longest episode. Continue reading When the Winds of Winter return: Game of Thrones episode running time

Stats & Politics: House of Representatives (2012-2017)

With elections coming up for the Dutch House of Representatives, it is time to reflect once more on the past four years. What can the past four years possibly tell us about the next four? Continue reading Stats & Politics: House of Representatives (2012-2017)

Stats & SNL: Other Projects By Cast, Crew and Alums

During the 2016 U.S. election cycle, I watched one of SNL’s Democratic Debate cold opens. It probably wasn’t the first sketch I ever saw, but it was the first one that made me want to see more. I knew SNL first as a name that sounded vaguely familiar, and later as that show my American friends referenced without context, and I never got any of the jokes. Continue reading Stats & SNL: Other Projects By Cast, Crew and Alums

Stats & Politics: Women in Parliament

In 1917, just shy of a hundred years ago, a constitutional amendment1 gave women in the Netherlands the right to run for office. A year later, Suze Groeneweg was the first woman to be elected as a House representative2Continue reading Stats & Politics: Women in Parliament