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Answering the big questions (this time, in chemistry)

When I was a kid, I drove my parents and teachers absolutely insane by my need to know why things are the way they are. This was particularly tough on my poor chemistry teacher, constantly...

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Draw a map of the districts of Budapest using the Overpass API of OpenStreetMap and Python

Ever wondered how to draw a map of less common geographical areas? Perhaps even colour them based on some data? This is the first in a series of two tutorials that show you how to build this from…

Here’s how we upgraded our marketing analytics – Starschema Blog – Medium
I hate interrupting my analysis workflow by tabbing between different applications and interfaces. It’s irritating, decreases your productivity and just makes things harder to understand. Therefore…
ITSM Analytics – Starschema Blog – Medium
Information Technology has become the backbone of almost every business in the last few decades, driving productivity and efficiency in every business function. Today, IT organizations have more data…
JIT fast! Supercharge tensor processing in Python with JIT compilation
At Starschema, we’re constantly looking for ways to speed up some of the computationally intensive tasks we’re dealing with. Since a good amount of our work involves image processing, this means that…
Employee turnover dashboard for your HR department.
“The ratio of the number of employees that leave a company through attrition, dismissal, or resignation during a period to the number of employees on payroll during the same period.” —…
Tableau Version Control is here to make your life easier
If you are a Tableau server admin or interact with your Tableau admin, then the chances of you desperately crying out for their help over some accidental action is a quiet common possibility…
Elevation, Voronoi and other spatial specialties in Tableau
People are generally lazy, but the laziness can be overridden through aesthetically pleasing content. We want visualizations that effortlessly communicates the core idea. The new Tableau Mapbox…
Digging deeper into ensemble learning
Have you ever wondered how combining weak predictors can yield a strong predictor? Ensemble Learning is the answer! This is the second of a pair of articles in which I will explore ensemble learning…
Combine your machine learning models for better out-of-sample accuracy
Have you ever wondered how combining weak predictors can yield a strong predictor? Ensemble Learning is the answer! This is the first of a pair of articles in which I will explore ensemble learning…
Growing Neural Gas for Good: quantifying hard retinal exudates in diabetic retinopathy using GNGs
Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness in the developed world. Read how an uncommon neural network algorithm can be used to quantify the extent of disease.
Self-Organising Feature Maps for fun and profit
This is Part 2 of a three-part series on competitive neural networks. You can find Part 1, an introduction to competitive neural networks, here. Part 3, which looks at a different competitive…
Funderstanding competitive neural networks
Funderstanding is a little term I came up with a few years ago for fun ways of understanding complex concepts. The typical university way of teaching something is by laying the theoretical groundwork…
YOUR DASHBOARD IS WATCHING YOU — YOU ARE BEING TRACKED
Data analysts work on improving your dashboard, and developing new features day and night, over the weekend, with eating or drinking being a low priority. Tableau end users then enjoy the fruit of…
EXTENSIONS IN TABLEAU AND “EXTENSIONS” ACROSS THE OCEAN
Nowadays, we are big on extensions. Starschema opened its new office across the Pond in D.C. Settling into our office in a usual American highrise building, many people wanted to know what our…
Tableau Conference 2018 Guide – Starschema Blog – Medium
We have invited the best and brightest of our “data musicians” to create the festival of data at the birthplace of jazz. Sounds like music to your ears? Tableau Conference 2018 has a mission. To…
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