August 2016 | Civis Analytics

Month August 2016

GephiForceDiagramTool: Automatically create attractive network visualizations

GephiForceDiagramTool: Automatically create attractive network visualizations

by Adrianna J.

One aspect of the people-centered data science that we do at Civis is social network analysis. Connections between people in the online or physical world can give us insight into how a population can be segmented or how information spreads in a community. As we look to get the most extensive understanding of these network connections, we have turned to...

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glmnet for Python

glmnet for Python

by Bill L.

I’ve learned many things since I joined Civis. Least expected though is a new appreciation for simple linear regression and classification models. Shortly after I started, I was asked to evaluate a collection of modeling pipelines on a sample of typical prediction problems at Civis. Glancing at the list, I distinctly remember thinking the real task here was to measure...

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Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

by Allison Sullivan

Recently, I participated in my first design sprint. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a design sprint is an intense, week long program where designers, engineers, and subject matter experts focus on creating a prototype of a new product and then testing the product on potential customers. In the past, I’d consulted on product development projects, but only...

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