November 2017 | Civis Analytics

Month November 2017

Non-profits: Here’s Your Chance to Ask America Anything

Non-profits: Here’s Your Chance to Ask America Anything

by Jennifer G.

I’m Jennifer Galamba, a Survey Scientist here at Civis. I help a range of businesses and not-for-profit organizations uncover how their supporters and customers think, react, and behave. We find out what matters to the American public and share it with our clients—from Fortune 100 companies to not-for-profit organizations. We’re especially proud to help our not-for-profit clients take effective action—clients...

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Counting Turkeys on Twitter with Apache Spark

Counting Turkeys on Twitter with Apache Spark

by Michael H.

At Civis, we are continuing to work more and more with Apache Spark, a tool which is almost synonymous with #BigData these days. With Thanksgiving coming up, let’s use Spark to analyze some tweets about Thanksgiving from last year (2016). Goals of this post: Do some fun and interesting analyses of Twitter data in time for Turkey Day. Provide an...

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Civis R&D Bookshelf: Project Management Edition

by Elizabeth S.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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Civis R&D Bookshelf: How Neural Nets Work and When You Might Not Need Them

by Keith I.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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Multiple languages, one team: Bringing R and Python together with Civis Platform

by Michael H.

What follows is a brief example of how the Civis Platform enables data scientists to collaborate effectively. Data scientists work in unique contexts and use different programming languages, even within the same organization, making collaboration a constant challenge. Consider two data scientists, whom I’ll call Alice and Bob. Alice and Bob need to work together on a project with a...

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Civis R&D Bookshelf: AlphaGo Zero, testing machine learning code, and more

by Peter S.

This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog posts, scientific articles, and other things that they have read about recently, along with a little commentary about why these things are worth checking out. Are you reading anything...

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