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Why We Love Models

Why We Love Models

by Civis Analytics

Here at Civis, we love models. But not the ones that wear swimsuits or walk down runways: the kind of curves we care about are mathematical representations of human behavior, and we employ models to predict everything from political beliefs to consumer preferences. Why Model? Imagine that it’s your friend’s birthday, but you don’t know what present to buy for...

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Measuring Pi with Lentils and Python

by Civis Analytics

Here at Civis, we like to have fun. And what’s more fun than coming up with new and creative ways to measure pi? For our recent one-year anniversary party, we hosted a Civis Science Fair in our shiny new office. Joerg Rings and I decided to use the occasion to teach people about a common computational technique called the Monte...

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