I love Funfetti cake, and I really like experiments and data. Check out how this blogger created an experiment to work through some heat mapping, and visualization of ranked order to compare different recipes for funfetti cakes. I know that I will use this guide to figure out what types of funfetti cake I will … Continue reading Funfetti Cake and Data
We are currently experiencing a glut of worldwide sports entertainment with the World Cup wrapping up this weekend, the 105th edition of Le Tour de France cycling race throughout the month of July, and the Wimbledon tennis championships all taking place simultaneously. To help keep pace with every minute-by-minute development, we've found 2 excellent data … Continue reading 2 Fantastic Examples of Visualizing Sports Data
I am chronically behind on watching TV and movies - I haven't seen Frozen yet and that was a huge hit in 2013! With the summer heat I have been looking to spend some time catching up on movies and TV shows. Mental Floss did an analysis of popular movies by state through Google Trends … Continue reading Mapping: Popular Pixar Movies by State
The Nonprofit Quarterly writes this month about the robust fundraising growth trend seen by American theatres from 2013 to 2016. While strategic partnership with corporate, government, and foundation entities continue to be key funding sources, Stuart Miller, writing for American Theatre, offers the following insights into recent success: Increased sophistication in campaign and strategic planning among … Continue reading Theatres Enjoy Robust Fundraising Growth with Dynamic Modeling
If you're joining your coworkers in the time-honored workplace tradition of Secret Santa this holiday season, look no further than this R function to improve efficiency and have a bit of fun too! For those who may not be familiar with this particular holiday tradition, a group of people get together and everyone purchases a … Continue reading Improving your office Secret Santa with R (yes, really!)
Around the BWF Insight offices, the start of the NHL regular season is a BIG deal. Huge. So we were very excited to see this post from the good folks at SportsNet. The analysis hinges on combining three separate models into an ensemble of regular season performance for each team across the league (yes, even … Continue reading 2017-2018 NHL Predictions!
IEEE Spectrum, the IEEE's magazine and website for engineering and applied sciences professionals, wrote last month about 2017's Top Programming Languages. Data journalist Nick Diakopolous combined 12 metrics from ten online sources to rank 48 programming languages in an interactive online format. The biggest finding? Python jumped to the top spot this year, after having … Continue reading Python among 2017’s top programming languages
It is interesting to see how the art and science of fundraising works and how data is gaining more traction in the nonprofit space. Check out this article from HuffPost about nonprofits using data to reach their fundraising goals. To learn more about how the BWF Insight team uses data and analytics to help fundraisers all around … Continue reading Data All Around Us