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Simplicity out of Complexity: Data Visualization

The APDU Annual Conference kicked off with a breakout session focusing on visualizing and communicating data to the public. Considering that data is the new oil, given organizations’ high willingness to pay and need for data on themselves and consumers, it is important to keep the audience in mind when presenting data. As many time-constrained […]

October 1, 2014
Future of Big Data and Federal Statistical Agencies

If the APDU conference presentations are an indication, federal statistical agencies have ambitious plans for the improvement of their programs. Julia Lane of American Institutes of Research discussed new paradigms, analysis, and infrastructure involved in big data in the Keynote speech, titled Innovations in Public Data. In addition, Conference presenters from the Census Bureau, On […]

September 25, 2014
Data Science and Statistics

Is Data Science a disruptive anomaly to traditional statisticians? Or, are they one and the same thing with Data Science simply an extension of traditional statistics? There are a number of articles highlighting the differences between them throughout the internet. There are also some credible arguments describing the need for more statisticians in the Data […]

June 26, 2014