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Data Organization in Spreadsheets

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00031305.2017.1375989 ABSTRACT Spreadsheets are widely used software tools for data entry, storage, analysis, and visualization. Focusing on the data entry and storage aspects, this article offers practical recommendations for organizing spreadsheet data to reduce errors and ease later analyses. The basic principles are: be consistent, write dates like YYYY-MM-DD, do not leave any cells empty, put just one thing in a cell, organize the data as a single rectangle (with subjects as rows and variables as columns, and with a single header row), create a data dictionary, do not include calculations in the raw data files, do not use […]

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Who needs democracy when you have data?

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Who needs democracy when you have data? https://ift.tt/2MqgCSM In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “electronic democracy,” in which a single citizen, selected to represent an entire population, responded to questions generated by a computer named Multivac. The machine took this data and calculated the results of an election that therefore never needed to happen. Asimov’s story was set in Bloomington, Indiana, but today an approximation of Multivac is being built in China. For any authoritarian regime, “there is a basic problem for the center of figuring out what’s going on at […]

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Technical Analysis of the Blockchain – Hacker Noon

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

Technical Analysis of the Blockchain – Hacker Noon https://ift.tt/2PwRhUg Briefly about using Blockchain explorers, analytical and rating websites, historical data and other resources for getting better vision on cryptocurrency world As Technical Blockchain analyst in ICORating I often get tasks to analyse blockchains, ICOprojects, visualise lot of data and more other tasks connected with Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. For better understanding of the cryptocurrency market we need to analyse it in-depth. There are many popular tools like CoinMarketCap, rating agencies (ICORating, ICODrops, CoinGecko, etc.), social media (Cointelegraph, Coindesk, etc.). But let’s see how they get this data and what they use […]

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Use our personal data for the common good

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Use our personal data for the common good https://ift.tt/2GeKiuO Data science brings enormous potential for good — for example, to improve the delivery of public services, and even to track and fight modern slavery. No wonder researchers around the world — including members of my own organization, the Royal Statistical Society in London — have had their heads in their hands over headlines about how Facebook and the data-analytics company Cambridge Analytica might have handled personal data. We know that trustworthiness underpins public support for data innovation, and we have just seen what happens when that trust is lost. Allegations […]

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Nonrivalry and the Economics of Data

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

Christopher Tonetti – Home Page https://ift.tt/2PtVmbz http://christophertonetti.com/files/papers/JonesTonetti_DataNonrivalry.pdf Publish via September 2, 2018 at 12:42PM https://ift.tt/2PtVmbz

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Data’s value: how and why should we measure it? – The ODI

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Data’s value: how and why should we measure it? – The ODI https://ift.tt/2PsLqz7 Data’s value is more than the sum of its parts There are many issues with the oft-made adage that ‘data is the new oil’. The two differ in many characteristics; data is superabundant compared to the finite oil supply and is non-rivalrous in nature. Data, as an intangible asset, is characterised by externalities or spillovers, whereby its production or consumption benefits or harms third parties. Managed well – and in a way that reduces harm – data can be an important public good, which can help businesses […]

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The economic value of data: discussion paper

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

The economic value of data: discussion paper https://ift.tt/2n6KzYS Policy paper The economic value of data: discussion paper A discussion paper on the economic value of data and the challenges to address to strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in data-driven innovation. Documents Ref: ISBN 978-1-912225-80-4 , PU2169 PDF, 486KB, 23 pages Details Data is the fuel of the digital economy. Technological change has radically increased both the volume of data in the economy, and our ability to process it. This presents an opportunity to transform our economy and society for the better. This discussion paper provides an assessment […]