What's the most successful Dancing With the Stars "Profession"? Visualizing with {gt}

Motivation During this pandemic I’ve found a source of comfort in Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). I’ve never watched any other season before and I think a large part of starting now are:

An Attempt at Tweaking the Electoral College

Motivation With the 2020 Election wrapping up and a renewed discussion about the merits of the Electoral College I’ve been thinking more about the system and why it might be the way it is.

Sequence Mining My Browsing History with arulesSequences

Typically when thinking of pattern mining people tend to think of Market Basket Analysis with the conventional example showing people typically buy both Beer and Diapers in the same trip.

Looking for Media Bias in Coverage of Trump's COVID Diagnosis

Within the United States, especially these last few years, there has been an increased focus on “fake news” or “bias in the media”. Fox News typically is the poster-child for right-wing bias and everything else seems to be the poster child for left-wing bias.

What's The Best Day to Get Married?

TL;DR There really isn’t a best day to get married as there isn’t much differentiation between various days. Both as part of this analysis and in life. Do what’s best for you and your relationship.

COVID-19s Impact on the NYC Subway System

At 8pm on March 22nd, 2020, the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order became effective and New York City went on lockdown until June 8th, when the Phase 1 reopening began.

What's the Difference Between Instagram and TikTok? Using Word Embeddings to Find Out

TL;DR Instagram - Tiktok = Photos, Photographers and Selfies Tiktok - Instagram = Witchcraft and Teens but read the whole post to find out why! Purpose The original intent of this post was to learn to train my own Word2Vec model, however, as is a running theme.

A Racing Barplot of Top US Baby Names 1880-2018

A few month’s back Mrs. JLaw and I were discussing baby names (purely for academic purposes) and it got me thinking about how have popular names changed over time. It was a particular interest to me as someone who had a name that was somewhat popular for a while and has since fallen out of fashion.