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Not So Standard Deviations

Feb 11, 2018

Hilary and Roger follow up on his talk at WEHI and the discussion on intelligence analysts. They also discuss Microsoft's R-related tools, movie spoilers, and other miscellaneous topics.

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Jan 29, 2018

Hilary and Roger discuss the connection between intelligence analysts and data scientists, and Hilary helps Roger prepare for an upcoming talk.

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Engineers Shouldn’t Write ETL -

Introduction to the “Duke Saga”:

Jan 12, 2018

Hilary and Roger welcome the new year by discussing Excel (again), why talking to people who generate data matters, meditation and neuroscience, and trust vs. quality in data analysis.

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Python in Excel:

Dec 15, 2017

An end-of-year episode chock full of topics! Roger and Hilary discuss using Excel, detecting serial killers, counting hurricane-related deaths, and whether it's possible to evaluate a data analysis without knowing who the author is. 

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Dec 4, 2017

Hilary and Roger revisit GANs and discuss what makes for a good data analysis.

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