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Reflections on Liberating Corporate Data through #FlashHacks

So far this year, I’ve had the privilege of attending many #FlashHacks events, data liberation hackathons run by OpenCorporates, which runs the world’s largest open companies database… 960 more words

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How Can We Improve Baseball?

I’ll use this article as a philosophical defense of my answer to the question how can we improve baseball? Here’s my three-step plan.

Step 1: Use the Pitchf/x replay system to determine balls and strikes, and use a replay system (similar to Hawk Eye in tennis) to determine foul balls. 1,436 more words


Odyssey JS

A browser-based application for using maps to tell the story of a journey. It’s a bit beta at the moment, but is really easy to use and will suit the non-coders among us. 19 more words

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Using Sabermetrics to Determine The Best Second-Half Breakouts

This season there have been some players who have underperformed from their career norms. Here is a hitter and a pitcher I expect to bounce back for the final two months of the season based on batted ball data have been unlucky. 767 more words


Data-Jitsu: Dawn of the data journalist

Here’s an unedited version of my story from June’s World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul this year, published June 9 2015 on Scidev.net : 893 more words

More than 3,000 malnutrition inpatients in 46 NHS foundation trusts in 2014; how to manage the health conditions of inpatients?

There were 3,324 malnourished inpatients in NHS hospitals managed by 46 foundation trusts in 2014. Figures have been increasing due to the increase of inpatients since 2011, and more than 40% of malnourished inpatients were in Gateshead NHS foundation trust. 832 more words

Data Journalism