Summer 2018 Projects and Internships

For Spring and Summer 2018, the Data Library will be hosting summer analysts and data scientists to work on special projects. Special Social Analysis Projects Pursue special projects in social analysis with large, individual-level  datasets like IPUMS, GSS and NLSY....
San Diego Data Knowledge Base

San Diego Data Knowledge Base

We’re working on building a new knowledge base, a collection of example Jupyter notebooks related to projects the Library has been working on.  The notebooks include detailed analyses using Jupyter, Python, Pandas and other tools, with most of the notebooks...

Exploring San Diego Crime Data using Python – Workshop

Tonight at Downtown Works,  SCALE San Diego and Open San Diego are hosting a workshop on analyzing crime data with Python, Pandas and Matplotlib. Unlike past analysis we done at the Library on San Diego Crime, this analysis uses data from the San Diego Police, rather...

Explore Society with Social Data

Tonight we’ll be meeting to talk about two important collections of survey data, The General Social Survey (GSS) and a broad collection of integrated survey datasets, IPUMS.org. Additionally, we’ll be meeting with David Lynn, founder of Mission Driven...

Explore Social Issues with Microdata

In this Hands-On presentation, we’ll be exploring social issues using two sources of microdata: The General Social Survey , a 40 year survey program that asks a representative sample of Americans questions on a huge number of social issues, and IPUMS, a curated,...

Mission Driven Credit Analysis

We’re excited to announce the first of our next round of social data projects. Mission Driven Finance is a San Diego impact investment fund that provides loans to nonprofits, social enterprises, and businesses that benefit the San Diego community.  MDF is...

Pro Bono Data Analysis This Summer

For Summer of 2017, The San Diego Regional Data Library will be running a data internship program, working on pro-bono data analysis projects for nonprofits, governments and journalists in San Diego County. If your organization has questions that can be answered with...

When Data Goes Bad

Data analysts should always be skeptical of their data, because it very often goes bad. The Quartz bad data guide is a summary of the most common data flaws, from automatic Excel conversions to inappropriate use of Margins of...

Age-Friendly Communities

Project Management Site Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) works to improve the quality of  residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE)  by making public RCFE records and reports easier to find, search and understand. This recent article in Senior...

Age Friendly Communities Project

At tomorrow night’s meeting, we’ll be kicking off two new data projects. The first is the Health Food Access project, previously announced, and the second is the Age Friendly Communities project, for which we’ve just posted the project page. In this...