San Diego Smart Streetlamp Training

I’m in training this afternoon for using the API for San Diego’s CityIQ Smart street lamps.  These street lamps have cameras and computers that can detect and report: Parking, cars moving into and out of a parking space Count and speed of cars in street...

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...

2015 Data Contest Winners

We completed our 2015 Data Contest with final presentations and winners at the awards ceremony on Tuesday. Here are the winners and their presentations: UCSD MAS Data Science, Time and Space Analysis of Food Distribution Presentation Narrative irHacker, California...

Data Contest Submissions

We completed the 2015 SDSU Data Contest on Saturday, with a fantastic collection of excellent submissions. The Judges are reviewing them now, but until you learn the winners at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, you can see all of the submissions here. Everyone is...

When Average Fails: Bimodal Distributions

Probably the most common statistic that people deal with is the average, which can often be a good approximation of the typical or general case. However, there are many cases where the average fails, and the most extreme example I’ve seen in recent data is...