Data And Analysis For Civic and Social Development

The San Diego Regional Data Library works with nonprofits, governments and journalists to answer data driven questions

Water Quality Data Project

Help build a water quality data repository for exploring one of our most important environmental issues. We’ll be collecting data to create statistical analyses and try to predict beach closures. See the announcement post for details.

 

Project Management Intern

The Data Library is recruiting a project management intern for a paid summer position. See the position posting for how to apply. 

Knowledge Base

Visit the Knowledge Base for detailed analysis of social issues, with downloadable Jupyter notebooks.

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Blog

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 lawyers'...

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Student Data Analysis Contest

Along with SDSU and Teradata, the San Diego Regional Data Library is running a data analysis contest for San Diego area High School and College students. The contest starts February 28. Top prize is $1200. For complete details and to register, see the contest...

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SDSU Datathon

Solve Social Problems for $2,700 in Prizes The San Diego Regional Data Library, the SDSU Society for Statisticians and Actuaries and Teradata are organizing a data analysis contest to aid nonprofits, journalists and government agencies in making better use...

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Little Data is a Big Idea

Even little data, such as  a list of crime incidents, locations of bus stops, or population growth estimates, is a big idea, at least according to San Diego magazine's 25 BIG...

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Data Analysis For Your Mission

Sponsor a Project in Our Student Data Analysis Contest Give your nonprofit, agency or news organization valuable data-driven insights by sponsoring a project at our student data analysis contest.  The San Diego Regional Data Library, the SDSU Society for Statisticians...

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When Will Data.gov be Useful?

Data.gov is the top level data search system for the US, with references to over 130,000 datasets from federal and state agencies. And yet, I've never successfully used it for finding data. Here is an example search for "Diabetes Rates":   So, we look for diabetes,...

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Tableau Workbook for SWITRS

Here is the Tableau workbook that we'll be using for the SPJ Hacks/Hackers Data Show event tonight. You can also get links to all of the documentation from our data...

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Student Data Analysis Contest

Give your nonprofit, agency or news organization valuable data-driven insights by sponsoring a project at our student data analysis contest.  The San Diego Regional Data Library, the SDSU Society for Statisticians and Actuaries and Teradata are organizing a data...

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Veterans Density by County

Voice of San Diego has published a story we supported, a fact-check about the density of veterans in San Diego County. You can get all of the data behind the story -- including schemas and SQL queries ! -- in our data warehouse....

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