Part 1: Predicting Amazon review ratings with text analytics in Python

In this post, I summarize how you can use text within Amazon review data to identify topics and predict user rating. A more detailed discussion with examples can be found in the notebook at the end of this post. The code is just a starting point and there is certainly lots of room for a more …

Are more crimes reported in NYC during full moons?

One popular urban legend holds that people behave more erratically during full moons. To try and measure this behavior, I used NYPD Complaint Data from 2005 to 2016 and compared it against lunar phase data. I broke down the results by day of week (Sun-Sat) as well as category (Felony, Misdemeanor, Violation) and compared the average …