What Makes Some Algorithms Better and a First Look at Big O Notation

In our first code lab on estimating pi with dart throwing, we talked briefly about algorithms. If you're new to algorithms, we can think of them as recipes, or instructions,...

Exploring Trends in Urban Bike Share Data

In our last two posts, we went over how to start making data visualizations in R with ggplot2. Now that we've finished that series, let's work on a Code Lab...

Getting Started with Data Visualizations in R (Part 2)

In our last post on Getting Started with Data Visualizations in R, we went over how to start using ggplot2 in R. We learned how to set up a basic...

Getting Started with Data Visualizations in R (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered how to make colorful and interesting plots and charts for data visualization? Today’s post is Part 1 of a two-part series on getting started with data...

Career Chat Featuring Astronaut Victor Glover

This is the first post in a new Career Chat series featuring interviews with mathematicians, statisticians, data scientists, and people who work with math, statistics, and data. Although I originally...

Uncertainty Quantification with the Central Limit Theorem

In our last post, we approximated the mathematical constant \(\pi\) with simulated dart throwing in R. We also saw that, in general, as we increased the number of darts we...