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Analytics Dispatch 4/11/2016

Big Brother grew wings

Spies in the Skies
Data storytellers, take note. BuzzFeed recently published an exposé on the activity of FBI planes monitoring American cities. It's a major feat of data journalism in its own right, but what's really impressive is that the reporters made every detail of their analysis available on GitHub. - BuzzFeed

Doing Data Science Right — Your Most Common Questions Answered
This is a must-read for startup founders who want to build data science teams. It's packed with details on the inner-workings of data-driven businesses and advice on where to start based on your company's needs. - First Round Review

Data USA
Opening up government data is important, but extracting meaning from it is a whole other beast. Enter Data USA, a vast, searchable collection of visualizations of U.S. public data. - Data USA

Analyzing Your Stripe Data, Part 1: Measuring Subscription MRR
Got raw Stripe data? Want to calculate your subscription monthly recurring revenue? Lucky for you, this post provides the SQL queries you'll need, tips for data prep, and ways to tailor the analysis to your business. - Analyst Collective

The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines
It's not hard to spot the gender inequality in Hollywood, but this analysis goes beyond anecdotal evidence. These fantastic interactive visualizations make the disparity between men and women with speaking roles clear. - Polygraph

What's goin' on at Mode

In this Q&A, Drew Harry, Director of Science at Twitch, dug into the details of how his team thinks about data science.

Our friends at Segment launched Sources, a new tool to help alleviate the pain of ETL. Pipe data from third-party tools into your warehouse and get started with these customizable sales, support, and payment dashboards.

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