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Analytics Dispatch 3/15/2021

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RAISE PLEASE
How Much Minimum Wage Changed in Each State
Here’s a plot of minimum wage by state, from 1968 to now. Some states went up, some follow the federal minimum, and others don't budge. - FlowingData

FORTUNE TELLER
Introductory Time Series Forecasting With Torch
“In this post, we build a network that uses a sequence of observations to predict a value for the very next point in time. What if we’d like to forecast a sequence of values, corresponding to, say, a week or a month of measurements?” - RStudio AI Blog

EVERYBODY IN
Artificial Intelligence and Inclusion: Formerly Gang-Involved Youth as Domain Experts for Analyzing Unstructured Twitter Data
Folks who train algorithms, take note: this mixture of social work and data science is a shining example of how to create AI with a positive social impact. - SAGE Journals

GET IT OUT
The Data is in the Details
A great R tutorial for how to extract data from difficult Excel files, complete with a public repo for you to test the code on. - Gavin Masterson

SPRING FORWARD
Daylight Saving Time Gripe Assistant Tool
How much is Daylight Savings Time the bane of your existence? Choose your ideal sunset and sunrise times and find out. - Andy Woodruff

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