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Analytics Dispatch 5/24/2021

Analytics is a mess

NO DEPENDENCIES
Flat Data
If you’re already sharing and working with data in GitHub, Flat Data is for you. It makes it easy to get your datasets into GitHub repositories and version and share them. - OCTO

LET IT BE
Analytics Is a Mess
And a mess isn’t a bad thing. Data isn’t objective, and analysis isn’t structured. It’s creative and disorganized. So don’t stifle it; just have a plan for tidying up later. -benn.substack

LISTEN UP
Data Capitalism
“Data capitalism, like capitalism itself, reinforces dynamics of power and profits. More power creates more profits, and more profits creates more power. Inequality ensures companies get richer and more influential, while everyday people wield less and less power.” - Data for Black Lives

HERE TO THERE
Subway Ridership During COVID-19
New York City’s MTA and the Bay Area’s BART dropped to 20% of their normal ridership during the pandemic. - Youyang Gu

WHOOPS
Common Data Visualization Mistakes
A beginners' guide on how to avoid pitfalls and not be fooled by others’ errors. - Anastasia Komissarova

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