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Analytics Dispatch 9/27/2021

The problem with folders and files

THE GOOGLE GENERATION
File Not Found
There’s a generational divide in how we access information. Professors organize files with folders. Students search. But directory structure remains incredibly important in tech and STEM fields, leading new coders to constantly come up against “file not found” errors. - The Verge

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY
Go Collect Some $#*(&% Data
“Collecting data has somehow fallen out of the conversation. This isn’t healthy, both for our own profession, but also for the world at large.” - Counting Stuff

OVER AND OVER
Data Skills for Reproducible Research
Using R and tidyverse packages, this free book digs into skills needed for reproducible research and open science, like data viz, probability and data simulations, and general linear models. - PsyTeachR

INTERCONNECTED
The Earth's Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Network
This striking 3D data viz was built using rayrender, an R package for modeling computer graphics. - Tyler Morgan-Wall

CIRCLE OF LIFE
Is BI Dead?
By defining BI as just self-serve, we shortcut what it could be, no matter how good that self-serve is. A better, more universal BI tool would combine both ad hoc and self-serve workflows, making it easy to hop between different modes of consumption. - benn.substack

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