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Analysis

January 9, 2020 5 minute read

A Dispassionate Examination of the Empirical Evidence Regarding Positional Punctuation in SQL

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Benn Stancil

Chief Analyst

As data scientists, our work sways elections; our models move markets; our recommendations launch and dismantle businesses. In positions of such influence, we haven’t the time to waste on petty distractions of little import. Which is why I believe it’s critical to step back...and take on a far more consequential matter: Should SQL queries use trailing or leading commas?

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Analysis

December 20, 2019 6 minute read

How to Demystify Skewed Data and Deliver Analysis

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Nate Coleman

Data Scientist

Our data doesn’t always look nice and clean. Mode's Data Scientist, Nate Coleman, shows us how visualizing distributions can tell us if our data is skewed or not—and how logarithmic scales can clarify it for us when it is.

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General

October 29, 2019 20 minute read

Design Systems are for Everyone

Anthony Simone

Software Engineer

Here at Mode, we’ve recently started building a design system to support our organization. Design systems have been a hot topic of discussion for the past few years.

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General

October 8, 2019 2 minute read

Announcing Helix: Closing the Data Divide

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Benn Stancil

Chief Analyst

Since its inception, Mode has been for data scientists and analysts. As former data scientists, my cofounders and I started Mode with the intention of building the product we wanted for ourselves. The vision expanded, but the analyst-first philosophy remained. “By analysts, for analysts” became Mode’s informal tagline.

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General

September 30, 2019 4 minute read

Embedding Data Protection by Design in Analytics Services

Rafae Bhatti

Director of Security and Compliance

As an analytics platform, Mode operates in a very contentious space with respect to data protection and privacy. In fact, data analytics and privacy are often viewed in conflict with each other. But are they necessarily at odds? Can you not have your cake and eat it too? At Mode, we believe you can.

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Analysis

September 17, 2019 4 minute read

How Mode and intermix.io Deliver Fast Queries on Amazon Redshift

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Lars Kamp

Co-founder & Chief Data Engineer

Lars Kamp is the Co-Founder & Chief Data Engineer at intermix.io where he helps customers optimize Amazon Redshift and their analytics queries for peak performance. We’ve invited intermix.io to share a guest piece detailing the new data stack.

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