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2014
Hierarchical Data in Mathematica
DataFrame-like construct for data science workflows
For Mathematica 11, I contributed the the new Dataset construct in Mathematica, which acts as a flexible container for tabular data. It involved a lot of interesting challenges around automated layout and deduction of types from unstructured data. The underlying technology scales to quite complicated nested use of Mathematica’s two native data structures, being lists $\{v_1,v_2,...\}$ and associations $\left<\left| k_1 \to v_1,k_2 \to v_2,... \right|\right>$. Because Mathematica is a …
2013
Facebook Data Analysis
analysis and visualization for popular blog by Stephen Wolfram
For this project, I helped Stephen Wolfram analyze a dataset of Facebook profiles we collected from volunteers who engaged with a previous project I worked on. We looked at the influence of the friendship paradox, correlations between various demographic variables, performed topic modeling on people’s facebook posts, and did cluster analysis on their friend graphs. The friendship paradox summarizes that, on average, your friends have more friends than you do, because popular people are …
2012
Wolfram|Alpha Facebook Analytics
free personal analytics for your Facebook profile
2011
Sonifying Shakespeare
experiment in sonifying Shakespeare's plays
While instructing at the NKS summer school, I helped students from diverse backgrounds to implement their ideas in Mathematica. One of the my favorite projects was working with the artist Elizabeth Latta to visualize and computationally explore the famous Shakespeare play The Tempest. Among the many promising ideas we investigated, two in particular were interesting enough that I’d like to show them off. The beautiful drawings are Elizabeth’s work, and I planned and wrote the code. …
Posts
2013
Histogram of Country Flag Colors
Mar 5
2011
Country Adjacency Network
Aug 29
Afrocentric Projection of the Globe
Aug 13
The Structure of a Mathematica Package
Jul 24
QuickSort in 61 Characters
Jun 12
Personal Analytics on My Email Data
May 20
Graphing My Social Graph
Apr 21
D/Dt Universities
Apr 20
Visualizing Function Composition
Mar 14