Arnon Kohavi June 9, 2020 0 Comments
Is Grammarly worth Buying in 2020?

Is Grammarly worth Buying in 2020?

Is Grammarly worth Buying in 2020? Grammarly an important writing tool for people that write important documents, emails, and web content. If you are a salesperson, manager, or customer service personnel who sends loads of important emails every day. I’m quite confident that you would greatly value the quality of your grammar and, Grammarly is […]

Arnon Kohavi June 9, 2020 0 Comments
10 things that Teen Shouldn’t be Doing

10 things that Teen Shouldn’t be Doing

10 things that Teen Shouldn’t be Doing A Teenager or teen that’s comes under the age of 13yr – 19yr.Teen is the Stage where we develop our habits and way of living. The teen is the age where we choose many paths which make our life beautiful or worst. In this age, we take many […]

Arnon Kohavi February 1, 2020 0 Comments
Event Data in Popular Media

Event Data in Popular Media

Event Data in Popular Media Mona Chalabi of 538’s Datalab took a stab at reporting on the mass kidnappings executed by Boko Haram in Nigeria.  While this is a very popular story at the moment, Datalab, 538, and the larger collection of trendy new news entities run by geeks offer a data-driven approach to news and analysis.  Now kidnappings, like most things […]

Arnon Kohavi December 5, 2019 0 Comments
What's the deal with Kansas?

What’s the deal with Kansas?

What’s the deal with Kansas? Dylan Matthews over at Vox recently issued a slight correction to an article of his about Pornhub’s look at the politics of its consumers (SFW, believe it or not). Pornhub’s analysis suggested that Porn viewership in Kansas dominated that of all other states at 194 pageviews per capita.  This was a conspicuous outlier, as it bucked the […]

Arnon Kohavi February 12, 2019 0 Comments
GDELT's Unit of Analysis Problem 1

GDELT’s Unit of Analysis Problem 1

GDELT’s Unit of Analysis Problem 1 In the course of the Event Data community’s reaction to Mona Chalabi’s use of GDELT to analyze events in Nigeria, some of us realized that a fundamental problem with GDELT is that its unit of analysis is unclear. This is a huge no-no. The Unit of Analysis in a well-formed dataset is represented by a single row of data.  Some combinations […]

Arnon Kohavi September 12, 2018 0 Comments
Superficial Text Mining on the National Security Strategy

Some Superficial Text Mining on the National Security Strategy 1

Some Superficial Text Mining on the National Security Strategy 1 On Tuesday, Jay Ulfelder came up with a cool idea about mining the text of the new National Security Strategy. He gave it the old college try, but it didn’t end up where he would have liked–such us life. So I’m going to step in! The first step in a linguistic analysis is […]

Arnon Kohavi June 3, 2018 0 Comments
Shiny studio

How to Setup a Shiny Server

How to Setup a Shiny Server Step 1: Amazon Web Services Account Sign up for one.  AWS has a generous free tier: you get enough computing time on EC2 to run a small server continuously every month for a year.  After your year is up, they’ll start charging you for the server, but it isn’t expensive. (For […]

Arnon Kohavi January 5, 2018 0 Comments
Access Event Data in Google BigQuery From R

Access Event Data in Google BigQuery From R

Access Event Data in Google BigQuery From R I spent a good portion of this past spring working with GDELT. Unfortunately, a perfect storm of legal troubles and methodological criticisms this spring turned GDELT from the rising star of Computational Social Science into the ugly behemoth we’d all prefer not to discuss. I stopped updating my copy of […]

Arnon Kohavi September 29, 2017 0 Comments
How to Fail at GDELT (with maps)

How to Fail at GDELT (with maps)

How to Fail at GDELT (with maps) Mona Chalabi is at it again with GDELT in Nigeria!  Once again, I have to give her props for digging with both hands into one of the richest data sources in social science today, and once again her crude handling of the data has lead her far beyond the realms of reasonable […]

Arnon Kohavi June 5, 2017 0 Comments
Geospatial Event Database

How to build a Geospatial Event Database

How to build a Geospatial Event Database It occurred to me recently that it would be useful and interesting to be able to perform arbitrary geospatial querying on event data. The typical use case for querying event data geospatially is to filter on the Country (which has been a field in every event dataset with […]