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 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 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 […]