Python Overtakes R, Natural Disasters in Data, Inside Google Brain, & The Rise of Data Comics [DSR #101]

My guess is that a bunch of you are going to be at Looker's JOIN event in San Francisco next week. I'
Python Overtakes R, Natural Disasters in Data, Inside Google Brain, & The Rise of Data Comics [DSR #101]
By Tristan Handy • Issue #101 • View online
My guess is that a bunch of you are going to be at Looker’s JOIN event in San Francisco next week. I’ll be there—shoot me an email and let’s hang out :)
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Focus on Python
Focus on Natural Disasters
Hurricane Harvey, which dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of water on Texas and Louisiana, looks to be one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history.
After absorbing the many tragic photos from Houston, I was really looking for a great data-driven exploration of the topic of natural disasters more broadly. What are the 100-year trends happening here? The Economist delivered: these three charts, all from the same article, do a great job of telling a century’s worth of natural disaster trends concisely.
If you’re interested in a data-driven look at Harvey specifically, FiveThirtyEight has a truly excellent piece on it.
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