## Saturday, June 29, 2019

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# Why Do We Let Amazon Pay No Federal Taxes?

I see people mention Amazon or Netflix or whoever paying no federal tax often as if it's a terrible thing for society. Is it though?

## Saturday, June 1, 2019

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# SI Notation and Custom Tick Marks in Matplotlib

How do you get SI notation and other custom tick marks in matplotlib?

## Saturday, May 25, 2019

Published 7:06 PM by with 0 comment

# Understanding Confidence Intervals

Confidence intervals are confusing. I tried putting together a visualization that explains a valid interpretation of them.

## Thursday, May 23, 2019

Published 7:58 PM by with 0 comment

# How Do You Know If You Have a Biased Coin?

Fun probability problems involving biased coins...

## Friday, May 17, 2019

Published 10:23 PM by with 0 comment

# Plotly Hover Works but the Point Is Not Rendered

Sometimes when using plotly, you'll plot something, it won't show up, and hovering over the point that didn't show up will work. What's going on?

## Friday, May 10, 2019

Published 9:34 PM by with 0 comment

# How to Make Plotly Faster with Many Traces?

Plotly slows down with a lot of traces. I found a workaround to speed it up in certain situations.

## Thursday, May 2, 2019

Published 9:04 PM by with 0 comment

# Do Stocks Perform Better After a Gain or a Loss?

Simple question...do stocks do better the day after stocks go up or the day after stocks go down?

## Sunday, April 21, 2019

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# How to Make Amazing Shrimp and Grits

I often order shrimp and grits when we get seafood, and the one at Salt Traders in Round Rock, TX inspired me to figure out how to make it well. Here is my Salt Traders shrimp and grits recipe attempt.

## Friday, April 19, 2019

Published 11:54 PM by with 0 comment

# Real Life Examples of Various Distributions

You might have heard of 'normal', 'poisson', and other 'distributions' What real-life situations result in those?

## Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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# Real S&P 500 Returns

I took a crack at visualizing actual returns for long-term, steady investments in the S&P 500.

## Thursday, April 4, 2019

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# Which Planet is Closest to Earth on Average?

I realized I didn't actually know which planet is closet to Earth. I'd guess Mercury since its orbital period is so small, but I looked at the data and summarized some results here.

## Sunday, March 31, 2019

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# What Was the (Statistically) Worst NFL MVP Season of All Time?

In analyzing MVP winners, I found a few that seem off based on their stats that year.

## Saturday, March 16, 2019

Published 9:25 PM by with 2 comments

# Simple Algorithm for Classifying Curves

I needed to classify curves recently and the tutorials I found for classification algorithms all used single points instead of curves. I settled on something crude but effective for my use case.

## Saturday, March 9, 2019

Published 10:52 PM by with 0 comment

# Which Current Quarterbacks Will Make the Hall of Fame?

I took a stab at predicting which current and recent quarterbacks will make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

## Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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# Steve Young Might Have Been the Best Quarterback of All Time

Who was the best quarterback of all time? Here is my attempt at answering that question.

## Friday, February 22, 2019

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# Tutorial: Writing a Vue App from Start to Deployment

I didn't see any nice tutorials from start to finish on writing and deploying a Vue app, so I wrote down all the steps with a sample project. The sample project uses Vuetify as the Vue framework and plotly as the plotting framework. To get started, here is the finished product.

## Thursday, February 14, 2019

Published 9:52 PM by with 0 comment

# What Does R^2 Mean in Linear Regression?

You see r^2 constantly when you see linear fits or linear regression. You'll often hear that it represents '% of variance explained by the model'. What does that mean?

## Friday, February 8, 2019

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# Find All Ints Less Than N with M Digits Equal to 1 in Their Binary Representation

We stumbled on a fun algorithm problem in the wild at work this week.

## Sunday, February 3, 2019

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# Antonio Brown Is on Track to Be One of the Best Wide Receivers in History

Who were the best wide receivers ever? Here is my attempt at answering that question...

## Thursday, January 31, 2019

Published 7:36 PM by with 0 comment

# China and India Have Huge Populations

I had an idea for visualizing just how many people live in India and China.

## Saturday, January 26, 2019

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# Should Football Teams Go for Two When Losing by 14 Points?

If your team is down by 14 and scores a touchdown, should they kick an extra point or go for two?

## Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Published 8:23 PM by with 8 comments

# How Do Marginal Tax Rates Work?

If you get a raise and move up a tax bracket, do you actually lose money? Does a 70% tax rate on the highest earners mean that you'll lose 70% of your income to taxes?

## Friday, January 18, 2019

Published 7:06 PM by with 0 comment

# Handling Outliers in Linear Regression

What are some of the techniques for handling outliers in linear regression, and how do they compare? I evaluate several in Python.

## Sunday, January 13, 2019

Published 3:42 PM by with 0 comment

# Who Was the Best Running Back in Modern NFL History?

Here is my attempt at answering this question...