Good Boy, 11/10

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

Josh Billings

According to internet live stats, the average number of tweets per day in 2013 was around 500 million. Here in 2018 Denver, it’s not even 9:00 AM and there are around 250 million new tweets today. Twitter is a gold mine for interesting data.

Which isn’t to say that Twitter data is easy to access. Twitter promotes a short-hand format to fit messages within it’s 280 character limit, and most users tweet from their phones. Twitter’s data is messy.

Fortunately, with a little hard work, it can be cleaned. In this project, I took a database of tweets from the beloved WeRateDogs™ account and cleaned them up. I even ran an analysis afterward to make sure the cleaned data worked!

You can find my analysis here.

Your Flight Has Been Delayed

You can’t have a mid-life crisis in the airline industry because every day is a crisis.

Herb Kelleher

I don’t fly often, perhaps once a year or so. Although we often associate flying with stress and delays, I am always amazed at how many things generally go right, all things considered. So how often do things go wrong for airlines, anyway?

In this analysis, I use airline data from the 2000s to examine delays, cancellations, and diversions by airport and carrier.

You can find my analysis here.

Building a Sommelier

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.


The oldest wine known to us comes from people who lived in what is now modern day Armenia over 6,000 years ago. Since then, there have been a few opinions about it. But what really makes a good wine?

In this analysis, I take a look at the chemical factors of red wine to see what excellent wines have in common. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass, and let’s see what we find.

You can find my analysis here.