Feb 13, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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For Valentine's Day we thought it would be fun to explore some data about relationships and singles from Facebook. Do girls or guys have more single friends on Facebook? Do single people have more single friends? Are people from Toronto different than people from other places in terms of how many single friends they have? The sample dataset we'll be using was generously provided by our friends at Vouch who are connecting you to all the cute singles your friends know. Check them out at joinvouch.com.
MEET BRANDON KANE: Brandon is the CTO and Co-Founder of Vantage Analytics. He has been working in software and technology for over 10 years, and has spent the last 5 in predictive analytics software.
DATA: A live-coding session where you will learn the basics of working with data using Pandas. This event is for developers and statisticians who want a better way to work with data than SAS, R, or SQL. A basic working knowledge of Python is REQUIRED. Python is easy to get started with, so if you haven't worked with it before, you should be able to pick it up before the meetup: http://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/
Pro-Talk [30 min]: Brandon will walk through some of the core Pandas concepts, terminology and tips/tricks. He will also demonstrate how Vantage has used Pandas and other tools to build their product.
Live Coding Tutorial [90 min]: As a group, we will explore the Facebook data, looking at things like:
1. Recoding numeric data.
2. Summarizing and cross-tabulating data.
Please follow the setup instructions at: https://github.com/VantageAnalytics/datavizTO/ BEFORE the meetup. There is limited time in advance of the session to deal with individual install issues so please ensure you are set up a few days before the meetup. If you run into trouble, post in the meetup comments and we'll do our best to help you out.