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A data analysis scenario to up your analysis game and provide better results


Way back in 1998, I was working at a growing startup and my boss came to me with a task, which was to provide a set of client reports for some of our partners. As a project manager with very little formal training, this was new to me and forced…

A walkthrough to get you started with whipping up dashboards easily using python.


My hobby is examining the depths of commodities and futures. As one could likely imagine, there is a lot of data and analysis that goes into it. Tables, reports, charts, graphs — you name it, it’s there.

In trying to move forward and make heads or tails of it all…

A story of one man’s discovery of an amazing dish and how it forever changed his view on the world

The November wind blew cold onto the streets of Chelsea when I exited the black Tahoe that dropped me off in front of the nameless, former industrial building now occupied by a tech giant. I was there for a week of meetings and to put a cap onto a three…

How is it, that in our modern world we haven’t fixed such a critical economic component?

Our digital world has been transformative to our entire existence. Never before has any single 25-year window seen as radical a change as what we have seen between 1996 and 2021. …

Begin the data journey with some first steps of the data intake process.

There comes a point in every analyst’s life when they have to obtain, process, and store data so they have what they need for the analysis phase. Sadly, not everything is clean and nicely packaged from a stock data set. …

Making my life easier with a great pair of tools

I am a prodigal son of data analytics. The last time I did any heavy-duty analysis work was almost a decade ago. That’s an eternity in tech. But, through some life changes and perspective realignments, I decided I wanted to get back to my roots.

For those of you who…

Making Sense of Big Data

Relational Databases can be one of your biggest allies in wrangling data. Let’s move off the beaten path to learn how.

I’ve worked with developers and engineers for a long time and there are a few commonalities I’ve come to expect and count on. One of the more consistent truisms I’ve observed is that there is often a tunnel-vision that develops. By that, I mean if a developer is a front-end…

Move from data to visualization and say more with less while adding depth to some basic designs.

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few are to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.” …

Brad Bartram

I am a data nerd who enjoys writing on the finer facets of life and tech. Find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradley-bartram-b636a1b/

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