Growth in 2019? Look at US Housing Values

As the end of 2018 soon closes, all eyes are turning to the prospects for economic growth in 2019. As seemingly always, growth comes from the US housing market or results in reinvestment in the US housing market. In either case, we see growth in or through the US housing market. People make more and buy more expensive homes. People make more because people are buying more expensive homes.

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Advice for Those Going to College

Fall is in full swing here in Seattle; the first of the maples are turning orange and the summer has quickly cooled. For me, it is a great change to move to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and to be part of a fine institution like the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. The leaves are falling. The rain has begun, and still the Northwest charm continues.

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Specialized tools for machine learning development and model governance are becoming essential

Why companies are turning to specialized machine learning tools like MLflow.A few years ago, we started publishing articles (see “Related resources” at the end of this post) on the challenges facing data teams as they start taking on more machine learning (ML) projects.

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You can replicate almost any plot with R

Although R is great for quickly turning data into plots, it is not widely used for making publication ready figures. But, with enough tinkering you can make almost any plot in R. For examples check out the flowingdata blog or the Fundamentals of Data Visualization book.
Here I show five charts from the lay press that I use as examples in my data science courses.

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