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Data Science in gaming

Bets in Big Data: How Analytics are Improving Casinos

In the gaming industry, customer satisfaction is paramount. In the 2012 report,The Business Impact of Customer Experience found that the impact of customer experience in hospitality and gaming accounted for $1.36 billion in extra revenue; and…
Data Science in Travel

Data Science in Travel

IMPROVING TRAVEL SERVICES The Society of Consumer Affairs professionals recently showcased how vital it is for the travel industry to effectively manage the millions of records about travel behavior that the industry…

Using Data to Study Exercise For People with Mental Illness

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Exercise is well-known to have beneficial effects on many aspects of health, including the heart, lungs, muscles, and bones. Exercise is also good for those with mental illnesses. Nurses are on the front lines of treating patients with mental…
Baseball Analytics

Sports Analytics and Baseball

From the earliest days of advanced sports analytics, the field has been dominated by baseball statistics “stat” geeks and number crunchers. While the origins of record keeping were just for games and simulations, now the use of advanced…

Sports Analytics at All Levels

New insights in the field of sports analytics can come from all levels of play and it’s worth understanding where they are likely to emerge. While almost all data driven actions and decisions in the news come from teams in leagues like the…
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With or Without Your Knowing: Automatic Data Collection

There are many ways to collect data including surveys, interviews and research experiments. Most data is collected with the knowledge and consent of the people involved. But in recent decades, with the growth of the Internet and other computer…
data analytics in basketball

Leverage Data in Basketball

How Does Data Analytics Help Basketball Teams? Since the dawn of sporting, teams and players have been looking for competitive advantages in order to win games: basketball today is no different. Except the stakes have never been higher; as…
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Data Science & The Election: Convergence

If you have an interest in data science, then you may have heard of Nate Silver. Comedian Jon Stewart once referred to him – quite seriously - as the “God of the Algorithm.” Statistics were a game changer for politics. Nate gained celebrity…
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One if by Air: Statistics on Transportation Safety

On the ground, in the air, on the water - across the United States we travel hundreds of millions of miles each year. So what are the safest and most dangerous ways to travel? Based on the total number of deaths and injuries, traveling by air…
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Collecting Data in Travel

Where the People Are: The Most Visited Attractions Summertime is travel time. In the travel industry, it is critical to determine where people will be traveling and business need is greatest. Data tracks this information to help inform forecasts…