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How data science is helping to make Brazilian politicians more accountable?

Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of National Congress of Brazil. It has 513 congress people, 219 of them max out their monthly spending that can be reimbursed. One congress person gets 30 gas tanks filled every month. Two congress people have claimed 13 meals paid on the same day. These were identified by…

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ModelChimp

Why ModelChimp? Being a data-driven company is becoming increasingly common. Each company requires analytics to help them in their decision making, optimizing their processes and also automating tasks. There are excellent tools to store data, visualize data and build machine learning models. Every year, there are more people who are learning to build machine learning…

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Changed the blog design

Just updated the design of the blog from the standard WordPressy looking design. This new design is inspired from Pieter Levels blog  Do check out his blog, he is quite well known in the indiehacker community and has built his startups using the bootstrap approach. WordPress is a really good platform to manage your blog. There are…

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Making a product on standup comedy in 3 weeks!

Introduction Stand-up comedy is a popular comic style, where a comedian entertains a live audience with his jokes, quips, and observations. My interest in stand-up comedy was piqued during my school days – starting with Russel Peters. Today, thanks to YouTube, there are a lot of Indian stand-up comics whose work I like to follow….

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Analysis of India’s petrol and diesel price data

It’s been more than a month that the prices of petrol and diesel change on a daily basis in India. I’ve been collecting the data for this as part of the app – Oil ka Rate which shows current prices with the trend for petrol and diesel. Let’s see how the prices have been changing throughout…

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Oil Ka Rate App

    The prices of petrol and diesel change every day from 16th June onwards. Created a simple app to show the current prices of the day called oil ka rate. The app is at present more functional. The aesthetics and more functional improvements will follow later. If you find it useful, please give it…

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Patterns in the date of birth of movie personalities

During a random talk with a friend of mine, I was told an observation that most of the well-known Hollywood personalities are born between the month of April and July. This made me curious and did a random search for few actors, and it seemed like most of them were born between those months but…

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Migrated the blog

Migrated the blog to a new platform. The old blog can be found here. http://datacurosity1.blogspot.in/

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The Great Indian Wedding

Arranged marriages have been part of long Indian tradition. With the advent of internet in India and increased online users, matrimonial services too went online and is doing exceptionally well. It is estimated to be a more than 10 Billion dollar industry in India and is growing at a rate of more than 50% year-on-year….

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Mining through running stats TCS 10k 2014

Recently, TCS 10k run was held which was organized quite well except for the part where people had to do commando over a puddle of water. Anyways, coming to the point. The data for it is publicly available which made me wonder that some interesting charting can be done on it and may be some…

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Real-time Analysis of Payment Gateway Failures in E-Commerce

Introduction The 21st century has seen the growth of numerous E-commerce companies whose business model involves buying and selling of products and services over electronic systems such as the internet and computer networks. A major function of E-commerce is handling business transactions and processing of payments. Processing of payments is a crucial task as it…

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Rahul Gandhi’s interview by Arnab Goswami

The day after the famous interview was aired, the complete transcript of the interview was available online to read through. On facebook, I saw one of my college juniors had made a simple shell script to count the number occurrences of certain words. This by itself was quite insightful and I knew I could take…

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Data Hacking through Hollywood

Always been a movie buff since the time I cannot remember. Whenever I’ve had some time to kill, I’ll go on various movie websites and check out various details or trivia questions about the movie. Sometimes, questions like “which are the two most popular actors who acted together the most?” will pop in my head….

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