Tag: data analysis

Kisumu: A City in Slumber

I’ve been collecting various statistics to measure the growth of major Kenyan cities/towns whereupon I stumbled on an oddity – the city of Kisumu. The 2009 census indicates Kisumu has a population of 409,928¬† thereby making the city third largest in Kenya . The general principles of economics state that an increase in population leads ...

Deep Learning

Of late, my favorite technique for outlier analysis and clustering has been Principal Component Analysis. It is an easily understood concept, applicable to any type of data, and can be visualized. However, when I divided my data into a training set, and testing set something weird happened. The variations in the data changed, i.e conclusion ...

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Capturing Tweets with R

Its been a labor of love trying to capture tweets for analysis via R, for starters R is an open source statistical computing software and perhaps best in its league. Leveraging its prowess in analyzing textual data and in particular tweets is a thing to marvel at, so let’s get on how to setup R ...

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Building the Kenyan County Wellness Index

After the formation of 47 counties in August 2010 by the new constitution of Kenya, there was need to rank counties for purposes of resource allocation. The Commission of Revenue Allocation (CRA) was mandated to construct the formula for revenue sharing but fell short of what was expected.  Before commencing resource allocation, it is prudent ...

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