The Dao of Data

The further one goes, the less one knows

Lifting Restrictions: A Comparison

calendar_today Sun, May 10, 2020 - person Stephen

View this project on Github The following is a look at COVID-19 Cases & Deaths data from the New York Times since stay-at-home orders were imposed (or since April 1st if they weren’t). The dates and details of stay-at-home orders and their lifting are from the Washington Post article “Where states are reopening after America’s shutdown”. Pettit’s Test (a statistical test for changes in trend) trend::pettit.test is performed on each set of data to determine where there is a shift in trend (if any).

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calendar_today Sun, Feb 29, 2020 - person Stephen

Intro All code for this project is hosted at This project has been absorbing most of my attention from January to February 2020 and is the result of about 90 hours of input. The topic, political science, is one that I find particularly engaging, and am easily moved to delve deeper into. I hope that you find the work equally as intriguing and educational! If you choose to read the full analysis, you’ll find that the intro below is also found in the full analysis - so if you plan on reading it, go ahead to the main page.

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Sound Energy Aggregate (SEA) Analysis

calendar_today Sun, Feb 2, 2020 - person Stephen

The Sound Energy Aggregate Each musical element contributes a shape, an energy contour, and that the interaction of those energies creates the flow of shifting musical energies. The composite is the Sound-Energy Aggregate (SEA) Learn more about the SEA. Study Description Note: terminology used throughout this article have their first instance italicized. Each unitalicized reference to this term will imply this specific term and it’s definition for this study.

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A Biographical Meta-narrative

calendar_today Sun, Jan 15, 2020 - person Stephen

2017 Maybe my findings are unique to my own experience, or perhaps pointing to an actual fact about reality - but I haven't found the human experience to be accurately portrayed by the predominating mission-oriented narratives so commonly espoused in Western culture. We aren't born with some inherent mission or purpose, we just come into being. Life doesn't require justification. I personally find color and vividness in interaction by arriving fully into the present, accepting humanness, and allowing mutual interests, inspiration and potentialities for cooperation and mutually beneficial action to arise naturally out of the conversation in an initial encounter.

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First Post

calendar_today Sun, Dec 29, 2019 - person Stephen

RPubs All R Markdown documents prior to the date of this blog post are published on my Rpubs. Future works As I continue to explore data with R and derive insights I’ll be posting new content on this blog. Stay tuned!

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