Sure, you could use very expensive GIS software to do this, but why would you? Here I do some spatial association/autocorrelation analysis in R.
With a relentless homicide epidemic ongoing, Baltimore still finds time to celebrate their football team. With so many issues around the world, we still like -- and need -- to be entertained.
Modern software programs allow you to analyze spatial data quite easily, but it may be hard to replicate what you did without a detailed how-to manual and instructions you write as you go. Programming languages such as R and others allow you to write code and comments in that code, so it will be easy to follow what you did and reproduce it time after time.
R programming can help with a lot of tasks. In this blog post, I show you how it can help understand and visualize inequities in Baltimore with regards to poverty and violence.
Anecdotes are not data, but they could be canaries in the coal mine that are still worth looking into. If we don't do due diligence and look into them, what could happen? What could we delay or even miss out on doing?
How can you put three-dimensional data on two dimensions and still tell a story? Let me tell you how.
Michael Bloomberg wants an armed police force at Johns Hopkins University institutions in Baltimore. Not a good idea, according to the evidence. Better jobs, better access to education, and investments in the community will go further to stop violence than more cops and more guns, and more segregation.
The epidemic of homicides in Baltimore continues. Violence is infectious, and Baltimore's former "Public Enemy No. 1" is one of the latest victims.
I'll start off by saying that I like Dan Rodricks. He's an okay guy. He may be a little hard to follow on some of his arguments, but he generally means well. So I was a little bit surprised to read his latest opinion piece for The Baltimore Sun. In it, he tells us the story [...]
"How many African American women were killed by firearm in the Cherry Hill Community Statistical Area of Baltimore in 2016?" None. I was able to answer this question for you quickly because I have a dataset on homicides in Baltimore between 2005 and 2017. The dataset is the result of data from 2005 to 2016 [...]