Simulating Planetary Motion with Python
Tracking the motion of the planets is a challenge that is proven to be intractable using pure mathematics alone. Can we, however, find a solution using data science?
A Data-Driven Dive into UK Party Conference Leaders' Speeches
Wordclouds, sentiment, and scrabble scores. In this post, we analyse and visualisation a collection Leaders' speeches, using traditional and not-so-traditional text analysis techniques.
A Polish Approach to Countdown
The Countdown numbers game is notoriously fiendish. That said, with the right computational tricks, it can be solved using only basic coding abilities.
Horsing Around: Problem-Solving Using Monte Carlo Markov Chains
What can you do when the mathematical solution to a problem is becoming to complex? Use simulation. Learn more about the application of simulation to a chess-based puzzle in this post.
Quantifying Anonymity: The Science of Staying Private
In a world where information is everywhere and privacy is paramount, how can we leverage data science to improve and measure the privacy of our personal data?
The Trump Effect: Can Data Explain What We Never Saw Coming?
Everyone has their theories on what led to Trump's surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election, but what does data science have to say on the matter?
A League of Its Own: Rethinking University League Tables
As universities wrangle over the top spots on the league table, it can be hard to spot the overall trends over the years. To help with this, WDSS have developed a web app to visualise such patterns.
Money for Nothing: An Arbitrage Paradox
Who would have thought that such a seemingly obvious decision could lead to a bank exploiting you for an infinite amount of money? Read on to find out how.
Word2Vec: Arithmetic with Words
From a young age we build familarity with the rules for adding and subtracting numbers to and from one another, but how could we go about performing arithmetic with words?
Higher or Lower: Reinventing a Classic Card Game
How well do you know your celebs? This post discusses a web app developed collaboratively with WDSS members to test just this. Have a play and then learn how it was made.
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