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Step by Step: Machine Learning

March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

This is the latest installment in our Step By Step series, where analysts and research assistants showcase how we use cutting edge tools and resources to complete projects. ESI uses all of these programs and utilities to better serve our clients and solve problems. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the science of programming computers to perceive […]

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Step By Step: How to Create an ‘R’ Shiny App

July 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

In a previous Step By Step by my fellow analyst James Midkiff, readers were introduced to the statistical software ‘R’, and how ESI increasingly uses this resource for analyses. In this week’s post I build on what James introduced and show readers how to implement a Shiny App tool with ‘R’. As Present Value readers […]

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Step By Step: A Guide on How ESI Uses CARTO

April 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

The two first posts in our Step-by-Step series demonstrated how ESI uses R for data manipulation and graphing and ESRI to map the economics and demographics of a select geographic area. This third installment will show you how we use CARTO, a GIS and web mapping tool.  Mapping with CARTO Builder Digital mapping is a powerful medium that can quickly […]

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Step By Step: A Guide to How ESI Uses ESRI

March 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The first edition of the Step-by-Step series demonstrated how ESI uses R for data manipulation and graphing. This step in the series will show you one for economic analyses and forecasts. ESRI Business Analyst is an extremely powerful tool that allows us to gather data on geographical areas such as demographics, lifestyle choices and consumer expenditures. To demonstrate the usefulness […]

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Step by Step: A Guide of How ESI Uses ‘R’

February 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

This Step-by-Step post is the first in a series of 3 blogposts, each post will be written by an ESI analyst and used to explain how we use a particular software as it pertains to our business lines and past projects. This week, James Midkiff shows us how to use the statistical software R. For […]

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