The path that lead me to data analytics and lessons learned


My background is in accounting and healthcare consulting. During these experiences, I worked a lot with Excel to manipulate, organize, and calculate metrics from hospital payroll data and cost reports. My days were full of vlookups, pivot tables, macros, powerpoints, and looking through the CMS website.

It was an overall…

Visualizing Text by Frequency of Words — Economist Style

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This is a simple exercise visualizing my latest issue of The Economist in a word cloud. I wasn’t in the mood to actually read the issue, so I thought this would be a fun way to digest the information quickly.

Table of Contents

  • PDF to Text Conversion
  • Text Preprocessing
  • Word Cloud

PDF to Text Conversion

The first…

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