The data newsletter by @puntofisso.
Hello, regular readers and welcome new ones :) This is Quantum of Sollazzo, the newsletter about all things data. I am Giuseppe Sollazzo, or @puntofisso. I've been sending this newsletter since 2012 to be a summary of all the articles with or about data that captured my attention over the previous week. The newsletter is and will always (well, for as long as I can keep going!) be free, but you're welcome to become a friend via the links below.
The most clicked link last week was The Pudding's brilliant look at upward mobility in the US.
'till next week,
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Alasdair Rae picks the remote working trends 2011 to 2021 from ONS data.
"This is a tool to navigate edits to the English Wikipedia made by IPs belonging to known organizations."
Interesting data analysis that shows some surprises both in current terms and trends from past surveys. Almost 60% of workers are satisfied in Italy? I must really be in a negative bubble.
"The most diverse group of organisms on the planet are in trouble, with recent research suggesting insect populations are declining at an unprecedented rate."
The Economist's Graphic Detail looks at fuel prices and excess deaths.
Very interesting use of astrometry and other data approaches.
"In this blog post, I want to teach ChatGPT about the birds and the bees… by having it train its own classification algorithm!"
Fundamentally, as suggested by Data Machina, pair-programming with ChatGPT.
We'll see more of this, I suppose – a course on prompt engineering.
A way to use Machine Learning in Google Sheets.
Assuming it is a good idea to do so...
Animated, and showing results both proportionally and somewhat related to their geography. And released with an Observable notebook. By Karim Douieb.
A collection of useful prompts proven to work.
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Another impressive example of Storymaps.
(via Massimo Conte)
"Actions by policymakers have led to a critical economic measure deviate greatly from historical norms."
"Instacart investigates the influence of viral TikTok recipes on customer shopping behavior."
Academic Lev Manovich has released a single file containing all 65 of his articles from 1991-2007, and shows how to use it as data, exploring and visualizing patterns in the text, using Voyant Tools.
(via Massimo Conte)
The portfolio of a PowerBI enthusiast and Data storyteller.
(via Massimo Conte)
Sorry, we're ChatGPT-heavy again. Interesting to see these debates about prompt engineering and its viability as a separate profession. (Hint: it's not viable.)
"In this 🧵, let’s discuss the “Instruct” paradigm, its deep technical insights, and a big implication: “prompt engineering” as we know it may likely disappear soon:👇"
"I started the year with <300 followers. Began tweeting GPT-3 examples (and nothing else) in April, with no prior experience in LLMs or NLP. I'm now Staff Prompt Engineer @scale_AI, and I've gained 7K followers in the past 28 days."
ChatGPT seems to be lawyering well.
The results of a hackathon run by Climate Policy Radar and OpenAI.
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