PhD Candidate at Columbia University studying American political institutions, elections, and behavior. Here, I post useful discoveries about research and computing in econometrics that could be helpful to you. Read more...

I'm a PhD student at Columbia University studying American political institutions, elections, and behavior. Here, I post useful discoveries about research and computing in the social sciences that could be helpful to you. Read more...

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22 Sep 2016
Methods Workshop -- From R to Python

This post contains prep instructions for this Friday’s methods workshop: “How I Learned to Let Go and Love Python: An R Story” Friday, Sep 20, 2:30–4:00 PM. IAB 707 (LRR). It’s not always easy to let go, but in this case the reward far outweighs the risk! The purpose of this session is to introduce the ways in which Python supplants or supplements R in political science research. We will configure Python and Jupyter Notebook... Read more

13 Jun 2015
Essential Hacking for Political and Social Research, Part 2

Which languages should a social scientist learn to be a certified hacker? The point that hacking is great aside, there are a few languages the budding social scientist hacker might consider learning. Here are the most popular and powerful tools I would suggest. We will be learning how to use these tools on American Oil Can (check back weekly for the next part of the series). Dealing with Data R R is a political science... Read more

03 Jun 2015
Essential Hacking for Political and Social Research, Part 1

Surprise! When I tell folks I study Political Science, they’re usually surprised to learn that it is not only a research-oriented profession but a necessarily mathematical one. No, we aren’t all talking heads in training, and yes, the graphs you see on CNN comparing Hillary Clinton’s ideological position to Ted Cruz’s rely on more than guesswork under the aegis of knowledge… as crazy as that may sound. Although the study of topics in social science... Read more

06 May 2015
"Hello Blog World"

This is the traditional “Hello World” post, to test the functionality of Jekyll and my plugins. :) Read more

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