Finding Peaks in a Dataset and Why It Is Not Straightforward

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In my job as a data analyst, I come across many different types of problems to solve. Some are relatively easy to solve, others not so much. That was until recently, where I came across a problem I have never given much thought before. That was until now. What is the problem? Finding multiple peaks … Read more

Your Social Network Is Bigger Than You Think!

Your social network is bigger than you think! I remember what got me really interested in social network analysis as a field of academic study was just the scale at which these networks grow. Whether we are looking at how people talk with others or share things with other people, these interactions can grow to … Read more

Analysing Posts About the #Coronation on Mastodon

There is no doubt that the recent coronation of King Charles III was a massive event in the UK. Whether you’re in favour of the monarchy or not, there is no doubt that the coronation event is a big talking point. This was certainly the case on Mastodon – my preferred microblogging platform of choice. … Read more

Finding New Followers on Mastodon Using Python and Network Science

I’m still relatively new to Mastodon and, so far, I love it. Ever since Twitter started going down hill (for reasons which I won’t cover yet again) I have used Mastodon as my go-to microblogging platform of choice. I’ve been on Mastodon for a couple of months now, and I’m on the lookout for new … Read more

Analysing #ClimateChange and Related Hashtags on Mastodon

While Mastodon is still a relatively new platform (especially compared to other platform like Twitter) it is filled with a thriving community of people who love to share their knowledge and express their options. I thought I would take a closer look at a topic which always appears to be part of a conversation somewhere. … Read more