Rhode Island's Closest Elections

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Using previous election results data from Rhode Island's Board of Elections since 2010, I normalized the data and removed multi-vote races using Python to find the 5 closest single-vote elections for every primary/general each year. I found it a bit surprising how many elections were decided by fewer then 10 votes between the top 2 candidates.

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RI Airbnb Wordclouds

Using reviews from people who stayed at Airbnb locations within Rhode Island. I created wordclouds of the most used words at each location across the top 5 cities/towns with the most airbnb rentals.

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Rhode Island Airbnb Listings

I took a look at details around hosts and listings for Airbnb's located in Rhode Island. Specifically, information regarding location, room type, superhost, reviews and price. Using data from insideairbnb.com monthly extracts from Oct. 2018 - May 2020 combined using python.

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RI SBA PPP Loans

An interactive drill-down treemap allowing you to view loans under 150k by sector -> subsector -> industry group -> national industry by NAICS code. A table is provided to show all loan-level data, however those under 150k lack a business name, while those over 150k lack a specific loan ammount.

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COVID Deaths Change Over Time

A quick animation with data dumps from various dates between 5/10/2020 and 6/30/2020 showing how the death toll has climbed and gradually increased the peak. Orange line shows what the 7-day moving average was on the day data was reported. Blue line shows how the 7-day moving average has increased with the updating of prior dates.

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Providence 311 Firework Complaints

Like most people i've been hearing a lot of fireworks, more then usual around Warwick, even for this time of year. After seeing a few news articles mentioning how it is apparently a thing happening all across the nation. I decided to dig up my old code collecting Providence 311 reports and see what I could find regarding fireworks. The data contains every 311 report with a description containing the word "firework".

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2020 Census Response Rate

Recently census.gov has begun releasing the response rate for the 2020 census. This map shows the percentage of people who responded in each city/town, as well as an option to view how many of those that responded, did so by using the internet. Future plans to update the map allowing drill down to the census-tract and census-block-group detail, but currently the very granular geographies are missing some info.

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COVID-19 vs. 2018 Top 15 Causes of Death

An interactive graph showing 2020 COVID-19 pandemic deaths along side the top 15 causes of death in 2018. You can select a state & which binned range you want for 2018 deaths. "Most Recent" is the most recent COVID data vs. top 5 2018 leading causes of death for that month. "Prior Full Month" rolls the COVID data back the the prior full month comparing it to the top 5 causes of death up to that given month. "2018 Full Year" compares the most recent COVID data to the leading 15 causes of death for all of 2018.

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