Working with Datasets

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Data Personalization

We humans have become obsessed with tracking data. It seems the data we enjoy consuming, analyzing and critiquing is that relating to the behavior of others. How obese is America? How uneducated is our youth? What percent of the population is addicted to drugs?

I’m interested in tracking some personal data, that might help me improve my own behavior. For example, ever since I moved to NYC, I’ve noticed I spend more money than I spent when living in any other city. I’m interested in tracking my daily transactions, and reflect on the results to learn what I may be wasting money on.

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Another dataset I would like to experiment with is the migration of birds. I’m not entirely sure how I would go about this but I would like to target a dataset that includes specimen, number of birds (if possible) and dates of migration.

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