## Predicting the Supreme Court

One of the more exciting and public projects we've been working on lately has finally come to light - our Supreme Court prediction project with Dan Katz and Josh Blackman.  This project is exactly what you'd expect - a framework for predicting the Supreme Court, though meant to span the Court's entire history, unlike previous projects.

By |2014-07-27T10:17:10-04:00July 27th, 2014|Consulting, Law, Machine Learning, Research|0 Comments

## Fuzzy match sentences in Python

Let's imagine you have a sentence of interest.  You'd like to find all occurrences of this sentence within a corpus of text.  How would you go about this? The most obvious answer is to look for exact matches of the sentence.  You'd search through every sentence of your corpus, checking to see if every character of the

## Isotonic Regressions in scikit-learn

Isotonic regression is a great tool to keep in your repertoire; it's like weighted least-squares with a monotonicity constraint.  Why is this so useful, you ask?  Take a look at the example relationship below. (You can follow along with the Python code here).       Let's imagine that the true relationship between x and y is characterized piece-wise by a sharp

By |2014-06-08T22:30:37-04:00June 8th, 2014|Consulting, Machine Learning, Programming, Research|1 Comment

## Featured in Wired: Measuring the Complexity of the Law

Thanks to Sam Arbesman (@arbesman) for featuring Dan and my paper, Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code, on his excellent Wired Science blog, the Social Dimension. You can read the article here, and, as a reminder, all of the code and data from the paper is available in this github repository. Abstact

By |2014-06-03T20:50:06-04:00June 3rd, 2014|Consulting, Law, Research, Society|0 Comments

## AWS EC2 hs1.8xlarge Oracle ORION benchmark results

Benchmarking I/O with Oracle ORION is an important part of planning, baselining, and performance-tuning Oracle environments.  I've previously provided ORION results for the hi1.4xlarge SSD-backed instance class, and based on some recent work, I wanted to provide an update for the newer hs1.8xlarge instance class.  Below you'll find hs1.8xlarge Oracle ORION benchmark results with the following

By |2013-10-28T19:33:07-04:00October 28th, 2013|Cloud, Consulting, Infrastructure, Programming, Research|1 Comment

## Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The U.S. Code

Four years ago, Dan Katz and I began working on a project to measure the complexity of the law.  Its genesis was, in every sense, an accident; in order to properly identify citations to the IRC in our VTR empirical review of U.S. Tax Court decisions, we had to deal with the informal, non-Blue

By |2013-08-13T12:22:04-04:00August 13th, 2013|Law, Research, Society|0 Comments

## Git Repository for Congressional Bill Statistics

After a nice twitter conversation this morning, I finally got the impetus to release the source for my Congressional Bill Statistics data.   You can find the source at this Github repository.  I haven't taken the time to review licensing yet, but I won't be asserting anything more than CC3 Attribution on my code.

By |2012-12-22T12:00:12-05:00December 22nd, 2012|Law, Programming, Research|0 Comments

## Grexit stage left: visualizing the online discussion around Greece’s possible Euro exit

While Tsipras and his Syriza coalition have been busy in Greek parliament, the Internet has been a-buzz with speculation that their platform will result in a Greek exit from the Euro currency.  This prospect, affectionately dubbed "Grexit" by Citi in February, has been making the rounds on Twitter under the hashtag #grexit.  We think the

By |2012-05-24T21:30:02-04:00May 24th, 2012|Company News, Consulting, Research|0 Comments

## Charting Twitter time series data with tweet and unique user counts

Let's say you've used my Python script to automate the download of a hashtag or search phrase from Twitter (in a Unicode safe way, unlike within R).  Now let's say you want to visualize the number of tweets over time.  Easy enough - I've also shared this R/ggplot2 code that accomplishes the task.  However, let's say

By |2012-05-21T09:45:38-04:00May 21st, 2012|Consulting, Programming, Research|0 Comments

## Generating AWS CloudSearch SDF for Emails

In my last post on CloudSearch and eDiscovery, I described something like “Google” for eDiscovery emails.  FedEx or DropBox your data to an eDiscovery service provider like myself, and rest assured that you’ll soon have a powerful, web-based user interface for searching and visualizing your digital discovery materials.   As a technical follow-up to

By |2012-04-21T13:05:57-04:00April 21st, 2012|Programming, Research|0 Comments

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