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Data Science Lab By Chris Orwa / July 9, 2014

Invitation to Second Data Science Meet-up

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After a successful initial data science meet-up two months ago, iHub Research’s Data Science Lab is welcoming you to the second data science meet-up this Friday 11th July ,2014 at the iHub Research space second floor Bishop Magua Building from 5 pm to 7 pm. Speakers for the event will

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / May 18, 2014

iHub Research’s 2nd Data Science Jam: Call for Applications

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Update: Deadline Extension Last year, iHub Research held its first annual data jam and what a success it was! Well, we are doing it again and we would like you to apply. This year, we will be conducting the 6-week data science program from June 30th to August 8th 2014. We have revamped

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / April 28, 2014

Building Open Data Infrastructure and Strategies for Effective Citizen Engagement

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The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) was launched in July 2011 and now hosts more than 400 government datasets on the opendata.go.ke portal. This has since received hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of datasets downloads. Over the past year, *iHub_ Research and  Jesuit Hakimani Centre have been studying the

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / April 7, 2014

Building Swahili Stop words Corpus for Computing

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With Chris Orwa, Data Scientist, iHub Research iHub Research commenced phase two of Umati, the online hate speech monitoring project, in January 2014 with the aim of understanding how online conversations evolve over time in an election cycle and; detecting dangerous speech – speech with the potential to catalyse violence.

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / January 23, 2014

How To: Using R to Capture and Analyze Tweets

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By Chris Orwa, Junior Data Scientist, iHub Research Note: Click on images to zoom The R statistical computing software provides various packages for capturing data from different sources. In this blog, I’ll describe how to use R to collect data from Twitter. But first, let me provide a brief background

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