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Data Science Competition: Predicting Soil Properties

Our friends over at Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) have launched a competition to predict different African soil properties including calcium, phosphorous, pH levels, carbon and sand. These collectively describe a soil’s capacity to support agricultural activities, information that is important in planning for sustainable food production and natural resource management. The Globally Integrated Africa Soil Information Service […]

How To: Using R to Capture and Analyze Tweets

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 on how to access Twitter […]

Power to Mortals

Never in the history of humanity has man had more power at his hands to influence the world in which he lives. Man now harnesses tools that were not even imagined a century ago to predict weather, plan and build smart cities 100 years into the future, and solve social-economic problems such as crime and […]

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