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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 […]

August Data Science Meet-up

iHub Research would like to invite you to our monthly data science meet-up this Friday, 8th August 2014 at 5pm. This month we have an exciting group of speakers and their projects lined up for you including: Ishuah Kariuki from Spatial Collective on Building Tools for Data Capture. Nguru Mugendi from Kenya Tweets will presents on […]

Invitation to Second Data Science Meet-up

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 be Stephen Mwega presenting his […]

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

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 the course and this time […]

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 […]

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