Where does the U.S. Government Keep its Data?

Non-exhaustive list of R Package Sources for getting government data: federalregister ropengov censusapi censusr tidycensus elevater Principal Statistical Agency Programs Inspiration and primary source for all of this information: Statistical Programs of the United States Government Fiscal Year 2017

When Does "Open Source" Really Mean Open Source?

A Case Study in Forensic Science: Finding the “Golden State Killer” What’s open source got to do with it? As a statistician, data scientist, and R-user, I am a big believer in open source tools and open data.

An Introduction to Footwear Impression Evidence for Statisticians

What is footwear impression evidence? In the mess of a crime scene, one of the most abundant pieces of evidence is a shoe outsole impression. A shoe outsole impression is the trace of a shoe that is left behind when the pattern of the sole is transferred in some way to the walking surface.

Figure Skating and Forensic Science: they have more in common than you'd think!

You’re probably wondering where on Earth the title of this post comes from. Well, as a postdoc at CSAFE, I think about forensic science pretty much every day. And as a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, I listen to podcasts pretty much every day.

Forensic Glass Analysis - Part II

This post is the second of two on the forensic analysis of glass evidence. The first post discusses the background problem, the manufacture of glass, and the format of the data for statistical analyses.