The Joy of Clustering

The “average” painting from four clusters of Bob Ross paintings


In April 2014, FiveThirtyEight published a statistical analysis of the paintings of Bob Ross. Journalist Walt Hickey hand-coded hundreds of pieces of art in order to identify common themes. If that sounds like too much hard work, statistics PhD student Samantha Tyner describes an alternative machine-led approach that could make future art analysis a little bit easier.

In Significance Magazine Online
Sam Tyner
Sam Tyner
Data Scientist

I am an applied statistician and data scientist, with a wide range of skills and experiences. I’m passionate about using data to make a difference.