Learning Data Science: Predictive Maintenance with Decision Trees


Predictive Maintenance is one of the big revolutions happening across all major industries right now. Instead of changing parts regularly or even only after they failed it uses Machine Learning methods to predict when a part is going to fail.

If you want to get an introduction to this fascinating developing area, read on!
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World Cup 2022: My Prediction for Germany in the Group Stage (also as a Video)!


Predicting football (a.k.a. soccer) games based on statistical models has been one of my hobbies for many years now.

Here, I will give you my prediction for Germany in the group stage of the World Cup 2022 with full R-code, so read on!
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Which Gender is associated with this Name? R to the R-escue!


When addressing somebody unknown to you with an uncommon name e.g. in an email you might not know whether this person is male or female. In this post, we make it a little fun project to let R help us with that, so read on!
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Youth Bulge Theory: Why there won’t be an Uprising in Russia


Many wonder why there are so few protests in Russia over the brutal war against Ukraine. An answer could lie in the youth bulge theory which we will use again to explain the relative lethargy of the Russian populace, so read on!
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Corona-Superspreading or just “Wiesn-flu”? Should the Oktoberfest be cancelled again?


The Oktoberfest in Munich, also called “Wiesn” in the local Bavarian dialect, is the world’s largest Volksfest. It had been cancelled for the last two years due to COVID-19. Stakes are running high whether it should be cancelled again this year. To get some perspective, read on!
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Please Subscribe to My New (German) Data Science YouTube Channel!


I am in the middle of creating a new German YouTube channel that is centered around data science and R! I put a lot of effort into it to serve the interests of the community.

If you want to be a part of the process, watch interesting videos with data-based analyses and look behind the scenes, please consider subscribing to the channel!

The number of subscriptions is also vital for the YouTube algorithm to recommend the videos to other viewers on the platform!
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The Success Paradox: Why even a little Bit of Luck often beats Skill


The skill-vs-luck debate never ceases to fascinate. Is it mainly skill, experience, hard work, and the “right” mindset that determines who is becoming successful, rich, or famous, or is it largely luck and fortunate circumstances?

In this post, we will conduct an illuminating simulation to show that even a small amount of luck can make all the difference! If you want to learn about the success paradox, read on!
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How long would you live if you were immortal?


Imagine a world without diseases and no biological limit to how long you could live. Still, there could be accidents that kill you, murder, and suicides.

If you want to get an estimate of your life expectancy under those circumstances, read on!
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