Asia is a truly amazing place. It has a wide array of cultures, some of the best food in the world and really, really great people. It’s also the place I’ve been lucky enough to call home for the last five years. My time working here has come to its end but for many more their journey is about to begin. I’ve learned a lot in this brief stint and so I want to share what I can.
This article will focus on what it’s like to live and work in Asia by covering ten interesting things I discovered working here. It will give some answers to questions like: “What’s it like working in Asia?” or “What differences can I expect to see in Asia?” — very common and very sensible. As with all things in life, there are many benefits to working in Asia, but also some things which make life really tough — so let’s dive into it! …
“Weekly Purchases are down!! Why?? How?? Help!!” — if you’re a data analyst, you’ve no doubt heard something like this before from a distressed colleague. Change is a part of every business and occurs across all timescales. It can affect many areas, such as the weekly purchases on a website, the number of units produced or the weather. When people see change, they’re driven to understand what’s causing it so they can make a suitable action plan. As analysts, we should facilitate such understanding and outline core issues.
In this article, we’ll explore some of the common types of change to analyse. We’ll also discuss the approaches that you can take to understand those changes. These are the basic descriptive (or diagnostic) analytics methods used by data analysts, but anyone with an interest in utilising data can apply them. …
When you stumble upon your first task of creating a histogram within BigQuery you might approach it with a simple GROUP BY, something like:
COUNT(*) AS num_accesses
This is fine, it does a decent job and would earn you a pat on the back from your friendly colleague. …