Design that is backed by data proves that your work is on the right track. It reveals the pain points, flaws, and opportunities, while unearthing new trends and improves your designs by adding objectivity.
I have a confession to make: I’m a stickler for filenames. I wholeheartedly believe that all filenames and paths should be kebab case or snake case. Spaces, capitalization, and non-alphanumeric characters drive me nuts.
Data analysis of sensor data is a typical hardware engineering activity that often involves an Excel-based workflow. While Excel (and other spreadsheet tools) are great for quick and dirty, one-off analyses, a Python + pandas workflow can really takes things to the next level.
Infinite values can occur more often than people expect, especially for calculated data.
For example, in a recent post I calculated the Twitter Follower-Friend ratio by dividing the followers_count series by the friends_count series.
Sometimes you need access to your calendar data, such as when making synchronization tools. In my particular case, I use my calendar as a high-level time-tracking tool which I then sync with Clockify using their API.
Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft that aims to provide data visualizations and business intelligence capabilities through simple report and dashboard tools.
One interesting feature is the ability to create Streaming Datasets that can receive data through a simple REST API.