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Posts from: December 2015

Floods, forecasting and flawed policy

The recent flooding events in Cumbria demonstrate the problems of forecasting and policy development based on historical data. Representatives from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency and the Environment Agency have consistently referred to the rainfall experienced in the North West of England on 6th December as an 'extreme event'. (For …
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Christmas Party 2015

The Sandtable Christmas party was held recently -- on the 25th of November -- yes, a month from Xmas day. Xmas is again approaching, fast. The party started in the office with a drink and mince pie, and the muchly anticipated Secret Santa. Tension was high. Who would get what? And from whom?! Sandtable has grown …
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Tesco / dunnhumby Data Science PowWow 2015

Last month we had the pleasure of being invited to the 3rd annual Data Science PowWoW, bringing together data scientists across Tesco & dunnhumby. The agenda was packed with guests from leading technology companies including Facebook and Google sharing their thoughts on the role data science plays in their companies. It was a great chance …
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