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Understanding the World with F#

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    mike

    Very interesting. Thank you.

    fyi - The presidential data has a pretty significant error in party affiliation. At least significant to the politically active in the US.

    Ronald Reagan was a Republican, your dataset has his party as Democrat.

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    mike

    Upon further examination of Freebase, Reagan was a Democrat before 1962. The query picked that up, not that he was Republican during his terms as President(1981-1989) after 1962.

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    Josh

    Great demonstration of a variety of cool uses for F#. I didn't realize it worked so well with R. Might have to look into using this more often.

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    craigajohns​on

    Excellent demo. Discoverability of F# is compelling.

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    tomasp

    @mike Thanks for checking & looking into this, interesting Smiley. The code for checking this is not very robust (it simply tries Democrats first and Republicans second). As you point out, the right approach would be to check the party membership dates (unless there are presidents who switched parties during presidential terms?) I'll see if I can get that fixed!

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    Carl Patenaude Poulin

    Small correction: around 24:15, without specifying the units we get the temperature in Kelvin, not in Fahrenheit.

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