Don’t let the title, this post is totally SFW (safe-for-work). I’m a total sucker for well-researched, well-written applications of data analysis, and a couple of really good ones hit my browser today.
Using Yelp Data to Predict Restaurant Closure
In today’s day and age, restaurants live and die off their Yelp reviews. At Towards Data Science, Michail Alifierakis did an incredibly detailed analysis of Yelp Data. He basically took Yelp’s anonymized data, de-anonymized it, and built a model that can predict restaurant closures within a four year time frame. It’s well written, clear and informative. Alifierakis also includes a Github link to the code for his analysis work. Definitely a must-read for analysis nerds.