Open Data Case Study

Cary, NC – What can you do with Open Data? Here is an interesting look into Health Inspection Data by Tech Tank Fellow, Jamie Dixon. Jamie asked questions like:

  • Do average restaurant ratings vary by month?
  • … by day of the month?
  • … by day of the week?

Jamie also analysed the data to see if ratings varied by inspector, and by restaurant type. There are some interesting findings which need further follow up (as Jamie admits the results may not be statistically significant).

Here are the tools used in the analysis:

  • F# for analytics
  • C# for unit testing
  • D3 for graphics

You can read all the details of how Jamie received the data and performed his analyses in Jamie’s Blog:

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