Author: dave fauth

Graphing Congressional Sponsorship of Bills – Part 2

Update This is a follow-up to the previous post. Note:The data and java code is available at Github. The Data I decided to use six years of data (Congress sessions 107-112). Since there is significant turnover in Congress (re-election, sex scandals, resignation, and death among other reasons), I had to expand the number of congressional […]

Graphing Congressional Sponsorship of Bills

Introduction: In preparation for my talk at GraphConnect, I’ve added onto the talk by graphing out congressional sponsorship of bills using Neo4J. This post will specifically talk about data acquisition, data preparation, data loading into Neo4J and simple cypher queries against the data. Follow-on posts will look at processing this same data in Hadoop,¬†processing this […]

Analysis of Cash Pouring into State Campaigns

In today’s Star Tribune, there was an article¬†discussing the amount of cash that is flowing from outside of the state of Minnesota into various candidate’s campaign war chests. The authors used FEC individual campaign contribution data to perform the analysis described in the article. Using a similar approach outlined earlier, I decided to see how […]

Datameer 2.0 – Analysis of Campaign Contributions

In the previous post, we looked at using Datameer 2.0 to analyze some Federal Election Commission data. In this post, I will show some of the analysis performed on the data specifically using the table join, filter, sort, a couple of functions and then a couple of infographics. Problem Statement The problem statement for this […]

Datameer 2.0

Datameer has announced version 2.0 putting business intelligence into the hands of the average user. Datameer provides a single application that requires no ETL, no static schemas, and puts powerful analytics and data visualizations directly in the hands of any user. After watching CEO Stefan Groschupf announce the release of Datameer 2.0 at the 2012 […]