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Which car should I (not) buy? Find out, with the ScraperWiki MOT website…

I am finishing up my MSc Data Science placement at ScraperWiki and, by extension, my MSc Data Science (Computing Specialism) programme at Lancaster University. My project was to build a website to enable users to investigate the MOT data. This week the result of that work, the ScraperWiki MOT website, went live. The aim of […]

Scientists and Engineers… of What?

“All scientists are the same, no matter their field.” OK that sounds like a good ‘quotable’ quote, and since I didn’t see it said by anyone else, I can claim it as my own saying. The closest quote to this I saw was “No matter what engineering field you’re in, you learn the same basic […]


MOT Data Analysis: Progress Along the Fault-Pattern Finding Path

How do data science and data engineering differ? And where do they overlap? I agree to a large extent with the answer given here. A data scientist must be able to ask the right questions – ‘right’ in this context meaning interesting, providing intelligence that can lead to process improvement or greater profitability (you don’t […]

Pius Okoh

Hi, I’m Pius….

…and I’m the new thing at ScraperWiki. Yes you heard right, thing, not person or guy or anything human. Since I learnt that real-world entities could be modeled using programming language objects in order to answer questions or make inferences, one weird thing in my brain just interpreted it the other way – that real-world […]

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