Perspectives on Clinical and Translational Research

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BreakoutDetection: Using the new Twitter tool for influenza surveillance

Hey world!  It’s been a while.  Regardless… The ingenious duders over at Twitter recently released their BreakoutDetection tool (https://blog.twitter.com/2014/breakout-detection-in-the-wild) to evaluate anomalies and mean shifts in large time-series datasets.  The first thing that came to my mind was: will this work for outbreak detection?  Of course, it should – I regularly use statistical process control…

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Tools of the Trade

HI all: My initial post is about software tools for data analysis. In the current research climate, there are so many software tools available that it can be daunting to choose the ones to use. My discussion here is going to be restricted to tools I have used and the advantages/disadvantages I have found with…

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