Data Adventure #4: How to Analyze Time-Based Data

Posted on 07/01/19 by LA Counts


This guide is for novice users interested in analyzing data that varies based on the city. Organizations, LA County, and cities collect a variety of time-based data. Time-based data has at least one column with a year, month, or day in it.

In this example, we'll analyze a dataset on when Los Angeles artists created public projects – like the mural above. This gives us a better sense of the history of public art in the city, and barriers to its preservation.

While programming experience helps for this instructable, it is not required. (Please see our first and second instructables for information on the tools used in this exercise, and the final instructable for information on APIs)

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