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Developers in New York City by Zip Code

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In 2016, after reading a Dice Insight article, I downloaded data that had technology professional numbers by zip code, along with density. A recent NY Times article How Big Tech Is Turning New York Into a Silicon Valley Rival prompted me to resurrect the data, decorate it a bit with neighborhood names, and then import it into Google Maps, which was surprisingly easy.


The original data is available in Excel.

Cultural Dimensions and Coffee Consumption

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Responding to a Treehugger article, Why Americans will never love tea as much as coffee, I initially wrote my personal preferences for tea and coffee, ending with, BTW, this has just given me an idea for comparing Hofstede's cultural dimensions and coffee and tea consumption. Afterward, I did some analysis in Excel, then ran the same processes in R using Visual Studio, then converted that to a Jupyter Notebook on Microsoft's Azure Notebooks.

Although this analysis is limited to 45 countries that have Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions, as well as per capita consumption for both coffee and tea, it would seem that coffee consumption correlates with power distance, individuality, and masculinity. Tea had small correlations with the dimensions and sometimes in the same direction as coffee. A fuller analysis is available on Microsoft's Azure Notebook, but some quick findings:
Higher power distance, lower coffee consumption: -.63 Higher…