For the past 60+ years, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has set out to describe the links between a human’s necessities and internal motivations. The primary level of Maslow’s hierarchy represents the physiological needs of a human, the basic prerequisites to survival. Contained within that list of needs is food, water, and shelter. Family Promise of Spokane is a non-profit organization spearheading the growing incidence of familial homelessness in the Spokane, Washington area in an effort to provide resources to those in danger of not having their basic physiological needs met. As Family Promise of Spokane has grown to meet the…

What is K-Nearest Neighbors?

The Duke University independent news organization The Chronicle published an article titled “Is Greek life at Duke as homogeneous as you think?” on January 19, 2018. This article dives into the diversity and background of students participating in Greek life at the university and how the distribution affects living groups. The authors Likhitha Butchireddygari and Jack Dolgin explore the relationships between home town, university majors, high school factors, and more in their work. A welcome byproduct of this hard data wrangling work is an MIT Licensed and publicly available GitHub repository with all of the data that was collected. …

Tyler Etheridge

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