The Emsi ACS Indicators Node.js Sample Code demonstrates how to interact with the API to access American Community Survey (ACS) information from Census data. With the API, developers can analyze the family size, householder, foreign-born population, housing units, median age, remote workers, and the number of veterans.
It seems like analytics are everywhere today with businesses trying to make sense of the mountains of data they've collected to improve their users' experiences and increase their own bottom line. Whether it's tracking site visitors, following online conversations, understanding how leads turn into customers or increasing mobile engagement; businesses have a vested interest in using tools that turn their data into profits. Developers in the ProgrammableWeb community recognize this and frequently submit anaytics mashups to our directory. Today we'll take a look at some of the best ones that we've recently come across.
From the DC Area API Meetup, Accrue Ltd. CEO Benoit Brookens III discusses the concept of alternative data and how it can be used to improve predictive analysis. In his presentation, Brookens looks back at typhoons rated as 8 or higher and correlates their timing to movement in financial markets.