Yusun, Maguire Fellow in Dallas

Yusun is a graduate student in statistics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to conduct research with the League of Women Voters.

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Big data for the first time

big dataThis is my first time to analyze a data set with 1,176,108 records. Any data manipulating step would take more than 1 minute on my really advanced laptop. Right now I am trying to assign the registered voter records to their closest polling office. I need to convert the information in the polling office location list PDF into Excel and then into SAS.

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