6 months ago

Causal Impact

Today's episode is all about Causal Impact, a technique for estimating the impact of a particular event on a time series. We talk to William Martin about his research into the impact releases have on app and we also chat with Karen Blakemore about a project she helped us build to explore the impact of a Saturday Night Live appearance on a musician's career.

Martin's work culminated in a paper Causal Impact for App Store Analysis. A shorter summary version can be found here. His company helping app developers do this sort of analysis can be found at crestweb.cs.ucl.ac.uk/appredict/.

Repository with code for the snl-impact app

github.com/data-skeptic/CausalImpact

Docker image to run the snl-impact app

hub.docker.com/r/kylepolich/snl-impact/

Check out our app by visiting snl.dataskeptic.com.

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