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Forecasting Restaurant Inspection Failures

David Smith writes about an R model which predicts which restaurants are more likely to fail inspection:

Chicago’s Department of Public Health used the R language to build and deploy the model, and made the code available as an open source project on GitHub. The reasons given are twofold:

An open source approach helps build a foundation for other models attempting to forecast violations at food establishments. The analytic code is written in R, an open source, widely-known programming language for statisticians. There is no need for expensive software licenses to view and run this code.

Read on for more details and check out their GitHub repo.