From Luba Gloukhov of Revolution Analytics …
The first time I had an Islay single malt, my mind was blown. In my first foray into the world of whiskies, I took the plunge into the smokiest, peatiest beast of them all — Laphroig. That same night, dreams of owning a smoker were replaced by the desire to roam the landscape of smoky single malts.
As an Islay fan, I wanted to investigate whether distilleries within a given region do in fact share taste characteristics. For this, I used a dataset profiling 86 distilleries based on 12 flavor categories.
It gets all down and dirty with the number crunching after that, but in the grand scheme of using R there’s always a cool plot of data to be had …
Peruse the whole thing if you like Scotch. And, if you are partial to statistics, regardless of the data set, and don’t have the budget for SPSS, might I suggest following this tutorial which will get R, R Studio, and related toolsets ready for work in a jiffy.
And for the manufactured suggested retail price of $0. Now if you could only get a bottle for that.
MG signing off (to sip some Scotch and crunch some numbers, just not necessarily in that order)