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Experienced policy professionals in the Data Whale team are your data partners in identifying value and insights from a range of data solutions across multiple policy areas.

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Data analysis

Unearth actionable and evidence based insights in education, regional economy, health care, international development and beyond.

Data visualization

Reinvent your data-to-insight journey, and meet your strategic communication needs with interactive platforms and customized data visualization pipelines.

Trainings & Customized Solutions

Bespoke data analytics seminars in R and beyond by experienced practitioners, and data solutions (Packages, Shiny Apps, etc.) that builds up your team’s analytics capacity from 0 to 1 .

Our Works

Data Dashboard

Data Dashboard

Data dashboard showcase - World Bank IEG Data

Data Dashboard

Data Dashboard

Data dashboard showcase - World Bank Solar Water Pumping Data

Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis

Green bond financing

Data Story

Data Story

Interative data story showcase - Online Reading Literacy Data

Data Animation

Data Animation

Data animation showcase - World Development Indicator Data

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Data Scraping & analysis showcase - Instagram Geo-location Data

Teaching

Teaching

How to Create Animations in R

Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis

Federal Premium Spending Impact of Public Option Policy Interventions

Data Story

Data Story

Understanding the infrastructure background and patterns of China’s E-Commerce Boom

Data Dashboard

Data Dashboard

SODA Map Shanghai

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Analyzing business ownership using US Census data

Teaching

Teaching

Introducing the metro.data R package

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Visualizing the startup ecosystem network

Teaching

Teaching

How to Work with Strings in R

Our Team

Sifan Liu

Sifan Liu

Regional economic and innovation datasets

Sifan Liu is a senior research analyst with the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Her research expertise includes regional policy on innovation, entrepreneurship ecosystem, and economic development.

Robin Wang

Robin Wang

US healthcare and health insurance data

Robin Wang is a health policy researcher at the Urban Institute, with extensive experience in health data analysis & modelling, and health policy analysis. His professional experience spans China, the US, continental Europe and the UK. Robin is an MPA graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has advanced data science training in George Washington University.

Yuqi Liao

Yuqi Liao

Large-scale international assessments and surveys

Yuqi is a data and research professional with an interdisciplinary background in data visualization, web development, large-scale survey and assessment, machine learning, econometrics, and public policy. He is passionate about helping people and organizations explore and understand their data.

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How to Create Animations in R

The following materials covers the basics of creating animations (or data-driven GIFs) in R. By the end of the slides, you could recreate the animation above.

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How to Work with Strings in R

The following slides focus on the basics in working with strings in R - this will be great for someone who is new to R, but probably has some data analysis experience in Stata, Excel, or if you are already a R user, but mostly self-taught, and would like to have a refresher on what you could do with strings in R.

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