How can time series information be used to choose a control group?

This post is by Phil Price, not Andrew. Before I get to my question, you need some background. The amount of electricity that is provided by an electric utility at a given time is called the “electric load”, and the time series of electric load is called the “load shape.” Figure 1 (which is labeled Figure 2 and is taken from a report by Scottmadden Management Consultants) shows the load shape for all of California for one March day from each of the past six years (in this case, the day with the lowest peak electric load). Note that the y-axis does not start at zero. Figure 1: Electric load (the amount of electricity provided by the electric grid) in the middle of the day has been decreasing year by year in California as alternative energy sources (mostly solar) are…
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Engineering Practices in Data Science

Cross-posted from blog.untrod.com Josh Wills wrote this excellent, pithy definition of a data scientist: Data Scientists (n.): Person who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician. It’s certainly true that software engineering and data science are two different disciplines, and for good reason – they require different skills. But as this definition…
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