I know you’re all waiting on the edge of your seats for an update on the cupcakes vs. muffins data science project, but unfortunately I don’t have any answers to that age-old question* yet.
As silly as it may sound, I’m actually considering using this data set for a paper about using PLS (partial least squares regression) for ecological data. So for now, I’m holding off on blogging about any results of analyses in case I end up wanting to use them for the publication. In the meantime, the fully cleaned (I hope) dataset is up on github, so feel free to play around with it. Once I have a general outline for this paper, I may feel more comfortable blogging about the results. Please comment if you think I’m being silly and overparanoid about holding back on this.
*all I can say is muffins probably differ from cupcakes by more than just frosting, based on the ingredients.