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Heatmap of listing prices in Boston (Sep 2016)

In this post I demonstrate how by using open source data you can smartly start your airbnb business as a host. Inside airbnb provides publicly available information about a city’s Airbnb’s listings, compiled from the Airbnb web-site. As an example I take a dataset for Boston city, scraped at September, 2016, which includes 3,5k listings with 90+ columns of features, as well as availability calendar for 365 days in the future, and the reviews for each listing. Using the CRISP-DM technique, I would like to answer the following 3 questions:

  • How the Boston airbnb proposition looks like?
  • What is the…

Daria Satco

Data Scientist at McKinsey & Company

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