Making data easier for everyone (but mostly just journalists)
You need solutions that work for journalists, not
rocket data scientists1
Everyone wants to learn D3 and work for The Pudding, although I can only help with the first half. But only if you also listen to like twelve hours of me complaining about why interactivity is a curse.
You want buzzwords? Here we go: Scraping! Python! Jupyter Notebooks! Illustrator! Machine learning! QGIS! Flask! OpenRefine! LANDSAT! Most everything people mentioned at NICAR, probably.
1 Yes, you're right, it might be fun to do some regressions or text analysis or whatever using scikit-learn, but you get the idea. Us data journos have a much wider scope than the number crunchers of the world.
2 Is that pie chart making you lose your mind? If it isn't, let's go on a journey to find out why it's so painful.
We'll let you know when we have fun new releases. Courses, tools, showtunes, furniture, etc.
Because knowledge doesn't grow on trees.
An interactive introduction to Python.
I don't like a single introductory online Python class. They're boring, they're useless, and they lack an ounce of soul. So I'm making one. It's boring and useless, sure, but it's mine.
Machine learning and statistics in pursuit of reporting!
Features tutorials, reference, and walkthroughs of award-winning stories.
Point-and-click tools so you don't need to get your hands dirty with the command line.
Easily convert US street addresses to latitude/longitude.
Take advantage of the Census Bureau's bulk geocoding service with a simple app. Includes simple cleaning and data manipulation tools so you can spend less time in Excel and more time building your maps.
Installing Python can be a pain. Python Wrangler can help.
Discover and organize all of the Python versions installed on your system, and get tips on how to clean house and set everything up in a nice standard way.
Time to solve the deepest darkest mystery
Oh, hi. It's actually just me, Soma. My major qualifications are that I think programming is boring.
But really, I'd like for more than just my students to have an easy time doing this stuff, so here we are.