Data Science Toolkit Usage Command Line on OS X and Linux Download python_tools.zip, extract into a new folder, cd into it and run ./install How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation As a growing number of international NGOs are using infographics, charts and interactive maps to share success and highlight disaster, how can organisations with less resources create high quality visualisations without having to pay to outsource them? We’ve put together a beginner’s guide for visualising development data. Organising your data The first thing you need to do is have a clear idea of the data you want to visualise. Reasons for not releasing data in government » Article » OWNI.eu, Digital Journalism We’re in the first workshop of the day at the CEBIT Gov 2.0 conference. It is led by Andrew Stott, the Director for Digital Engagement for the UK government. The first exercise of the day has been to come up with reasons that government may give for not releasing data online. I don’t know if I’m happy or disappointed that our table did the best – coming up with 36 reasons (second was a table with 27). I’ve listed them below – and added an additional set that Andrew says that he has also encountered in his role.
DriveNow: BMW / Sixt Joint Venture - car sharing The BMW Group and Sixt AG are planning a unique and innovative car sharing venture. With effect from April 2011 onwards – initially in Munich and later in Berlin – the two companies intend to join forces in offering a modern mobility concept under the brand-name DriveNow; this new product will combine vehicles and service of the highest quality with simple, flexible usage. DriveNow is the first car sharing concept to place an emphasis on efficient premium vehicles and comprehensive service.
Top 20 Apps For Managing Social Media Social media from Twitter to Facebook, LinkedIn to YouTube creates opportunities for building relationships, cultivating customers and promoting business, but the sea of updates and input awash with data both important and consequential can drown all but the most dogged of users. Fortunately, app developers have created more than a few devices to make keeping afloat in the social media waters manageable, sane and even productive. Yet even the tools intended to help users navigate social media ar 1 of 20 With TweetDeck, users can customize their Twitter experience with groups, columns, saved searches and automatic updates to help them stay updated about interesting people and topics.
Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part I: File Spacing Hi all! I am starting yet another article series here. Remember my two articles on Famous Awk One-Liners Explained and Famous Sed One-Liners Explained? They have received more than 150,000 views total and they attract a few thousand new visitors every week. Inspired by their success, I am going to create my own perl1line.txt file and explain every single oneliner in it. I hope it becomes as famous as awk1line.txt and sed1line.txt files.
User:Poulpy/gallery From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository Sun Dec 30 04:33:54 CET 2012 Kabufuda card: 1 (alternate design)Kabufuda card: 1 (standard design)Kabufuda card: 4 (alternate design)Kabufuda card: 4 (standard design)Kabufuda card: blank card Sat Dec 29 19:07:46 CET 2012 errors UK Launches Open Data Site; Puts Data.gov to Shame A new website dedicated to making non-personal data held by the U.K. government available for software developers has launched today with the help of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. Data.gov.uk is being slammed with traffic but six months after the U.S. government opened its Data.gov site the U.K. site already has more than three times as much data than the U.S. site offers today. At launch, Data.gov.uk has nearly 3,000 data sets available for developers to build mashups with. The U.S. site, Data.gov, has less than 1,000 data sets today.
Meta-currency - Rheonomy - Eric Harris-Braun In her beautifully insightful book, The Nature of Economies, Jane Jacobs suggests that we must broaden our understanding of economics in the context of the flow processes of the natural world. Near the end of the book one of her characters asks the question, “What are economies for?” One of the other characters answers: “… To enable us to partake, in our own fashion, in a great universal flow” Another character answers with “Economies have a lot in common with language… like language, economic life permits us to develop cultures and multitudes of purposes… that’s its function which is most meaningful for us.” Mashup (web application hybrid) In the past years, more and more Web applications have published APIs that enable software developers to easily integrate data and functions the SOA way, instead of building them by themselves. Mashups can be considered to have an active role in the evolution of social software and Web 2.0. Mashup composition tools are usually simple enough to be used by end-users. They generally do not require programming skills and rather support visual wiring of GUI widgets, services and components together. Therefore, these tools contribute to a new vision of the Web, where users are able to contribute.
New University of Utah center offers some serious computing muscle to handle 'extreme data' SALT LAKE CITY — A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in the fields of science, they can be worth billions and billions of bytes of information. A few years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd said "more data will be created in the next four years than in the history of the planet." Hurd's prediction was understated.