Category Archives: Python

Building Data Apps with Python

Data Community DC and District Data Labs are excited to be offering a Building Data Apps with Python workshop on April 19th, 2014. Python is one of the most popular programming languages for data analysis.  Therefore, it is important to have a basic … Continue reading

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Flask Mega Meta Tutorial for Data Scientists

Introduction Data science isn’t all statistical modeling, machine learning, and data frames. Eventually, your hard work pays off and you need to give back the data and the results of your analysis; those blinding insights that you and your team … Continue reading

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A Tutorial for Deploying a Django Application that Uses Numpy and Scipy to Google Compute Engine Using Apache2 and modwsgi

by Sean Patrick Murphy Introduction This longer-than-initially planned article walks one through the process of deploying a non-standard Django application on a virtual instance provisioned not from Amazon Web Services but from Google Compute Engine. This means we will be … Continue reading

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Data Science MD July Recap: Python and R Meetup

For July’s meetup, Data Science MD was honored to have Jonathan Street of NIH and Brian Godsey of RedOwl Analytics come discuss using Python and R for data analysis.

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Python for Data Analysis: The Landscape of Tutorials

Python has been one of the premier general scripting languages, and a major web development language. Numerical and data analysis and scientific programming developed through the packages Numpy and Scipy, which, along with the visualization package Matplotlib formed the basis … Continue reading

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#DCtech Tweets Visualized in 60 Minutes

Yesterday, Peter Corbett of iStrategyLabs posted a data set of 65,000 tweets and facebook statuses with the hashtag #dctech and challenged the community to visualize it.

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Data Visualization: Teaching Data Viz

In the past few months Data Community DC (DC2) has brought together a series of great speakers for its visualization program DVDC, and now people are asking for more depth.  We have begun including interactive elements in our traditional lecture style … Continue reading

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Stepping up to Big Data with R and Python: A Mind Map of All the Packages You Will Ever Need

On May 8, we kicked off the transformation of R Users DC to Statistical Programming DC   (SPDC) with a meetup at iStrategyLabs in Dupont Circle. The meetup, titled “Stepping up to big data with R and Python,” was an … Continue reading

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PyAutoDiff: automatic differentiation for NumPy

We are excited to have a guest post discussing a new tool that is freely available for the Python community. Welcome, Jeremiah Lowin, the Chief Scientist of the Lowin Data Company, to the growing pool of Data Community DC bloggers. … Continue reading

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Data Community DC Video Series Kicks Off: Dr. Jesse English Talks NLP and Text Processing

We are excited to announce the first in a new series of posts and a brand new initiative: Data Community DC Videos! We are going to film and publish online videos (and separate audio, resources permitting) as many talks from … Continue reading

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