Category Archives: Tutorials

Saving Money Using Data Science for Dummies

I’d like to tell you a story about how I made “data science” work for me without writing a single line of code, launching a single data analysis or visualization app, or even looking at a single digit of data. “No, way!”, … Continue reading

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Backbone, The Primer: A Simple App

This is the fourth of four posts that guest author Greg MacWilliam has put together for Data Community DC: Backbone, The Primer. For more details about the API and an overview, please go back to the Introduction. For more on … Continue reading

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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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Backbone, The Primer: Views

This is the third of four posts that guest author Greg MacWilliam has put together for Data Community DC: Backbone, The Primer. For more details about the API and an overview, please go back to the Introduction. For more on … Continue reading

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Backbone, The Primer: Models and Collections

This is the second of four posts that guest author Greg MacWilliam has put together for Data Community DC: Backbone, The Primer. For more details about the API and an overview, please go back to the Introduction. Usings Models First, … Continue reading

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Backbone, The Primer

This is the first of four posts that guest author Greg MacWilliam has put together for Data Community DC: Backbone, The Primer. Editors Note: Backbone.js is an MVC framework for front-end developers. It allows rapid development and prototyping of rich … Continue reading

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Setting up a Titan Cluster on Cassandra and ElasticSearch on AWS EC2

Guest Post by Jenny Kim This purpose of this post is to provide a walkthrough of a Titan cluster setup and highlight some key gotchas I’ve learned along the way. This walkthrough will utilize the following versions of each software … Continue reading

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Instructions for deploying an Elasticsearch Cluster with Titan

Elasticsearch is an open source distributed real-time search engine for the cloud. It allows you to deploy a scalable, auto-discovered cluster of nodes, and as search capacity grows, you simple need to add more nodes and the cluster will reorganize … Continue reading

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Analyzing Social Media Networks using NodeXL

This is a guest post from Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientist at Connected Action Consulting Group, and a developer of NodeXL, an Excel-based system for (social) network analysis. Marc will be leading a workshop on NodeXL, offered through Data Community DC, on … Continue reading

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2013 September DSMD Event: Teaching Data Science to the Masses

For Data Science MD’s Septmeber meetup, we were very fortunate to have the very talented and very passionate Dr. Jeff Leek speak about his experiences teaching Data Science through the online learning platform Coursera. This was also a unique event … Continue reading

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