Category Archives: Tutorials

High-Performance Computing in R Workshop

Data Community DC and District Data Labs are excited to be hosting a High-Performance Computing with R workshop on June 21st, 2014 taught by Yale professor and R package author Jay Emerson. If you’re interested in learning about high-performance computing including concepts such … Continue reading

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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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