Category: Projects

Visualizing Geographic Trends in Identity Theft: Python, R, and ggmap (Part II)

Using ggmap to visualize fraud trends   In Part I of this series I showed how to get the data used in this portion. Let’s start by loading that data into R so we can map it.

Your data is stored in an R dataframe named df. Next we’ll get David Kahle and Hadley Wickham’s ggmap, an offshoot of… Read more →

Finding Favorite Directors, Writers, and Actors with Pandas and Python

Since early 2011 I have been using the website Jinni.com to get recommendations on movies and TV shows. Through rating movies on a 1-10 scale, Jinni built an impressive personal taste profile based on a huge variety of factors. It’s been a valuable tool in helping me discover movies I had never even heard of before. This was all great, except… Read more →

Scheduled Download Folder Cleanup with Python

Since diving back into Python some time ago, I’ve been coming up with scripts to make my life easier. One of my first creations is this very short and easy script which clears out my “Downloads” folder every evening at 7 PM. Here I’ll run through this simple five line script and explain it. Let’s get started!   If you’re anything like… Read more →