Debunking the Myths of R vs. Python

June 15, 2021 | Python on RStudio

Data science teams sometimes believe that they must standardize on R or Python for efficiency, at the cost of forcing individual data scientists to give up their preferred, most productive language. RStudio’s professional products provide the best single home for R and Python data science, so teams can optimize ...
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A tour of Python + Jupyter Notebooks

June 13, 2021 | George Mount

In an earlier post I offered a tour of RStudio, the popular integrated development environment and my preferred interface for teaching R. With Python, I favor Jupyter notebooks so figured a similar tour would be worth it. This post lays out the basics of Jupyter, how to navigate the interface, ...
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Scrapy with a Rotating Tor Proxy

June 9, 2021 | Python - datawookie

This post shows an approach to using a rotating Tor proxy with Scrapy. I’m using the scrapy-rotating-proxies download middleware package to rotate through a set of proxies, ensuring that my requests are originating from a selection of IP addresses. However, I need to have those IP addresses evolve over ... [...Read more...]

Scrapy with a Rotating Tor Proxy

June 9, 2021 | Python | datawookie

This post shows an approach to using a rotating Tor proxy with Scrapy. I’m using the scrapy-rotating-proxies download middleware package to rotate through a set of proxies, ensuring that my requests are originating from a selection of IP addresses. However, I need to have those IP addresses evolve over ... [...Read more...]

data_algebra 0.7.0 What is New

June 7, 2021 | John Mount

I’ve been tinkering a lot recently with the data_algebra, and just released version 0.7.0 to PyPi. In this note I’ll touch on what the data algebra is, what the new features are, and my plans going forward.     The data algebra The data algebra is a modern realization of […] [...Read more...]
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