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Scraping PDFs with Python

PDFs are a hassle for those of us that have to work with them to get at their data.  When I was at the Open Data NJ summit last month, the reporters and journalists went on and on about how utilizing PDFs the worst thing in the world, and they’re right.

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The Crime Map You Should Know About

I’ve coded a crime map for Muckgers, an online student-run publication that I contribute to. I’ve explained in detail in several posts on the site what I’ve done and improved upon, but I thought I would go into more about code and concepts on my blog.

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Comparing Company Names With Python

If you have trouble matching similar company names, you’re more than likely trying to clean up some sort of database. This is one of my major issues that I’ve tried to explore for myself, so hopefully my findings can assist others who find themselves in a similar situation.

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Keeping Up With The Movies

The Oscars have come and gone, and there are another list of movies that I’ll probably have to watch one day.  How do I decide what to watch and what to skip?

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What about Django?

No one can deny that Python is powerful, which is why it is well-loved.  You can write a small app very quickly, have it connect to a database or to web APIs.  String manipulation is powerful.  It’s quick and easy to learn.