Solved Problem: A Story About Big Data in a Little Space

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jul 02, 2012 | Category:

As part of the API project for this iPad app I'm working on, we have to pull down, filter and ingest thousands of Gb of song data from a major music information source. This data is offered to commercial partners in two formats - a relational database or a collection ...

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MS Excel and Python's csv module

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jun 29, 2012 | Category:

You may have noticed that I haven't posted in quite a while. Almost a year ago I started on some API work for an upcoming iPad app for a recording artist that has taken most of my focus and left me with not much time to participate in other projects. ...

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Managing mp3 Files with eyeD3

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 12, 2011 | Category: Python

I'm more than a little bit OCD when it comes to managing my music collection. It's huge, and I like to keep the files named with a certain pattern so that when I look at the archive I can see, at a glance, what I have without having to open ...

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Quick and Dirty Lat/Lng Values from the Google Geocoding API

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 11, 2011 | Category: Python

This past week, I had to assign lat/long values to a large batch of addresses we had sitting around in our database.

To get those values, I posted to the Google Geocoding API and parsed the resulting XML.

This script isn't particularly polished - I didn't spend much time ...

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Contributing to Django Documentation, Part 2: Submitting A Patch

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 13, 2011 | Category: Django

Note: This is the second part of a two-part series. The first post is:

Contributing to Django Documentation, Part 1: Generating and Editing Documentation Locally

Whether or not you have a specific piece of documentation you'd like to add, the place to start is always the bug tracker.