Code · Data

Big Data on a Laptop: Tools and Strategies - Part 1

Doing analysis on big data doesn’t have to mean mastering enterprise Big Data tools or accessing hundred-node compute clusters in the cloud. In this series, we’ll find out what your humble laptop can do with the help of modern tools first.
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Code

ipumsr - Integrating IPUMS Data with R

We are excited to announce the ipumsr R package, which helps make importing IPUMS data into R easy.
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Code

Flame Graphs: Making the Opaque Obvious

With a flame graph style profile of your application, you can spot poor performance hotspots even at a glance
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DevCulture

Open Sourcing Code with Intention

A quick guide to what you need to think about before you open source your code.
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Code · Infrastructure

Slurping Up Excel Data on the Quick: Python, Pandas, and Pickle

If you have very large tables of data imprisoned in a vendor-locked Excel jail, consider setting them free by caching worksheets using Python+Pandas+Pickle.
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ISRDI IT On Tour

Where We'll Be / Where We've Been

2018-07-12
DevOpsDays Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)
Attending
2018-06-12
DockerCon (San Francisco, CA)
Attending
2018-05-17
DevOps UMN (Minneapolis, MN)
Speaking
2018-05-16
Glue Con (Broomfield, CO)
Attending
2018-01-11
Code Freeze 2018 (Minneapolis, MN)
Attending

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About ISRDI

The home of IPUMS is the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation, an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota. As a leading developer and disseminator of some of the world's largest demographic databases, we serve an audience of more than 50,000 researchers, policymakers, journalists, and data scientists around the globe.

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