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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