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Ingesting the 2020 U.S. Census with DuckDB

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DuckDB made it possible for us to reshape the U.S. Census with pure SQL and a sprinkling of classic UNIX utilities.
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Reading the Parquet Data Format in Rust

Move Beyond the Basic Examples
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Implementing The Fastest (Pseudo) Jaro-Winkler Algorithm in Rust

Creating one of the fastest jaro winkler implementations available
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Upgrading the Shared Conda Installation at ISRDI

A shared conda installation provides a multitude of benefits for an organization, but upgrading it can be a challenge. This is that journey.
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Code · DevCulture

GPL: Do We Need to Wait for the Courts?

Is there another way to resolve the ambiguity with the GPL that doesn't involve the courts?
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ISRDI IT are the people who create and maintain the technology behind ISRDI and IPUMS and were motivated to write this blog. We invite you to learn more about one of the leading technology groups in the social sciences.

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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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