Code

More Better Python: 10 Cool New (to me) Python Things

One of the sublime pleasures of Python is discovering newer, better ways at doing Python. Here are 10 I've discovered recently.
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Code · APIs

Reflections on Creating an API Program

As the IPUMS NHGIS Metadata and Data Extract APIs reach v1.0, this is a great time to look back and reflect on how we got here.
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Data · Visualization

Exploring the Weird World of IPUMS Data Availability

IPUMS aims to harmonize all the world's demographic data, but sometimes the data is just not there, leaving us with interesting user experience challenges as we help users discover when data is and isn't available.
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Code · DevCulture

The GPL License and Linking: Still Unclear After 30 Years

The prevalence of GPL licensing for R libraries in CRAN, the challenge that creates for users, and the reckoning that the R community might not see coming.
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Code · Data

Big Data on a Laptop: Tools and Strategies - Part 3

In our final installment of this series, we show how to harness all the compute cores available on your local system, turning it into a personal cluster for parallel computing.
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2020-06-12
Minneapolis Tech Leadership Conference (Minneapolis, MN)
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2020-01-16
Code Freeze (Minneapolis, MN)
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2019-05-06
SATURN (Pittsburgh, PA)
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2019-05-01
PyCon (Cleveland, OH)
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2019-04-30
DockerCon (San Francisco, CA)
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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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