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Data analysis using the Query with SQL tool

Ferdinand Magellan, the Renaissance’s most prodigious explorer. He almost certainly knew lingua franca – but did he know SQL?It’s Summer 1513. Rome is the centre of the Renaissance world, and Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese merchant ships criss-cross the oceans, ferrying textiles from the North, spices from the East, and precious metals from the newly-discovered Americas. […]

It’s all about tools

The new ScraperWiki is all about tools. People talk a lot about data, big data, data mining, data science. But the action happens in tools. Tools like Excel, R, SPSS, Python. Or, on the new ScraperWiki, tools like View in a table, Summarise this data and Query with SQL. We’ve just pushed an improvement to […]

Summarising Serendipity

5 years ago, a friend and I sat down in a pub in Shrewsbury, drank some beer, and chatted about the web. Every month since, people have been doing that in Shrewsbury (and a few times in Ludlow). It’s called ShropGeek (we’re very savvy in our naming conventions, you see). It was started and organised […]

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