President Obama has said a lot of words. That is a fact. I wanted to use those words and make a Robot to talk in his voice… on Twitter. So I built a Markov text generator using some of his speeches available at American Rhetoric.
IMDB has an awesome auto-complete search box. Type some words in it, and it immediately shows you a list of movies that match your search. I wanted to see which movies I could find on IMDB without actually loading each page, so I decided to scrape information right out of the search box.
I presented my final project at Metis last thursday. I talked about using ML to increase the chance that a famous newscaster would retweet me. This post is a work in progress.
Many people made predictions about this year’s primary, and many of these predictions turned out to be wrong. I don’t need to retread all of this information here, but suffice to say many people underestimated Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
This post will show you how to create a feature in OSX where you right click on a file, and it opens a Terminal in the containing folder. After some searching, I found out that you can do this with Automator. I found instructions here but they were out of date and some of the relevant pieces of Automator have changed. So I wrote an updated version.
I’ve spent a few weeks using Pandas and I’m starting to appreciate just how powerful it is. I recently used it with geographic data for the first time, and that’s the topic of this post.
My goal is to locate people on the AT, so the first thing I need is a good map of the AT. Fortunately, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) maintains GIS data describing the path of the AT and makes it available on its website. I was hoping to get started by downloading the GIS data, and then converting it to a format that I can use more easily. However, I found out that that wasn’t going to be straight forward.