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Pie Charts

September 4th, 2020 by Danielle Boccelli

Show/Hide Code   Introduction It seems as if people are split on pie charts: either you passionately hate them, or you are indifferent. In this article, we are going to explain why pie charts are problematic and, if you fall into the latter category, what you can do when creating pie charts to avoid upsetting those […]

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Useful Python Snippets

October 26th, 2019 by boxplotanalytics

The goal of this blog post is a compilation of little tidbits and code snippets that address common issues when programming for data analysis in Python. General Snippets Difference between JSON and XML This page gives a great example of the difference between data in JSON format and XML format. It shows the exact same […]

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Common Python Errors

September 1st, 2019 by boxplotanalytics

This post is updated as appropriate, so keep checking back! Table of Contents Errors when installing python with homebrew Error: Permission denied Error: Could not symlik bin Errors when writing/running python code TypeError NameError IndentationError SyntaxError IndexError KeyError ValueError Installing Python Error: Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir – /usr/local/Frameworks Check out this article for help: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/issues/19286   […]

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Installing & Running Jupyter Notebook

September 1st, 2019 by boxplotanalytics

Step 1: Install Anaconda Go to this download webpage on Anaconda‚Äôs site. Choose the correct link for your operating system, and then go through the installation process. Step 2: Prepare a folder for notebooks Choose or create a folder on your computer where you will store all Jupyter notebook files. Make sure you choose a place […]

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Python Resources

September 1st, 2019 by boxplotanalytics

Python Resources Driven Data This is a great way to tackle Machine Learning and Python at the same time!  I also like Driven Data because it’s a project with a specific goal. I think that’s the best way to learn!   Automate the Boring Stuff with Python This is another project-based site that also is […]

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