Beginning with Python; the right choice?

Simon Brunning simon at brunningonline.net
Sun Jun 28 11:04:25 CEST 2009


2009/6/27 sato.photo at gmail.com <sato.photo at gmail.com>:
> Thank you for all of the links and advice.
>
> What do I want to learn Python for?
>
> Again, pardon me for my lack of relevant information.  I am also a
> journalist (an out of work one at the moment, like so many others) and
> I feel that learning python could be useful for computer assisted
> reporting, that is, utilizing databases, creating interactive maps and
> the like.
>
> http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/

That's a Python site!

As a journalist, you might also be interested in
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/18/mps-expenses-crowdsourcing-app>
- The Guardian, a UK national newspaper, quickly wrote and deployed a
Python application to allow their readers to cooperate in the massive
manual task of analysing MPs' expenses receipts, looking for
ill-doing.

-- 
Cheers,
Simon B.



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