Sentiment Analysis & Text Cleaning in Python with Vader

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 17 July 2020 in Data Science • Tagged with datascience, python • 8 min read

Sentiment Analysis in Python with Vader

Sentiment analysis is the interpretation and classification of emotions (positive, negative and neutral) within text data using text analysis techniques. Essentially just trying to judge the amount of emotion from the written words & determine what type of emotion. This post we'll go into how …

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Profitable Python Podcast - Show Notes

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 10 July 2020 in Software • Tagged with software, datascience • 4 min read

I was recently a guest on the Profitable Python podcast with host Ben McNeill, the episode can be found at: This blog post serves as the show notes, if I've missed anything, please drop a comment below!

Projects Mentioned

A project where the …

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Interactive Random Walkers with Javascript

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 03 July 2020 in Javascript • Tagged with javascript, data-viz • 2 min read

Random walks are where randomly-moving objects move around, that's it. The most fascinating part about it is how many seemingly 'patterns' emerge from the random behaviour, and that everyone sees something different in the visualisations. In this post, let's build an interactive random walk visualisation with Javascript. Let's control the …

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How Pandas_Alive was Made

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 26 June 2020 in Python • Tagged with Python • 5 min read

Pandas-Alive is an open source Python package for making animated charts from Pandas dataframes. This project was first inspired by a very specific COVID-19 visualisation, so I set out to make this visualisation a reality.

This visualisation consisted of a bar chart race showing regions, a line chart showing new …

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How to Make GitHub Actions

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 19 June 2020 in CICD • Tagged with cicd • 4 min read

From a recent post on this blog on how to use GitHub Actions to easily integrate CI/CD into your repository, this post will go into how to create your own GitHub Action!

This post was inspired from developing a few GitHub Actions of my own, which I recently released …

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Geopandas and Pandas Alive

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 12 June 2020 in Python • Tagged with python, visualisation • 6 min read

Geopandas and Pandas_Alive

Following on from a previous post on making animated charts with pandas_alive, let's go into generating animated charts specifically for geospatial data with geopandas. Support for geopandas was introduced into pandas_alive in version 0.2.0, along with functionality to interface with contextily for enabling basemaps. The …

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Make a README & Documentation with Jupyter Notebooks

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 05 June 2020 in Python • Tagged with python • 5 min read

README is typically the front page of a project, and should contain relevant information for current users & prospective users. As to make sure documentation across a project is consistent as well, imagine if we could include this README that is the front page of our project, both on the repository …

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Translating Text in Python

Posted by Jack McKew on Fri 29 May 2020 in Data Science • Tagged with datascience, python • 9 min read

Working with data in a connected digital world, means you will possibly encounter data in a language outside your own. In this post we'll go into ways to translate this data in Python.

First off we need some sample text, and what is better to read about then pizza!

In …

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Creating Animated Plots with Pandas_Alive

Posted by Jack McKew on Thu 21 May 2020 in Data Science • Tagged with datascience, python, data-viz, datavisualisation • 5 min read

In this tutorial we'll learn how to create a series of animations using Pandas_Alive. This post is rendered in the style of a Jupyter Notebook. Find the source here:

Pandas_Alive was created by me! I set …

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COVID-19 Confirmed Cases NSW Australia - Animated Statistics over Time

Posted by Jack McKew on Thu 14 May 2020 in Data Science • Tagged with datascience, python, data-viz, datavisualiation • 1 min read

Recently, I had wanted to build a visualisation of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in my home state NSW. This post is to cover the release of the visualisation on YouTube, and there is hopes to write future post(s) about building this visualisation & developing Pandas_Alive. Would love to hear …

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