25 February 2013

Codesnippet: basic geoinferencing with Shapely, GeoJSON and OpenRefine

The Python Shapely library allows for convenient spatial operations. Unfortunately getting data in proved somewhat of a struggle.

09 February 2013

Codesnippet: control your music player by shaking your Thinkpad around

A short Python script demonstrating how you can use the Thinkpad accelerometer through HDAPS to control your laptop.

17 January 2013

Switch from AWStats to Piwik on a Webfaction host

A short walktrough for Webfaction-users on switching from AWStats to Piwik for website analytics, including importing older data.

24 August 2012

What if we divided our countries as we do our wealth? Using R to visualise wealth distributions

If we divided a country as we divide its wealth, how would the map look like? A step-by-step anwser using graphs & maps in R.

16 June 2012

After open data, we need open data analysis: a first look at OpenCPU

OpenCPU offers a truly open platform for collaborative data analysis, and could give R online a big push. Follow along with a basic MDS-analysis demonstrating the OpenCPU REST API.

09 September 2011

Publicatietrends in de Belgische UniCat catalogus

Duik in de digitale Belgische academische catalogus: wat was het eerste handboek Sociologie? Publiceer je best over migranten of over terrorisme?

23 January 2011

Mediaconcentratie in Vlaanderen: waar zitten SBS en De Vijver?

Visualisatie van de benepen eigendomskaart van het Vlaams medialandschap

30 December 2010

Visualisation of BEL20 interlocking directorates

A glimps at the Belgian corporate power structure, courtesy of Freebase open data.

15 August 2010

From pdf to wordcloud using the Python NLTK

A small Python snippet to turn a PDF into a colorfull wordcloud.

01 August 2010

Vlaams separatisme: een verkennende netwerkanalyse

Valkeniers als netwerker en de vlaams-nationalistische wortels van het VIVES-instituut.