Coding and Data Science


ggplot: Grammar of Graphics in Python with Plotnine
Do you wish that Python could emulate the superb visualizations that ggplot gives you in the R language? Well it can.
Plotnine is a powerful graphics library for great visualizations and based on ggplot

Data Visualization with Julia and VSCode
With Julia and the free VSCode IDE, you can make impressive data visualizations with little programming knowledge.

Python for Data Journalists: Get Your Data from the Web
Use Python and Pandas to discover, read and analyse data from CSV, Excel spreadsheets on the web

Plotting with Pandas: An Introduction to Data Visualization
If you are a budding Data Scientist or Data Journalist, being able to visualize your data gives you the ability to better understand it. On Medium.com

Simple Twitter Statistics with Python and Pandas
Twitter statistics are great to see how well you are engaging with your audience but how are others doing?

Setting Up Jupyter Notebooks for Data Visualization
Jupyter Notebooks are a great and fairly simple way to explore data and create visualizations in an interactive environment.

Starting Data Visualization with Julia and JuliaBox
With Julia and JuliaBox you can make impressive data visualizations with almost no programming knowledge and no need to install anything.

3 Excellent Python IDEs for beginners - Thonny, Geany or Idle
If you are a professional Python programmer, looking for an Editor or IDE, you are spoiled for choice. But if you are a Beginner, or a Teacher, what is the best bet?

Technology and Science


Neurocapitalism: surveillance of the mind
Neural interfaces will lead to new and unimaginable applications where brains and computers are intimately connected.

Covid-19 and Vitamin D Deficiency - Is There a Link?
Academic studies find a correlation between the severity of Covid-19 infection and vitamin D levels

Could there be Hydrogen Breathing Aliens?
At the time of writing over 4000 known exoplanets have been discovered. This is the first step to identifying potentially habitable worlds and so where the search for extra-terrestrial life begins.

Schrödinger's Cat is Alive and Well, and living in a parallel universe
Is the Many Worlds theory an alternative to the classical Copenhagen Interpretation in Quantum Physics?

Technology and Your Brain
We can’t read properly anymore, our memories are fading, we don’t know the stuff that we used to and we don’t talk to each other.

Should Robots Pay Tax?
Around half of all tax receipts come from payroll taxes. So where will tax revenue come from if robots take all the jobs?

What if Dark Matter Doesn't Exist?
Dark Matter makes up 85% of the Universe. Scientists have been looking for it for ages. Is it really there?

Bacon Increases the Risk of Cancer but Should We Worry?
Bacon, sausages and other processed meat may increase your chance of getting cancer but some scientists say that there's no need to worry. It's a question of personal or public health.

How to save $10,000 a year: Stop driving!
Autonomous vehicles will change the way we drive and how we own our vehicles.
About Alan Jones:

A ex-academic and software engineer, I have taught computing subjects to both undergraduate and postgraduate students over many years as well as having a long career as a software developer in industry.

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