Re: [codecrewny] Data Analysis and working with NYC Open Data

From: Karen B.
Sent on: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:54 AM

From everthing I see on Coursera.org and Edex.org Python is the preffered language for learning programming. Honestly, HTML and CSS are not programming, per se, but they are what make the presentation layer of every web page. The distinction is important to understand. Web apps have layers, called a stack. You may want to Google web stack and start to get an idea.

Anyway, knowing some HTML and CSS is needed to approach learning PHP and JavaScript (not necessarily interchangable), but not Python (at first).

I like O'Reilly's Headfirst book series (or headstart). Regardless, learn HTML5 : ), not XHTML.

Best wishes!

On Nov 7,[masked]:42 AM, "Marcus Alexander Eagan" <[address removed]> wrote:
I recommend PHP, a language I don't myself. I just hear that it allows very easy entry and expressions make sense to non-programmers. I started with small talk and my head has never stopped hurting. :)

Marcus

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On Nov 7, 2013, at 8:53 AM, Holly  <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi All,

I have no experience in programming, just very basic knowledge of HTML.  What are some resources to get myself familiarized with where to begin? Any good materials on code academy? And what language would be best to tackle for a beginner?  

Thanks to all suggestions! 


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On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Devon McCormick <[address removed]> wrote:
I have some, general experience with this sort of thing and would like to work with the NYC open data, so I'd be willing to attempt to figure this out if anyone would like to help.


On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Rick Colosimo <[address removed]> wrote:
Dear Bianca,

I'm just figuring this out myself with Ruby+Rails. The things you'll want to search on are REST and .json in the language or tool you want to use. That's the common entry point, it seems, to many open APIs.

Thanks,

Rick

Richard J. Colosimo

On Nov 2, 2013, at 18:29, Bianca <[address removed]> wrote:

I'm trying to learn how to work with NYC open data and APIs in general, but I'm not really sure where to begin. I've tried to Google this, but have been unable to find a high-level overview of how to approach this.

Has anyone in this group worked with data sets and knows how to visualize data? I need a very beginner explanation of how to do this.

Let me know! Maybe we can meet at GA or some coffee shop.

Thanks,

Bianca




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