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

From: James S.
Sent on: Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:07 AM
Bianca,

The most simple and robust language to learn as a beginner is Python. Python's syntax is very easy to learn and hard to master. Most APIs have a python library that you can import and start using right away. It's a high-level language, easily readable, and is very robust. 

I've been to a few meetups that demonstrate Python's connectivity to API, particularly the Citibike API. They taught us to pull real time data with 0 programming knowledge. It was quite awesome. I recommend getting started with Python.


Also, a lot of companies are looking for experience python developers. So there's always that.

- James


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 10:41 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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