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Data Mascara: Charting Most Mentioned Brands in Jay-Z's songs

  • Jul 28, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • NewsCred

Data themed office hours held Monday evenings, 7-9pm.  

Bring your computer!

We're going to work on recreating a chart published in Vanity Fair that shows the most mentioned brands in Jay-Z songs.

Code: Here's a starter repo, with a scraper script using BeautifulSoup to download Jay-Z's lyrics and another that does basic parsing to find most frequent words:

Exercises: Try to further clean the parsing to find brand names mentioned and draw charts!

Don't forget to bring your computer =)

Our host for the evening is NewsCred. Bring an ID to sign in at the front desk and take the elevator to the 6th floor. Please RSVP early.

NewsCred offers a content marketing and syndication platform built with Python that allows clients to quickly discover meaningful new articles and images with the help of data science, manage their content, plan their editorial calendars, and measure their ROIs.  (read more@newscred

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  • Jerry L.

    Good event ! I can learn something new from this event !

    1 · July 28, 2014

  • Kat C.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed suggests for parsing the song lyrics, and pointing out multiple variants of brands (i.e. 'cedes, hercedes, mercedes) We will continue to work on this project next week. pip & virtualenv info: I showed these notes from a previous workshop and there includes instructions for installation & some basic exercises

    July 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ms Kat
    Are we recording or posting links to the data sets ???won't be able to attend. Got to work late. Please advise.

    July 28, 2014

    • Kat C.

      Hi Felipe, there won't be a recording (no talk). It's meant to be a hands-on group activity. You can download the lyrics using the scraper script that is in the git repository linked above (­). Let me know if you've further questions.

      July 28, 2014

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