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Analyzing Crime with Python

Use Python to make heat maps of crime, traffic lights and alcohol permits to beter understand what influences crime rates.

Learn how to analyze crime data and link crime to traffic, street lamps and demographics to learn about your community. We will be using Python, GIS and a variety of data analysis techniques to study a wide range of issues related to crime in this long term project.

For Python programmers, this project is an introduction to:

Numpy and Scipy, for statistical computing

GDAL and osgeo, for manipulating GIS data

Databundles, for packaging data

For an overview of the project, visit the project wiki page:

Or, read about some of the preliminary work on our blog:

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  • Lindsay H.

    Good stuff! Seems like a promising project.

    March 7, 2013

  • Carol Naslund W.

    Sorry for the late cancellation. Sick child :( Looks like very cool stuff.

    March 6, 2013

  • Judy J.

    Will we need our laptops for programming or is more just an informational meeting

    March 6, 2013

  • Judy J.

    I decided this was important

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    I may just swing by ... and leave if there's no place, or do Something Completely Different.

    March 5, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Majorly bummed to miss this. Please post a link to slides here or on the project page. Will future meetings be cross-posted into the SDPUG or just in SDRDL?

    March 4, 2013

    • Eric B.

      Sorry you'll miss the kick off, but the project will run for a few months, so you can jump in later. Everything will get linked to the project wiki page,­. For future meetings, we'll split up the programming, statistics and GIS work, and only post the python programming meetings here. ( isn't really built for multi-group meetings. )

      March 4, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Whoops! GF missed her plane and is now coming in Wed night instead of Tues.

    March 4, 2013

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