Archive for category Programming

Web Mapping with Free Software Tools

Web mapping is an application of geographic information systems (GIS) that involves the creation of interactive digital maps displayed and manipulated through a web browser. This post examines several approaches to creating and publishing interactive web maps, focusing on free and open-source software tools. Some technologies involve desktop GIS software or programming environments as part of the workflow leading […]

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RStudio as a Research and Writing Platform

[A revised and updated version of this post can be found here.] R ( is a programming language and software platform for statistical computing and graphics, widely used in academia and industry (see Introduction to R). RStudio is an integrated development environment for R. RStudio makes R easier to use, and it also enables the […]

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Python programmers: Big data’s main squeeze

An article by Jennifer Davies in The San Diego Union-Tribune.  

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