Open Data Tutorials: Open Data Sources & Python

Open Data: many organisations are publishing data for the public good. For example, the European Union publishes numbers on economic activity, demographics, greenhouse gas emissions and gender equality. The European Central Bank publishes money supply statistics, interest rates and foreign exchange rates. Likewise, plenty of other institutions do the same. Thus, there is a wealth … Continue reading “Open Data Tutorials: Open Data Sources & Python”

Process PDF’s fast with PyPDF2 and Pdfminer3k

Getting text from PDF files can be an absolute pain. Fortunately the quality of scans are getting better which makes parsing them a little bit easier. In this post we will show you two Python packages for working with PDF files. Neither of them is perfect, but you can get decent results with them. In … Continue reading “Process PDF’s fast with PyPDF2 and Pdfminer3k”

Getting Started with Python: The Installation [Windows]

Python is a programming language created by Guido van Rossum back in 1991. The language is easy to use and has gained a lot in popularity the last few years. At the time of writing, it is the 3rd most popular language (after Java and C) as ranked by┬áTIOBE. Installation of Python So how do … Continue reading “Getting Started with Python: The Installation [Windows]”