Almost all organisations have data in various locations and applications. If you work in an office, you’ll probably recognise this. You run various reports to get all the insights you need. What if you could see all key performance indicators (KPIs) in one go? Using one single dashboard with all your KPIs enables you to … Continue reading “Fully Automated Dashboards – Get started!”
Python at Universities in The Netherlands
Python is becoming a widely used programming language at Universities. It is beginner friendly and a suitable tool for research. Of course you will see it in the field of machine learning, artificial intelligence, finance and economics. You are probably also not surprised to see it in beta fields like biology, astrology and engineering. But … Continue reading “Python at Universities in The Netherlands”
Python numbers – The Netherlands, 2020
Python’s popularity is growing fast, also in The Netherlands. But do we really know how fast? Actually, not really, because the popularity of a language is a subjective matter. Certainly the answer you get depends on the person you ask. So is there any way we can get a better understanding of usage numbers of … Continue reading “Python numbers – The Netherlands, 2020”
Pandas Profiling – Turbocharge your Data Analysis
Pandas Profiling is the cool new tool for Data Analysis with Python. In this post, we will analyse the Airbnb data for Amsterdam, kindly provided by Inside Airbnb. If you are running Anaconda, you can install the package with the following command in your command line (Windows) or terminal (MacOS / Linux): conda install -c … Continue reading “Pandas Profiling – Turbocharge your Data Analysis”
So, who is learning Python?
Who is learning Python? A question I’ve been getting regularly, is “who are attending your Python workshops?”. Maybe surprisingly, it is mostly non-developers*. Some common job roles of the participants are: Sales Account Manager Growth Hacker Below is a “word cloud” of job roles from the Python workshop participants. As you can see, it is … Continue reading “So, who is learning Python?”
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”
ScanBizCards: Business Cards Directly into CRM
You urgently need to call one of your companies’ clients. You have the phone in your hand ready to dial. You check your companies customer relationship management (CRM) software only to find out that the client’s phone number is missing. Extremely frustrating, right? Plus a massive time waster, because now you need to go look … Continue reading “ScanBizCards: Business Cards Directly into CRM”
Open Source Software – goodbye overhead costs!
Open Source Software is software that is free to use and has it’s source code publicly available. You can even modify the software to your specific needs if you like. The programs are often collaborative projects of large groups of developers. In this post we will give some examples of open source software that you can … Continue reading “Open Source Software – goodbye overhead costs!”
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”
Can Social Media Predict Stock Returns?
In today’s world, practically all companies have an online profile and are active on social media. Online interactions with customers are becoming increasingly important. That brings us to the following question: is there any relation between companies’ online activities and their stock returns? This is an interesting question but it might be challenging to find … Continue reading “Can Social Media Predict Stock Returns?”