Baby Steps in Data Journalism

Starting from zero, this Tumblr provides tools, links and how-to information for people just beginning to explore data journalism.

After showing us the basics of scraping a Web page, Nathan provides a script so that we can scrape a year’s worth of data from 365 separate Web pages (nice!).

But don’t think you have to type the script with your own little fingers. Like all good code book authors, Nathan has provided the code from the book as a download:

> Downloads page for Visualize This

NOTE that you will need to edit the second line of the script (use a plain-text editor) because of the error on page 32 (see explanation of the error).

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