Here’s a recap if you are just joining me: I started this blog on April 8, 2012, because I am reading Nathan’s book about how to make data graphics. I think data graphics are very important for journalism, now and in the future.
So when I reached the first exercise in the book (around page 31), I decided to open up Python, a programming language, on my MacBook and play along.
I had an older version of Python, so I installed a new one.
Then I installed something called ActiveTcl, which Nathan does not mention.
I managed to complete the exercise, in which one scrapes data from 365 separate Web pages (hooray!) Then I made a graphic from my data, using MS Excel.
I have indulged in a few distractions along the way:
That’s everything up to now.