The Programming Historian is Now Available
The Programming Historian is now available on the NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment website. This work is an open-access introduction to programming in Python, aimed at working historians (and other humanists) with little previous experience.
Introductory lessons teach you how to
- install Zotero, the Python programming language and other useful tools
- read and write data files
- save web pages and automatically extract information from them
- count word frequencies
- remove stop words
- automatically refine searches
- make n-gram dictionaries
- create keyword-in-context (KWIC) displays
- make tag clouds, and
- harvest sets of hyperlinks
The Programming Historian is a work-in-progress. We are constantly adding new material, much of it driven by reader request. Upcoming topics will include indexing, scraping projects, simple spiders, mashups and much more.
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