January 2012

More on the Hottest 100

27 January 2012

Following on from the last post on the Hottest 100, I received a few tweets from @mjdart demanding a deeper dive into the data. One of his questions was Of artists charting in at least 5 yrs, are Oz artists higher represented? I decided to broaden the questions to look at artists with at least […]

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Hottest 100 for 2011

26 January 2012

Another year, another Australia Day. Another Australia Day, another Triple J Hottest 100. And that, of course, means an excellent excuse to  set R to work on the chart data. For those outside Australia, the Hottest 100 is a chart of the most popular songs of the previous year, as voted by the listeners of […]

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Have wheelchair, will travel…probably

20 January 2012

Spending couple of weeks down the south coast of New South Wales, spotting dolphins and echidnas, has slowed down my blogging. Fortunately, regular contributor James Glover has once more come to the rescue with a guest post. This time his topic is wheelchairs and air-travel. Perhaps you’ve heard of a recent court case in which […]

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Where is the cheapest petrol?

1 January 2012

For some time now, I have been meaning to have a look at Beautiful Soup, a python library designed to make it easy to scrape data from web-sites. Now that I have finally tried it out, I wish I had got to it sooner. It really is very handy and easy to use. As my […]

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