Arrest tweets

Of course, one reason why it might be unprecedented is that other police forces might find it prurient, ludicrous, voyeuristic, perverse or merely a monstrous waste of time, money and a cell phone. #TweetingArrests http://www.cnet.com/news/police-to-live-tweet-prostitution-sting/

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Ban the box

NYC is considering banning private employers from asking about criminal convictions on employment applications. If NYC passes this, it is a game changer. Once again Jumaane Williams is leading the charge on behalf of the working poor.

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IG defanged at DoJ

Cases check in but they don't check out. #DAsGoneWild Who gets to watch the watchers?

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PRI-resources

Resource map

The amazing Sheyla Delgado and I did some mapping for the Prisoner Reentry Institute. This map has some resources for returning prisoners.

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Python Dev Env

Set up

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Emacs IPython Notebook and "ESS in the Cloud"

My usage history

Back in 2009, one of the first advantages that made me play around with Emacs again when I went back to graduate school was Emacs-Speaks-Statistics. It allowed me to avoid the pain of using the R-console which was frankly a miserable experience. The deficiencies of that interface ...

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Emacs IPython Notebook and the shaving of a Yak

Motivation

It was this week during the project pitch exercise here at the Data Science For Social Good that I fell down a rabbit hole. I wanted to get summary statistics on foreclosures and land values for each of Chicago's 50 wards.  Of course I was not doing that ...

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Setting up a virtual environment with Ipython, numpy and pandas

Most of the time you read about setting up virtual environments, it is for web development. But the same benefits hold for analysis and research software. You want to be able to reproduce results. It also increases security not to be adding all the unverified libraries with machine level privileges ...

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Emacs-IPython-Notebook Installation Tutorial

Packages

The Emacs package system is far from perfect. The most proficient users of Emacs are unaffected by this flaw. Many users of Emacs are experts who live at the bleeding edge of the linux kernel and gcc compiler. This guide is for the mere mortals who have used Emacs ...

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Resources on Django and D3

It is no secret that I have been working on delivering d3 over django. I am a novice to both of these technologies, I have been scouring the internet for FREE resources. Of what I have found. Here are my impressions. On Django, there seem to be few full tutorials ...

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