Bank Holiday Bodge: The Sentiment of Shakespeare

As much as we'd like to in order to appear cultured, it is likely that many of us just haven't found the time or motivation to get through the iconic Shakespeare plays we are all familiar with. I don't have a full solution for that, but at the very least, this post presents a way of understanding the general narrative arc of the plays from a quick glance.

Bank Holiday Bodge: Daily XKCD Mailer

2020 is here and one of my goals for the coming year is to finally get caught up on the XKCD comic series. Starting from the beginning is a dull way of doing things so instead I've taken advantage of Google Cloud Platform's Cloud Scheduler to setup a python script to email me a random selection of new comics each day. In this post I will share how you can do the same.

Bank Holiday Bodge: Parametric Snowflakes

After yesterday's post drawing Christmas trees with Python, it's time to give R a chance to shine. In this post, I use the shiny and ggvis packages to build a webapp for generating parametric snowflakes.

Bank Holiday Bodge: Coding up Christmas

Christmas is here but that's no excuse to stop coding. In the second installment of the bank holiday bodge series, there will be a major change in format but the principle will stay the same—showcasing a rough piece of work brought to fruition in a single day. This post will concern the use of parametric equations and the animation module from matplotlib to generate your own ornamented Christmas tree animation

Bank Holiday Bodge: A Wall of Music

Sometimes, perfection overkill. In this spirit I would like to introduce a series of new blog posts - each installment of which being written and released on a UK bank holiday - in which I plan, build, and discuss a data science project all within the span of one day. In this maiden post, I use technqiues in dimensionality reduction and web-scrapping to produce a 'Wall of Music' based off the 2017/18 Spotify top 100 tracks.
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