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Visualizing Stackoverflow's data dump

By Andrew Odewahn
November 18, 2009

This post reveals the relationships among the top topics on stackoverflow by visualizing their monthly data dump.

Use APIs to do market research

Use APIs to do market research
By Andrew Odewahn
July 30, 2009

Basic product attribute questions (what's the best price, size, length, etc) are crucial elements in any product or marketing strategy, but it's often too difficult or expensive to get timely market information. However, a quick script that pulls data from a relevant website's API can often give you an answer that's good enough. This post provides a few techniques for using this powerful new resource for market research.

Visualizing the U.S. Senate Social Graph, 1991 - 2009 [Part 1]

By Andrew Odewahn
May 5, 2009

Arlen Specter's party switch was big news, but a quick visualization technique shows it was a long time coming. What other surprises might lurk in the Senate Social graph?

Simplify business research with Google Ajax Search API

By Andrew Odewahn
April 13, 2009

Business research usually starts with a list -- brands, competitors, people, products, whatever. This post describes a quick Python script that uses the Google Search API to automate the routine parts of the task, giving you more time to analyze and understand the results.

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