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If Only I’d Been More Focussed… National-Local Data Robot Media WireTony Hirstrobot_intermediatePR

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:04:48 +0000

And so it came to pass that Urbs Media started putting out their Arria NLG generated local data stories, customised from national data sets, on the PA news wire, as reported by the Press Gazette – First robot-written stories from Press Association make it into print in ‘world-first’ for journalism industry – and Hold the […](image)

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Open ALMS….Tony HirstBinderBinderBinder

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:31:58 +0000

A year or two after graduating, and having failed in bid to become an independent music promoter with a couple of others (we booked Hawkwind rather than Nirvana; oops…) I was playing chess with a stoner of Buddha-like nature who showed me how the pieces moved. (That is, I knew how the pieces moved square-wise; […](image)

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Extending the folium Magic…Tony HirstBinder

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:36:22 +0000

A couple of days ago I posted about some IPython magic for embedding interactive maps in Jupyter notebooks. I had a bit more of a play yesterday, and then into the night, and started to add support in for other things. For example, you can now build up a map using several pieces of magic, […](image)

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Fragment – Breaking Enigma Was Only Part of the Story…Tony Hirst

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:18:38 +0000

Reading Who, me? They warned you about me? on ethics associated with developing new technologies, this quote jumped out at me: [m]y claim is that putting an invention into a public space inevitably makes that invention safer (Mike Loukides, December 7, 2017). In recent years, the UK Government had several goes at passing bills that […](image)

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OERs in Practice: Repurposing Jupyter Notebooks as PresentationsTony Hirst

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:47:17 +0000

Over coffee following a maps SIG meeting last week, fellow Jupyter notebooks enthusiast Phil Wheeler wondered about the extent to which tutors / Associate Lecturers might be able to take course materials delivered as notebooks and deliver them in tutorials as slideshows. The RISE notebook extension allows notebooks to be presented using the reveal HTML […](image)

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Amazon AWS re:Invent Round-Up…Tony Hirst

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:02:47 +0000

At the Amazon AWS re:Invent event last week, Amazon made a slew of announcements relating to new AWS service offerings. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the things I noticed, with links to announcement blog posts rather than the actual services themselves… First up, AWS Cloud9,  a browser based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for […](image)

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Open Education Versions of Open Source Software: Adding Lightness and Accessibility to User Interfaces?Tony Hirst

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:19:38 +0000

In a meeting a couple of days ago discussing some of the issues around what sort of resources we might want to provide students to support GIS (geographical information system) related activities, I started chasing the following idea… The OU has, for a long time, developed software application in-house that is provided to students to […](image)

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Fragment – Programming PrivilegeTony Hirst

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:50:02 +0000

I saw a quote today somewhere that I didn’t save an don’t properly recall along the lines of most people don’t know what it’s like to be in the privileged position of a programmer who is able to code your own custom apps. Slightly earlier, I’d idly wondered about the rhetoric of “everyone must learn […](image)

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Programming, meh… Let’s Teach How to Write Computational Essays InsteadTony Hirst

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:11:16 +0000

From Stephen Wolfram, a nice phrase to describe the sorts of thing you can create using tools like Jupyter notebooks, Rmd and Mathematica notebooks: computational essays that complements the “computational narrative” phrase that is also used to describe such documents. Wolfram’s recent blog post What Is a Computational Essay?, part essay, part computational essay,  is primarily […](image)

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From the University of the Air to the University of the Cloud…Tony Hirst

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:38:32 +0000

Skimming over a recent speech given to the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities conference by the OU VC (The future for Open and Distance Universities. Discussing the move from the University of the Air to the University of the Cloud), the following quotes look like they may be handy at some point… We were […](image)

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