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Crisis

24 May 2020 - I counted how many articles articles with the term ‘crisis’ appeared in newspapers since the 19th century.

Holleweg

8 September 2019 - If you’re cycling in the Netherlands, especially in hilly areas, you may well find yourself on a road named Holleweg (Holloway). I had the idea that if you’d create a map of all the roads named Holleweg, you might end up with a simplified elevation map of the Netherlands.

Scraping Airbnb

12 May 2019 - Airbnb is not exactly keen to share data that might help analyse its impact on local housing markets. In 2016, the Amsterdam Municipality decided to collect Airbnb data using a scraper - a computer programme that automates the job of retrieving information from web pages.

My first Python package

13 January 2019 - As a self-taught programmer, I sometimes feel a bit uneasy about the code I write. Sure, it may work, but there’s probably a more efficient and more elegant way to do it. These doubts notwithstanding, I’ve just published my first Python package: limepy.

Converting Election Markup Language (EML) to csv

20 July 2018 - For recent Dutch elections, results are available per candidate, per polling station. The data is in the EML format. I wrote a script to convert that to dataframes.

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