These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

Feb 2016
Carl Parrish
Feb 10 2016 00:32
One of the reasons I'm thinking of moving. I'll be visiting for the first time in September.
Feb 10 2016 08:36
Let me know when you come
Feb 10 2016 10:35

Hi everyone:
For those who might try to open the Torrent dataset with python:
My version of of the dataset came as a line-by-line file; the best way to read it in my case was by using either readlines or readline methods.
You could then use the json library to read it all but you need to get rid of the no-json characters at the beginning and the end of the line you want to read (eg. the inline character).

NOTE: it is huge! So far I needed 9.0 GiB of memory just to open it. I have enough memory for one reading, but if you don't you would have read it in bunches... Perhaps this can help:

Matt Gilbert
Feb 10 2016 23:03
anyone have experience with web crawling/data mining? i am trying to get data from a website and store it in a db on my website
Rex Schrader
Feb 10 2016 23:26
@Alquh There are a number of good tutorials on the web. Search for "Web Scraping" for the basics. I've done a little bit, so I may be able to help.