These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

17th
Feb 2017
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Feb 17 2017 00:05 UTC
@apottr are you using software to scrape PDF data? Are you extracting the tables? Have you looked the R package tabulizer to scrape tables from PDFs and there's pdftools to extract text. I haven't used either of them but it's worth looking into.
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 17 2017 00:27 UTC
I've been doing it with python
Victor
@Evaderei
Feb 17 2017 01:02 UTC
Good evening
Any good?
I'd like to know your takes on this
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 17 2017 03:43 UTC
@Evaderei I have a copy of it
yes it's great
Disney
@discountry
Feb 17 2017 10:20 UTC
I need an API KEY please~
I'm going to write an auto-reply robot to help campers solving their challenges problems.
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 17 2017 15:02 UTC
bots other than camperbot are not allowed in the free code camp chatrooms
Disney
@discountry
Feb 17 2017 15:03 UTC
not on gitter
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Feb 17 2017 18:45 UTC
The API is still a work in progress, last I heard.
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Feb 17 2017 21:26 UTC
With all the talk of PDFs, I just listened to someone talk about where he finds his data, including in PDFs: "PDFs are where data go to die" :joy:
Victor
@Evaderei
Feb 17 2017 21:33 UTC
@apottr would you recommend a physical copy of "Data science from scratch"?
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 17 2017 21:35 UTC
@becausealice2 that's exactly right
@Evaderei if you like
it's really up to personal preference
Victor
@Evaderei
Feb 17 2017 21:41 UTC
@apottr gotcha, I prefer physical but already own digital :>
quite a quandary
Victor
@Evaderei
Feb 17 2017 22:12 UTC
@apottr do you believe the book upped your "Data science game"?
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 17 2017 22:41 UTC
it's introduced me to concepts i didn't know about
Victor
@Evaderei
Feb 17 2017 22:43 UTC
tight @apottr
have you done any projects with its knowledge?
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 17 2017 22:44 UTC
not yet
Victor
@Evaderei
Feb 17 2017 22:50 UTC
any projects planned?
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 17 2017 23:01 UTC
yeah, i have one in the works that should make use of some of the information in the book
Victor
@Evaderei
Feb 17 2017 23:22 UTC
ooh cool, what's it about?