These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

27th
Feb 2017
Surbhi Oberoi
@surbhioberoi
Feb 27 2017 18:02
@surbhioberoi
Hi, I created data visualization maps to highlight inequalities around the world, would love some feedback. https://equality.website
Here's the writeup https://medium.com/@thesurbhioberoi/the-equality-project-355fc3193377#.amssoonqa
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 27 2017 18:03
@surbhioberoi what's your source for this data?
Surbhi Oberoi
@surbhioberoi
Feb 27 2017 18:05
@apottr Wikipedia tables and United Nations pdf
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 27 2017 18:09
can I see your source for the censorship data?
Surbhi Oberoi
@surbhioberoi
Feb 27 2017 18:17
Yes
I just added it to the blog
below each map is its source.
Suzanne Atkinson
@AdventureBear
Feb 27 2017 19:37
Hey folks, anyone have any ideas about scraping one auction site for price checks and a 2nd or 3rd site for completed auctions to look for good deals on gear? EG. shopgoodwill has an auction site that has ridiculously low rpices. Ebay sold items can indicate how much profit could be gained by bying good deals. How do I scrape one site and gather sold data on the other?
This would be for a personal passion....my boyfriend is currently recovering from a major medical illness and one of his favorite things to do is "window shop" on the goodwill site. I think it'd be great if he could buy from them and sell on ebay. he's putting tim einto the research anyway, Seems like writing a script to help him out would be "fun and easy".
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 27 2017 21:20
@AdventureBear could be done
Suzanne Atkinson
@AdventureBear
Feb 27 2017 21:52
@apottr could you provide me with some ideas or guidance? Or we could pair on it :)
Amelia
@apottr
Feb 27 2017 21:53
a good first step is to use some sort of parsing library like beautiful soup 4 or cheerio.js to parse the HTML and get the data you want
could pair if you wanted :)
Suzanne Atkinson
@AdventureBear
Feb 27 2017 22:02
I tried cheerio.js last year and ran into issues in the detials but overall got some data pulled out
Let me set up a repo with node & cheerio and start with the goodwill site and i'll ping you back. Next 1-2 days. sound good? thanks! @apottr
CamperBot
@camperbot
Feb 27 2017 22:02
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Amelia
@apottr
Feb 27 2017 22:03
sounds good :+1: