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Jan 2018
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Jan 16 2018 02:05
@GoldbergData I'll be involved as much as I can. But I can't guarantee the same amount of commitment as the past two years.
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Jan 16 2018 04:40
I found this question but it has no answer and it's basically the same question I have about my list of coordinates that I want to make a choropleth out of. Does this spark anyone's thoughts on a possible approach or kdeywords to use in google searches?
It's been several weeks and I'm still coming up dry...
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 11:00

I see what your problem is, @becausealice2 . I am sure it is possible. Just try to map your coordinates to a choropleth. You might need to think about a function for that, specially if the area to be colored is relatively large and adjacent, for example by state. Then you need a linear discrete function.

But what are you looking for? This map without places, what is that for?


@GoldbergData no, it was not included in the topics to discuss but we could! It can be that you help @erictleung instead, it is also a nice project! We will talk about that too.

@erictleung my opinion? Nice you want to make a package but the Survey might changes. If a package, some flexibility would be advisable. Modularity I think could help a lot more? You can make a package of the modules that will be less subjected to changes. Personal opinion.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 11:11

@becausealice2 the most important aspect to consider in your case is understanding that those coordinates are transformed (mapped) into a raster or svg polygons after reading something like the topojson. Explore a topojson file and see what I mean.

When we read a geojson of USA for example, the polygons you get are the result of a transformation function.

The topographic json file might contain either the polygons, so the transformation already occurred, some intermediate transformation, or the coordinates, the last two cases demanding the existence of function in your library to complete the transformation.

evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 11:26

... @erictleung that, unless you or someone else will work on the maintenance of course. But if you can make it modular enough so the parts work independently and at least a section of the package doesn't break even if the survey does, then the maintenance effort could be reduced.
I was trying to work on a module created by someone here in fCC and it broke. The code is not maintained. It is hard to go through the code so I made my own. His code was no modular, only just one piece of code. It could have been hardly designed as modular for his case to be fair, but still.
Anyway, you will see. Again, it is an opinion.
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Jan 16 2018 15:47
@evaristoc yeah, I'd definitely design it so that it would work with any kind of survey data. So common tasks like renaming columns or making replacing values with NA when appropriate.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:00

PEOPLE:

The Emoji's article is live!

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/and-the-most-popular-developer-emoji-is-d660a9687be7

Hope you like it. Thanks to people here and there for helping with it.

Josh Goldberg
@GoldbergData
Jan 16 2018 19:04
@evaristoc congrats man!!! Awesome work! Looking forward to collaborating with you
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:05
@mstellaluna Special thanks to you.
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Jan 16 2018 19:05
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:05
Thanks @GoldbergData !
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Jan 16 2018 19:05
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:05
Will be fun!
Yingjie (Iris) Hu
@huyingjie
Jan 16 2018 19:07
@evaristoc Very good article.
mstellaluna
@mstellaluna
Jan 16 2018 19:10
@evaristoc :)
i thought you used the main room not the casual room...
the main room is the more active of the rooms..
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:13
Are not the same??? I used the main room...
Actually, I didn't know there was a casual room too... @mstellaluna
mstellaluna
@mstellaluna
Jan 16 2018 19:14
in the article you mentioned you used FCC gitter's casual room
that's why i was asking
@evaristoc they are two separate rooms :)
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:15
I thought both were the same....
Ohh.....
mstellaluna
@mstellaluna
Jan 16 2018 19:15
FCC Casual room and the FreeCodeCamp room
which is the main room
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:15
Ok. I will ask to correct that part. It is the main room.
mstellaluna
@mstellaluna
Jan 16 2018 19:16
the main room is actually called 'FreeCodeCamp/FreeCodeCamp'
why.. i dunno
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:17
It was the only channel when all started. I am old cohort myself :older_man:
mstellaluna
@mstellaluna
Jan 16 2018 19:17
@evaristoc very good article .. great job :clap:
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 19:20
Thanks
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Jan 16 2018 20:51
@evaristoc the map is for my kind-of-job at the university, I'm working on a psych study and the map is of participants who shared their locations
You're using a lot of words that I don't understand, but I think I found something I can work with, at least as a start..
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 16 2018 20:57
:+1: ! Sorry I couldn't help more.
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Jan 16 2018 21:06
It's fine x)