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Buzzfeeed News Senior Reporter Lam Thuy Vo explains how to get, process, and analyze data from the social web in meaningful ways with the Python programming language.

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Part I: Data Mining
Chapter 1: The Programming Languages You'll Need to Know
Chapter 2: Where to Get Your Data
Chapter 3: Getting Data with Code
Chapter 4: Scraping Your Own Facebook Data
Chapter 5: Scraping a Live Site

Part II: Data Analysis
Chapter 6: Introduction to Data Analysis
Chapter 7: Visualizing Your Data
Chapter 8: Advanced Tools for Data Analysis
Chapter 9: Finding Trends in Reddit Data
Chapter 10: Measuring the Twitter Activity of Political Actors
Chapter 11: Where to Go from Here

About the Author

Lam Thuy Vo is a Senior Reporter for Buzzfeed News. She tells data-driven stories about economics, social issues, and web culture through words, graphics, and audiovisuals. She is also a journalism educator who has taught workshops and semester-long courses around the world.

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