Software

Amazon Elastic Beanstalk – Logging to Logentries from Python Application

[Short version] The S3 ingestion script for Amazon applications provided by Logentries will not work for the gzip compressed log files produced by the Elastic Beanstalk log rotation system. A slightly edited script will work instead and can be found on Github here.[/Short Version]   Logentries is a brilliant startup originating here in Dublin for collecting …

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Scraping Dublin City Bikes Data Using Python

FAST TRACK: There is some python code that allows you to scrape bike availability from bike schemes at the bottom of this post… SLOW TRACK: As a recent aside, I was interested in collecting Dublin Bikes usage data over a long time period for data visualisation and exploration purposes. The Dublinbikes scheme was launched in …

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Self-Organising Maps for Customer Segmentation using R

Self-Organising Maps Self-Organising Maps (SOMs) are an unsupervised data visualisation technique that can be used to visualise high-dimensional data sets in lower (typically 2) dimensional representations. In this post, we examine the use of R to create a SOM for customer segmentation. The figures shown here used use the 2011 Irish Census information for the …

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