Christopher Groskopf

by Christopher Groskopf

Now that [PANDA](http://pandaproject.net) has been out in the world for a while, we would like to suggest you also take a look at a “cousin” project of sorts: [csvkit](http://csvkit.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html). csvkit is a suite of powertools for working with Comma-separated values (CSV) files. It’s a command line toolkit, so you will need some minimal technical know-how [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

September 6 will be both the [PANDA Project’s](http://pandaproject.net/) one-year anniversary, as well as my last day as a full-time developer. The PANDA project aims to make basic data analysis quick and easy for news organizations, and make data sharing simple. To celebrate the end of primary development, we’ve spent the last few weeks on spit-and-polish [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

Eleven months ago, we began prototyping PANDA. The PANDA project aims to make basic data analysis quick and easy for news organizations, and make data sharing simple. I hacked for a month on an experimental version, verified that our technology choices worked, and then threw it out and started over. Since that time, development has [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

Wouldn’t it be sweet if you just got an email when something newsworthy happens? Wouldn’t that make your job easier? Well, have we got news for you. Today’s release, PANDA beta 2, has an awesome new feature: search notifications. Think of it like a Google News search: Go to PANDA and search for something. Check [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

We’re excited to, for the first time, put PANDA into users’ hands! After roughly six months of development, we are releasing our first beta version. This release implements nearly all of our “must have” features. We’ve written several times (1, 2, 3) about specific parts of PANDA in development, but until now haven’t paid much [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

Last time I wrote it was to solicit ideas for PANDA’s API. We’ve since implemented those ideas, and we’ve just released our third alpha, which includes a complete writable API, demo scripts showing how to import from three different data sources, and the ability to import data from Excel spreadsheets. The PANDA project aims to [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

Last Friday, we closed out our eighth iteration of PANDA Project development and published our second alpha. We’ve added a login/registration system, dataset search, complex query support and a variety of other improvements. You can try out the new release now by visiting our test site here. The PANDA project aims to make basic data [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

In September, the complete PANDA team met at ONA in Boston to review our survey responses, organize them into features, and plot a development road map for the year. The PANDA project aims to make basic data analysis quick and easy for news organizations, and make data sharing simple. On our wiki, you can see [...] more »

by Christopher Groskopf

The first PANDA task officially checked off our to-do list was the drafting of our Future Users Survey. We distributed a link to the survey via Twitter, the NICAR-L mailing list and email. The PANDA project aims to make basic data analysis quick and easy for news organizations, and make data sharing simple. The survey [...] more »