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Making a turn

I’m two weeks into the Zipfian Academy Data Science boot camp.

I decided to “branch” this blog into this new one.

Follow me there in my journey into Data Science.

Configuring my MacBook Retina (MacOSX 10.8.3)

I ‘ve got my new machine and in order to set up my Java / Python development environment from my previous computer I had to spend some  tweaking stuff for Mountain Lion 10.8.3

Below some links that helped me to solve some problems:

1) Updating the SVN to 1.7.9
http://jason.pureconcepts.net/2012/10/updating-svn-mac-os-x/

2) Configuring Apache, php and MySQL
http://coolestguyplanettech.com/downtown/install-and-configure-apache-mysql-php-and-phpmyadmin-osx-108-mountain-lion

3) Getting  MySQLDB to [...]

A pipeline for biomedical ontology maintenance and release

A pipeline for biomedical ontology maintenance and release

This note describes a maintenance and release pipeline for ontologies that leverage a modular reuse of external ontologies. Here we describe our approach and identify a set of requirements for continued enhancement and integration of external tools.

Best albums of 2012

It’s that time of the year again….

As usual this lis the list of  the records i’ve listened the most… not the most “cool” records that you never listen to.

Enjoy! And happy 2013 everyone!

Best Album of 2012

1  Andrew Bird - Break it yourself

2  Grizzly Bear - Shields

3  The Lumineers - The Lumineers

4  Sufjan Stevens  - Silver [...]

Installing Fuxi on Mac OS X 10.7.3

I have been trying to install Fuxi on my Mac (run-on Mac OS X 10.7.3. and Python 2.7.2 as default).
I’ve tried unsuccessfully to run the simple script:

wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py
python2.5 ez_setup.py
easy_install-2.5 fuxi

But no luck.
So I had to build everything form scratch. Below the steps to get Fuxi work.
Note that everything should be bind to Python 2.5 ( [...]

Lion and pycurl

Lion and pycurl

Just for future memory:

When upgrading to Lion (the following works for 10.7.2 and 10.7.3)  make sure:

1) Re-install Dev tools. Note that you will need to install the command line tools going to XCode > Preferences > Download.

2) Make sure you have a latest version of Python (you can download  dmg form python.org)

3) If you are [...]

Best Albums of 2011

Best Albums of 2011

I took me more than usual to write the traditional post about the best albums of the year. My memory fails me … it’s a sign of age i guess :-)

Anyway it took me a while to pick number 3 to 5 and also to go through all the concerts I’ve seen to choose the best [...]

Ben Cooper: A journey of runaways and returns

Ben Cooper: A journey of runaways and returns

My review of the Roots from Radical face has been published.

Read it here. Italian version coming soon.

The Ides of March: the betrayal of a life without forgiveness

The Ides of March: the betrayal of a life without forgiveness

The movie - directed by George Clooney and based on a Beau Willimon’s Broadway play Farragut North - tells the story of Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) who works, under Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman), as junior campaign manager for the Democrat presidential candidate Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney).
Steve, while starting a relationship with [...]

Php, curl and SPARQL: turning shell scripts into (simple) dynamic web pages

Php, curl and SPARQL: turning shell scripts into (simple) dynamic web pages

We have SPARQL endpoints requiring http authentication and for my own needs I usually write shell scripts using curl to execute SPARQL queries and to save results in files to be handed to the team responsible for data QA.
I wanted to provide some simple tool for data QA folks (which have no technical knowledge [...]

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