August 24, 2013

New navigation — and some hiccups

As you may have noticed, we’ve changed the way we’ve structured lessons on the Programming Historian. We’ve been working to include lessons about a wider range of topics than our initial all-Python, all-the-time version, and so we’re experimenting with ways to organize them.

We still have some kinks to work out with organization and display, and we really appreciate your patience as we work through them. In the meantime, by request, here’s a list of the lessons in their original order:

Your First Lesson

Getting Started with Online Sources

Working with Files and Web Pages

From HTML to a List of Words 

Computing Frequencies

Wrapping Output in HTML

Keywords in Context (KWIC)

Downloading Multiple Records Using Query Strings 

Automated Downloading with Wget

Getting Started with Topic Modeling and MALLET

Look for more updates soon as we continue to add lessons and work on our organizational setup.

About the author

Miriam Posner is the digital humanities program coordinator at the University of California, Los Angeles.