Travel Map With Cartopy

In a former post I generated a travel map plotted with Basemap. From the Basemap documentation, however, Cartopy will replace Basemap:

Starting in 2016, Basemap came under new management. The Cartopy project will replace Basemap, but it hasn’t yet implemented all of Basemap’s features. All new software development should try to use Cartopy whenever possible, and existing software should start the process of switching over to use Cartopy. All maintenance and development efforts should be focused on Cartopy.

In this post, I generate a similar travel map using Cartopy.

Table Filtering in HTML and JavaScript

GitHub pages makes it easy to share information: just send the URL instead of emailing a file attachment. When I wanted to share the contents of an Excel file this was a natural platform, but with over 1,000 rows of data I needed a way to filter the table on the webpage.

With my knowledge at the time limited to some basic HTML and very little JavaScript, this is an exercise in hacking together a solution. Keep reading to see how I implemented a solution using the TableFilter JavaScript library.

xlwings: Use Python and Excel to Calculate Your Mortgage

The Python xlwings library provides easy interaction between Python and a Microsoft Excel workbook. In this example, I'll demonstrate using Excel as a wrapper around a Python function, with xlwings providing the link between the two.

Automation Using Makefiles

Makefiles provide an easy way to group multiple terminal commands into a single command using make <command>. This gives a brief overview with just enough information to write your first Makefile.

Travel Map With Basemap

For me 2016 was quite a year for travel: a cross-country road trip, visiting family in Alabama, and a trip to Europe for work. In this example I'll show how to illustrate a year of travel using Python's Basemap library.