Updated Webpage for the Regular Expressions Workshop

For anyone who took the Regular Expressions workshop, I’ve updated the workshop webpage with some new links and an edited and annotated transcript of everything I typed in that you saw up on the projector screen.  The transcript includes 215 lines of code that you can copy and paste into Python, along with 332 lines of annotation to explain what’s going on. There’s even a new section at the end that deals with printing out the word-frequency structure that we computed at the end of the workshop.

I also updated the example code, zombify.py and pitchfork_scraper.py, with extra annotations.

Thanks for such a great weekend of discussions and learning, and I hope some of you who were at my workshop get some use out of the updated materials.

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About Jadrian

I’m a computer science PhD student at Brown, an artist, an educator, and a proselytizer for mathematical literacy. In Spring 2013, I’m teaching an undergrad course in the CS department called “Intro to Computation for the Humanities and Social Sciences”. More fundamentally, I believe that comfort and confidence in analytical thinking are essential for active citizenship and political empowerment, whether you’re a scientist, a humanities researcher, an activist, a journalist, or just a person who wants to participate in the world. I think our education system alienates students from creativity and engagement, in math as in almost all other realms of inquiry, and it drives me nuts. I love interacting with passionate people of all backgrounds, and I think cross-pollination of the things that make us tick can only result in opportunities to improve ourselves and our world.