# Standard error

#### about me

My name is Jodie Burchell and I'm a data scientist living in the beautiful city of Berlin, Germany. This blog is a collection of my projects and things I've learned using Python, R, SQL and other tools. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect on my employer.

## Using Jupyter to learn Fortran

Having heard people talk about the performance improvements that Fortran gives over R or Python, I got curious - how hard is it to learn? Turns out that more recent standards of Fortran, such as Fortran 95, are pretty easy to pick up, so I started working my way through this …

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## Making beautiful plots in Python (plus a shameless book plug!)

When I transitioned over to working primarily in Python from R, one of the things that I missed was ggplot2. For me, the plots in ggplot2 look so much nicer and the syntax is more intuitive compared to matplotlib. Happily, last year I discovered that Hassan Kibirige has made a …

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## Hallo aus Deutschland!

I am finally back to blogging after a 7 month hiatus, and I promise I have a good excuse this time! In September I accepted an offer to work as a data scientist in text mining with StepStone, the largest job board in Europe. While this involved some very difficult …

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## Text cleaning in multiple languages

One of the most basic (and most important) tasks when doing text mining is cleaning up your text. While this might seem a bit dull compared to sexy stuff like sentiment analysis and topic modelling, I hope to show you in this post that not only is this pretty straightforward …

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## Applying sentiment analysis with VADER and the Twitter API

A few months ago, I posted a blog post about a small project I did where I analysed how people felt about the New Year’s resolutions they post on Twitter. In this post, we’ll go through the under-the-hood details of how I carried out this analysis, as well …

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