Installing matplotlib and pandas on Amazon EC2

I’m trying to add analytics to my first Twitter bot and to do that, I need to use the pandas and matplotlib packages in Python. Trying to install these on my Amazon EC2 instance revealed an unpleasant thing about the Amazon Linux package manager: it’s updated like the decor in my local bodega is updated, hardly ever. […]

Hadoop Lessons

I recently completed a very interesting class focusing mainly on learning the Hadoop framework, as well as general principles of distributed algorithm design and analysis. It was a nice balance between theory and practice, although most of the theory was in the classroom and the practice was on our own for the assignments. By the […]