To code could seem intimidating, but the concept is actually very basic: to tell your computer what to do, using its language!
With this simple tutorial, you’ll write your first script with the language Python and you’ll run it! No need for preliminary knowledge. The goal is simply to show you the amazing potential of programming!
Regardless of your employment, to have good tools is always essential. My colleagues and friends often ask me which softwares I use. I thought the answer to this question would be a useful post!
Generally, you will always need the same basic functions: to collect data, to clean it, to sort it, to analyse it and then publish it in a simple way.
The list presented below is far from being complete or absolute. It’s simply the softwares I am currently using. Most of them are free, open source and cross-platform. It’s a good start!
Have you ever asked Santa for 30 hour days to accomplish all your projects?
However, after an interesting discussion with my former professor Jean-Hugues Roy, I decided to take the time to create this website about data journalism.
I have multiple goals embarking on this new adventure: