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Reflection Exhibit: A Narrative Of My Progress In HIST3907o

Reflection Exhibit: A Narrative Of My Progress In HIST3907o

Welcome to my Reflection Exhibit. Collectively, the following posts are an online exhibit of my personal best module exercises, which were completed and submitted for Crafting Digital History HIST3907o. I selected these module exercises based on how challenging the exercises were, and how successful I was in resolving the issues that arose. These posts document my progress…

Module 5 Exercise 2: Visual Communication With Typography

Module 5 Exercise 2: Visual Communication With Typography

Does Font Type Matter? The purpose of this exercise is to help me understand the importance of text font in visual communication. Text, as well as the appearance of its words, both convey a message to the reader. Text font creates a mood and atmosphere, and gives the reader clues about how to understand the…

Module 4 Exercise 6: Visualizing Data With Voyant

Module 4 Exercise 6: Visualizing Data With Voyant

Seeing Patterns Why Visualize Data? It can be very useful for seeing holes in research, and also for analyzing data further to understand how a dataset is interconnected. This article by S. Graham, I. Milligan and S. Weingart  explains the role of visualization in research. There are many different tools to approach visualizing data, here…

Module 3 Exercise 4: Text Mining With Stanford NER

Module 3 Exercise 4: Text Mining With Stanford NER

Name Entity Recognition Stanford Name Entity Recognizer (or Stanford NER) looks at patterns in metadata, and identifies and tags/labels words in a text which are the names of places, people, organizations, time, date, etc. The results can be extracted and visualized. Dr. Graham recommended a very useful tutorial by Michelle Moravec on how to use…

Module 2 Exercise 4.1: Scraping Data With Wget

Module 2 Exercise 4.1: Scraping Data With Wget

Wget is a Tool for Downloading Internet Sources The purpose of this Programming Historian Exercise was to help me get a sense of how to use wget to download a specific set of files, and how to download internet sources by creating a mirror of an entire website. For this exercise I decided to complete…

Module Module 1 Exercise 4: Fork And Contribute On GitHub

Module Module 1 Exercise 4: Fork And Contribute On GitHub

Following the instructions, I successfully forked the who-we-are repository, cloned it to my desktop, made the appropriate changes to the template file. I included a link to my Twitter page, Open-Notebook- and blog, then made a pull request so that my information could be included in the original repository. I did not have any difficulty with this…

Module 1 Exercise 1: Learn Markdown With Dillinger

Module 1 Exercise 1: Learn Markdown With Dillinger

When I started this exercise, I had never heard of Dillinger or Markdown syntax, so this was the first time I have ever created a markdown file to format plain text. I used the guidelines from Sarah Simpkin The Programming Historian. I had issues because I found the examples on the Programming Historian page did…

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