Category Archives: Hobby Programming

Parsing University Challenge questions with youtube-dl and Python

I’m a big fan of the BBC show University Challenge. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have much of an online fanbase. For example, the subreddit is completely inactive (but I did find a Tumblr called Cuties of University Challenge). Sean Blanchflower even keeps track of overall season statistics, but that’s about as involved as anyone… Read More »

I made a GIF with ggplot2 and rworldmap

In my last post, I mentioned that I was interested in exploring the mapping capabilities of ggplot2. Well, shortly after I wrote that, I was searching the internet for “ggplot2 animated gif”, and I stumbled across this excellent walkthrough by Rafael Periera, which he had posted just minutes earlier! His blog, Urban Demographics is coincidentally… Read More »