Here at History for Today, I like to look into the more famous and well known epochs of history, but also the obscure and sometimes trivial bits of history that can easily be forgotten or overlooked. The article linked to below has a look at the ‘Hokey Pokey’ – you know, ‘you put your …’
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If you are interested in this data set you might like my latest post where I use it to make book recommendations.
This one came about because I was searching for a data set on horror films (don’t ask) and ended up with one describing the links between philosophers.
To cut a long story very short I’ve extracted the information in the influenced by section for every philosopher on Wikipedia and used it to construct a network which I’ve then visualised using gephi
It’s an easy process to repeat. It could be done for any area within Wikipedia where the information forms a network. I chose philosophy because firstly the influences section is very well maintained and secondly I know a little bit about it. At the bottom of this post I’ve described how I got there.
First I’ll show why I think it’s worked as a visualisation. Here’s the…
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So this article is a bit offbeat to say the least. The link below is to an article that looks at the history of ‘mooning.’
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