When using Microsoft Sharepoint with python, you may need the ability for ntlm authentication when using requests to access data. There is a python module that does exactly that – install requests-ntlm module.
A great way to have desktop notifications for Python applications is to use Growl. Available for Mac and Windows
Growl for Mac: http://growl.info
Growl for Windows: http://www.growlforwindows.com/
Once installed, you will need the python library gntp (Growl Notification Transport Protocol). https://pypi.python.org/pypi/gntp
This is a really great visual of the refugee movement between northern Africa and Europe.
Great tool: Jupyter
Installed it for Python, you can also add other interpreters. Instructions for adding R on OS X
Here are a couple of programs to get list data out of sharepoint:
Using Python – Sharepoint Module
Using Perl – SharePerltopus
Tableau Mapping: This site as areas drawn out in Tableau around the world.
Custom Mapping: mapping post is brought to you by Anya A’Hearn, Craig Bloodworth, and Allan Walker.
Great reference on global economics – by country.
Another blog by Lisa Williams, author of Life and Code, a blog that curates beginner resources on learning to program for journalists and other busy people.
Found this post on Flowingdata showing an animation of historic US counties.
Original Posing on Flowingdata
Download Data from The Newberry Library
This sounds like an interesting project – build a super small map server using Raspberry PI: