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Situation: I’m running a contest and I have an introduction slide for each participant in a separate deck. I want the slides to show up in the random order from when it was created. More generically, you have a Powerpoint deck and you want the whole thing resorted into a random order. Here is a link to an article that provides instructions and code to do that.
Here is a Powerpoint file with the code embedded as an example.
Note that this will shuffle allthe slides in a file.
This will work using the current version of Powerpoint on both Mac and Windows (2016).
This method will randomize your slides without having duplicates.
If you have a bunch of slides and you want them to appear in a random sequence but don’t care if there are repeats, check out this article.
Here is a Powerpoint file with the macro already created.
Easy way to use Google geocoding through Excel:
A very simple example for doing a shortest path query using Neo4j. Written by Khalid Abuhakmeh on his blog.
Overall the blog “Life is Short – You Need Python” is really informative. Lot of great tips and tricks. He’s posted a simple case of parsing XML in python as an example. PDF: Simple and easy XML parsing with lxml _ life is short – you need Python!
Article on several different ways to connect R-project to Excel, published on The R Trader Blog.
An Introductory guide to the XML package for R-Project, written by Duncan Temple Lang
Besides the XML package, Omega Project for Statistical computing has a number of other R-Project packages that look very interesting, like KML, Python, and WordPress packages.