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Duck Typing, Division and Importing from the Future

If you already know what this post is about from the title then you can stop right here. Read no further.  Quit wasting time and get back to work. … But if your curiosity is piqued or if you ever …   read more …

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Standard Country Names

What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. Ahhh love.  Juliet speaks lovely poetry but we learn, as the story unfolds, that names and the identification they impart are in …   read more …

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Liberating data from web sites

The great thing about putting data files up on a public web site is that data consumers can download the data with a point and a click.  Unfortunately, when lots of individual data files are involved, the consumer of data …   read more …

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Liberating data from Microsoft Access “.mdb” files

Many people given the task of managing data reach for the tools available to them on their office computer.  Typically this will include the Microsoft suite of products including the Access database.  Not surprisingly, Microsoft Access Database files, “.mdb” files, …   read more …

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When is a number not a number?

Have you ever asked yourself whether your telephone number is really a number?  It’s got numbers in it but does it measure anything? How about your credit card number?  PO Box?  Social Security Number?  What would happen if you subtracted …   read more …

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