How to Redirect Your Website from www to Non-www

Nowadays, it is redundant and unwieldy to include www in your website address, as most websites are going without www in their URL, also known as the naked domain or non-www. It just looks and sounds more concise and clean to just remove the www entirely from the website address. I build dynamic websites on…

How to Recover Social Media Share Counts when Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS

I recently transitioned my website, DepressionBoss.com, from HTTP to HTTPS. When I completed that migration to a more secure website, all my social media counts were reset to zero! When migrating from HTTP to HTTPS, the migrated website is considered a new URL, and therefore all the HTTP social media counts are not migrated over…

Nova Scotia Surgical Wait Times App

Here is an app I built, which helps patients in Nova Scotia to determine their real wait times for surgical procedures, with just one click. The app makes use of the Nova Scotia Open Data Portal, from which the surgical wait times dataset was obtained. Multiple linear regression was utilized to build the prediction model…

Exploding a list into a nested list array, and then into a multidimensional array in PHP

Today, I show you how to convert (explode) a list, in this case a list of authors, first and last names separated by a comma, into a nested list array, and then iterate through the nested list array and convert (explode) into a multidimensional array:     Exploding a list   <?php $AUTHOR_NAMES = “Carlo…

Webcrawl and Pagerank of a Website

Today, I will demonstrate a webcrawl and pagerank of a website. For the parser, I’m using a python code, spider.py, which incorporates BeautifulSoup, a Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files. I’ll limit the amount of pages to crawl to 100, and will crawl the website AnxietyBoss.com, a leading website for anxiety,…

A Tour of Data Science Educational Programs

In my quest to become a data scientist, I have embarked on a series of educational journeys, which have included both formal, in-school, educational forums and self-learning, self-paced MOOCS (massive open online courses). Let me start at the beginning of my path to getting an education and training in data science. Business Intelligence Analytics Advanced…

Why Coding is Important for Data Scientists

As a Data Scientist in training, much of my orientation to the field has been about what skills are needed to become one. In my research and exposure to the field of data science, the knowledge, experience, and skillsets that data scientists have are domain expertise, computer science, and statistics. It appears that the most successful…