Showing posts from October, 2012

Fresh Pickings

Welcome to The Variable Tree, a blog all about Programming and Software Engineering, with a leaning towards articles about data mining and analytics. This blog covers range of topics, but I (that is, me, James Siddle - see Bio below) have a particular interest in data mining and related topics. That includes things like data extraction pipelines, Natural Language Processing, classification and prediction using Machine Learning, data storage techniques, and more. That said, you might also find topics about programming in general, perhaps something about new programming languages, domain modelling, observations on development processes, or the odd article about interesting applications. First up, I'll be writing a few articles about how to retrieve, process, and analyze data from the Steam community API , showing how to generate a few interesting statistics from online gaming communities. Hopefully you'll find something of interest, enjoy reading :) Image courtesy of a