I’m getting the chance this semester to work with some excellent students on Ptolemy’s Geography. To start things off, we’re using a TEI-compliant edition of the Geography, and a code library that can extract Ptolemy’s database of more than 6,000 points with longitude-latitude locations. We’re validating the TEI text’s syntax using this package for the free Atom editor, we’re analyzing the contents of the points database with Jupyter notebooks, and then we’re dropping a delimited-text version of the extracted data into QGIS for spatial analysis and cartographic visuialization.
On Saturday, Thomas Martin, Thomas Posillico and I presented at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting about “Tweeting in Roman Imperial Coinage.” (Slides from our talk and further links available here.)
I recently put together a simple shell script that reads a list of github repositories, pulls and builds API documentation for the current version, and then commits the output to a directory that’s served by github pages. Chris Blackwell and I are using this to track our work on code libraries relevant to our development of the CITE architecture. The shell script is in this github repository, and the output is served on github pages at https://cite-architecture.github.io/cite-api-docs/.
An earlier post showed how to get a quick overview of data values in an Ocre-class object created by parsing RDF data downloaded from nomisma.org. Before we import the RDF data, however, we should do a similar survey of exactly what the RDF contains. (Yes, I should more logically have posted these notes first.)