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Ben Johnston

Jupyter Notebook

Jupyter Notebook is a browser-based Python application enabling the creation of documents that can contain both rich text and executable computer code.  By mixing text and code in the same display, these notebooks are useful for presenting not only data… Continue Reading →

Scalar

Scalar is a free, open-source authoring and publishing platform designed from the ground up for scholarly use. Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at the University of Southern California and inspired by the work of Vectors Journal, also… Continue Reading →

Recording lectures on snow days

Like much of the East Coast, we have been hit this week with snow storms. With the University closed last Tuesday due to the snow, it is a time when some instructors might be interested in recording their lectures and… Continue Reading →

TimeLineCurator

I am always on the lookout for simple-to-use online tools for visualizing information in the classroom.  Tools such as Voyant and Palladio may not be as powerful as installed software or scripts written in Python or R for text analysis… Continue Reading →

13 things blogs on McGrawCommons can do

While the McGrawCommons platform includes several platforms for different types of coursework, WordPress serves as the platform for the creation of course blogs. WordPress provides a stable, consistent, and easy-to-use platform for for collaborative writing and knowledge construction, publishing, and… Continue Reading →

OpenSeadragon

The Princeton University Digital Library (PUDL) is a terrific source of digitized materials from the Library’s collections.  The selection of these materials for digitization is often driven by teaching needs.  Several of the teaching projects to which the McGraw Center… Continue Reading →

Student work in East Asian Humanities

HUM 233 / EAS 233 / COM 233: East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations provides an introduction to the art, literature, religion, and philosophy of China, Japan, and Korea of the classical period. For its last three offerings, the course… Continue Reading →

QuickStart Guide: Text analysis with TextSTAT

TextSTAT is a concordance program for executing search queries on local text corpora.  Files can also be imported from the Web. The program analyzes the corpus and displays word frequency lists, concordances, and keywords in context according to search terms…. Continue Reading →

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