Community Data Science Workshops (Spring 2014)/May 3rd Wikipedia project

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Building a Dataset using the Wikipedia API

In this project, we will explore a few ways to gather data using the Wikipedia API. Once we've done that done, we will extend this to code to create our own datasets of Wikipedia edits or oter data that we might be able to use to ask and answer questions in the final session.


  • Get set up to build datasets with the Wikipedia API
  • Have fun collecting different types of data from Wikipedia
  • Pratice reading and extending other people's code
  • Create a few collections of different types of data from Wikipedia that you can do research with in the final section

Download and test the Wikipedia project

If you are confused by these steps, go back and refresh your memory with the Friday April 4th setup and tutorial and Friday April 4th Tutorial

(Estimated time: 10 minutes)