Fun with Patent Data: Thomas Edison Jupyter Notebook

Thomas Alva Edison was a famous American inventor and businessman, “described as America’s greatest inventor”, and was one of the most prolific inventors in US history. Thomas Edison was granted/filed 1084 patents from 1847-1931.[1] He’s just one cool inventor – lamps, light bulbs, phonograph and so many more life changing inventions. Google Patents has a wonderful depth of patent history, and the history is searchable with custom search strings: inventor:(Thomas Edison) before:priority:19310101 inventor:(Paul R Bastide) after:priority:2009-01-01 Google provides a seriously cool feature – a downloadable csv. Pandas anyone? The content is provided in an agreement between the USPTO and Google. Google…

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Jupyter Notebook: Email Analysis to a Lotus Notes View

I wanted to do an analysis of my emails since I joined IBM, and see the flow of messages in-and-out of my inbox. With my preferences for Jupyter Notebooks, I built a small notebook for analysis. StepsOpen IBM Lotus Notes Rich Client Open the Notes Database with the View you want to analyze. Select the View you are interested in ‘All Documents’. For instance the All Documents view, like my inbox *obfuscated* with a purpose. Click File > Export Enter a file name – email.csv Select Format “Comma Separate Value” Click Export Upload the Notebook to your Jupyter server The…

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