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Announcing datapkggui v0.1.0

It is a pleasure for me to announce the availability of the first public release of datapkggui. Summarizing again, datapkggui is a graphical frontend for datapkg. It looks like a package manager for a GNU/Linux distribution, and it is used for obtaining open data packages. The name of the project has just been changed from datapkg-gui to datapkggui, because of consistency with Python naming...

Datapkg-gui, first attempts with wxPython

Time for a little update. It was quite hard to begin coding because I am not familiar with setuptools nor with wxPython. As promised, I began writing the library wrapper for datapkg (it lives in /datapkggui/lib.py. I’m incrementally developing it, and add new functions as soon as I need them. At the current state, it supports downloading, searching and informing about packages. Of course...

Datapkg study finished, let’s code

My initial study of datapkg code has just finished. The full report can be obtained here (PDF). It is a document which will incrementally be upgraded at each iteration. Sorry for my bad English, I wrote it during late hours of the day :) Let’s summarize it: from what I learned during this software engineering phase, I confirm my first impression that datapkg has not been written to act as a...

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.