Analysis of What I'm Reading series


From July/2015 to July/2016 I wrote one post a week, collecting various links I had been reading, and pulling out relevant passages from the articles into quotes.

You can see an example here.

I thought it would be cool to do a little trend analysis of these of these 52 posts, to see if any interesting trends appear.

You can see my analysis here.

To accomplish this, I wrote a parser using Instaparse to extract semantic information from the posts (links, quotes, dates, titles, etc.), and pulled this information into Gorilla-REPL where I could simply plot it.

This represents maybe 6 hours of work: 2 for the parser, 2 for figuring out the Gorilla-REPL API, and another 2 for playing around with the math and figuring out what I wanted to graph.

You can find the source code here.