Data are values of qualitative or quantitative variables, belonging to a set of items. Data in computing (or data processing) are represented in a structure, often tabular (represented by rows and columns), a tree (a set of nodes with parent-children relationship) or a graph structure (a set of ...

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using flat file vs sqlite db for frequent data grabbing in a cron job

I have some automated task to be done using certain types of logs generated on the server end of each day. Log files contains specific machine identification "MAC" that is to be re-written in to ...
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How to design this better?

I'm developing a system using .NET which will be used by multiple users. Because of that, I need to identify on the database which data belongs to each user. Explaining with an example, imagine I have ...
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Looking for a certain datatype if it exists

I'm looking for the kind of a certain datatypes. The main idea of this datatype is to describe a productionline containing several steps. Each step should be represented as a "vertex" containing an ...
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Deleting Content from Service [closed]

I'm not quite sure what the real practice is in the programming community. But when a user deletes content from your service (ie. deleting a status update, a photo of theirs, a comment they made). ...
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Place measurement data in database (access)

In a software I use records of measurement data. Each record contains basic information like a name, some parameters and the actual measurement data in the form of three arrays of double values that ...
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Should reflection be part of design?

I'm currently designing a somewhat large program that will involve the simulation of math/physics models and collection of data (I have not implemented any code yet). One of the main problems I'm ...
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scipy.stats.percentileofscore() wrong?

i'm a data scientist and python noob, but I seem to have found a bug with scipy.stats.percentileofscore. it may be "by design" but please bear with me. if you have an array, you will get an upper ...
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Building presentation layer directly on data layer

My application is currently quite a mess and I'm trying to untangle it all. My current idea is that I should have 3 separate layers: data layer that knows how to keep stuff in database (and handle ...
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What is a scalable and practical way to search existence of a group of strings in a huge file

Context: I built an app which generates around 1000 domain names based on user input. I need to check if they are available or not by matching against a huge zone file of parsed domain names which is ...
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Test Data in a Distributed System

A question that has been vexing me lately has been about how to effectively test (end-to-end) features in a distributed system. Particuarly, how to effectively manage (through time) test data for ...
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What data should QR-Code contain to serve both my own and external QR-Code reader

My webapplication uses codes (in form of http://www.url.com/code/105820582020204), that I want to encode as QR-Code. I assume that such generated QR-Code will be scanned by both people using my mobile ...
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Big Data: Can it be pre-processed?

My question is about "big data". Basically, big data involves the analysis of a large amount of data to make meaningful insights from it. I would like to know: Whether or not large amounts of data ...
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Data sharing across processes [closed]

I have a C# .NET app that downloads a users Tweets using LinqToTwitter. This is for TV broadcast - the client wants to show Tweets on air. We have two other apps that need to access these tweets. One ...
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Using MVC strictly with DAAB?

I am the only one at my company that is familiar with MVC and they are getting more pressure to modernize and switch to MVC for future projects, so I was tasked to create a template to use as a base ...
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Algorithm that determines relevant attributes in ordered list

Suppose I have a list of objects sorted by a person based on that person's subjective taste. Let's assume that this person is being somewhat consistent in their sorting and that there are quantifiable ...
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Design pattern for configuring objects

Context In a Cocoa application I am developing, I need to load a data model that is defined in plist files. So, I have something like: root (Array) ---- item (Dictionary) -------- name : "objects" ...
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Is it ethical or even legal to track user data/metrics using IP [closed]

This one is a bit tough. It is publicly available information, is it not? But it's can also be used maliciously. So is it legal/ethical to store and/or gather information on users based on IP? It's ...
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Starting with BI / Data Analysis [closed]

We have a bunch of data about our customers and we'd like to learn more about it. Writing queries to pull data out is not a problem, and we're doing that right now, but we'd like to take it to the ...
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Data duplication vs Encapsulating. Which design to use?

The problem that I face is how to combine encapsulating and optimal memory use. I can't show you my code and therefore explain it on extensive (I hope) example. Let's say we need to have a database ...
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AngularJS dealing with large data sets (Strategy)

I am working on developing a personal temperature logging viewer based on my rasppi curl'ing data into my web server's api. Temperatures are taken every 2 seconds and I can have several temperature ...
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Cleaning a dataset of song data - what sort of problem is this?

I have a set of data about songs. Each entry is a line of text which includes the artist name, song title, and some extra text. Some entries are only "extra text". My goal is to resolve as many ...
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Turning a problem into a data [closed]

OK, I have an app that I'm creating but I'm just really not sure about how to approach the problem. The idea is fairly simple. I'm just not sure how to wrap it in a data model (or even if I should). ...
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Perfomance of 8 bit operations on 64 bit architechture

I am usually a Python / Database programmer, and I am considering using C for a problem. I have a set of sequences, 8 characters long with 4 possible characters. My problem involves combining sets of ...
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Deduplication of complex records / Similarity Detection

I'm working on a project that involves records with fairly large numbers of fields (~15-20) and I'm trying to figure out a good way to implement deduplication. Essentially the records are people along ...
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Consolidating hotels data from various booking sites with different IDs or reference

In one of my projects, I have data for hotels, and other booking sites are able to book this hotel. For example: Hotel A - Booking (ID = 4002), Expedia (ID = 123), Priceline (ID = 147) The three ...
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Program design with multiple data sets, algorithms and results [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the design of my software. The question has already been posted by me at ...
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Program design with multiple data sets, algorithms and results

I have a question regarding the design of my software. There are four different data sets and three consecutive algorithms operating on the data sets and on the results from the previous algorithm ...
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628 views

Storing graphs with json and db

I have a Rails 4 app having to do with graphs. These graphs need to be stored and I'm not sure of the best way to do it. Firstly, the app has a SQLite db in development and PostgreSQL in production. I ...
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Data Synchronization in mobile apps - multiple devices, multiple users

I'm looking into building my first mobile app. One of the core features of the application is that multiple devices/users will have access to the same data -- and all of them will have CRUD rights. I ...
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Version-control friendly, append-only file format: “binary” or “text”?

I'm designing an append-only ("journaled") file format, and I'd like it to be friendly towards being stored in VCS (git/Mercurial/...). On one hand, I'd like if after each change, only delta ...
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Should I encrypt files saved by my program

I'm trying to decide on what format I should save data in, and hopefully this question will help me come to a decision. The program I'm writing uses 'databases' in which word=meaning (not a ...
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Why do CSV file formats normally use quoting instead of escaping?

There are a lot of variants of the CSV "standard" (or lack thereof). I've never personally see any that use an escape character (like \) instead of surrounding each field with double quotes. Instead ...
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Best approach for near real time message passing from server to client across router?

I am developing an application which must run on up to thousands of client systems that I control (Linux) which are connected behind common NAT devices to public Internet. Each of these client ...
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Storing data in 2 different systems/database structures

My company is an online retailer, and we use an homebrew ecommerce platform. In the last year or so, we've partnered with a accounting software vendor, as our homebrew solution was unable to produce ...
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Are there any standard for exchanging rules rather than data?

Just out of curiosity. There are many open standards for data exchange, as well as standards for exchanging code (jsonp, for example). But are there any standards for exchanging formulas/rules, for ...
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Radix exchange sort implementation?

I need a little help understanding the implementation of radix exchange sort algorithm. Radix exchange (I don't know if it's the exact name in english based literature) is a lot similar to quicksort, ...
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Dataset with coordinates of borders of countries [closed]

I am creating an application that visually displays world regions, e.g. to place markers within an administrative region. Does a dataset exist with geometrical or geographical (long/lat) descriptions ...
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Why retrieves a native app data faster than one with PhoneGap?

I know that an app developed with PhoneGap is slower than a native one because at PhoneGap the whole code must be interpreted at runtime into a native one. But could someone explain or has a good ...
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Single write, multiple read of stateful objects

Scenario: One data input feed (call this Source) Multiple objects (call these Layer1) read this Source, and analyze the feed. This analysis is stateful. Layer1 objects have configuration parameters. ...
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The best approach to building a mobile service that's also available when the connection drops?

Hopefully this question will be a good suit for P.SE since it is a whiteboard-level 'how can this be done' conceptual question. I'm trying to build a product that needs to be available to someone on ...
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Matching two lists of data with different conventions

I have two lists of data, A and B. These lists are themselves aggregated from multiple sources, and contain typos, abbreviations not found in the other, and also lack a 1-1 mapping, but will never ...
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Data aggregation like polyvore.com [closed]

I'm creating a website that is going to aggregate women shoes from across the web into one website. Kinda like polyvore.com does with all their products but mine is only going to be shoes. Which ...
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Design pattern for data privileges

I'm designing a financial system that should grant access to data based on roles and privileges. For example, a manager can see the financial transaction of users under his domain but not information ...
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Best Practices for Maintaining Uppercase vs Proper Case Data

We have several years of customer data that has been collected over time. I'd guess that 95% of the data (Names, Business Names & Addresses) is in all UPPERCASE format. The data entry tool used ...
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How to process an endless XML data stream

There is an endless data stream of XML messages (and "heartbeats"), that I receive via a telnet connection and through a site-to-site VPN IPsec tunnel. I'm still pondering. What is the best/most ...
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Is a single object to be preferred over multiple variables?

It was quite hard to put what I meant into a title, but it's easy to put into code. C++ Is this int offset_x = 10; int offset_y = 40; ... element.move(offset_x, offset_y); To be preferred over ...
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What's a good format for documenting hundreds of data feeds?

Several governments are starting to publish open data: datasets generated by the goverment, made freely available for citizens to use for value-added app development, analysis, and feedback. For ...
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Why build data models in a dynamic language?

Background This question stems out of an architectural discussion we had at work. For the current project we are using Python and an object oriented database. There are input services that we ...
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Design strategies for storing and validating serial numbers

We are writing software to track Foo Widgets. Each Foo Widget has a serial number. The serial number is an 32-character alphanumeric string. The string is separated into five sets. Each set is ...
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Storing 'sensitive' data in settings file

I'm writing a small utility in AutoIt that connects to Twitter. I would like to store the username and password in the programs setting file, but I know that it needs to be encrypted obviously. ...