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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Jazz network

I have written a Python script which scrapes 'influenced by' from allmusic.com. My start was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time: John Coltrane. I then put it into a DL file and visualised it, the node size is set by indegree (ie those who are quoted as influencers). Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins are key influencers. The disadvantage of this is that it usually goes back in time, so if you started with a younger jazz musician you should capture more of the golden years of jazz 1960s.

Here is the code: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B_YKhy3eG-qJYmYwZmU1NjEtMWI0OC00ZDFhLWJhOWUtMjQ3MWU0ZDg0ODIx

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