Mapping the Top Cycling Climbs in the UK with Folium

I've always been a fan of maps, especially old maps, and the sense of exploration and history that comes with hovering over them and zooming in on the fine details. Despite this I've never really tried to make any maps of my own. I recently discovered the nifty Python package, Folium, which can make visually stunning interactive maps within a matter of minutes. Since my PhD research is concerned more with the digital world than the real world I decided to look to my love of cycling and plot some of the top cycling climbs in the UK.

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Finding a Scientific Working Environment In Python

Over the course of my studies I've worked on multiple different machines, with different operating systems, different hardware, and different security privileges. It can be a nightmare to ensure a smooth and consistent experience, but when done right, makes working with code and data a pleasure and makes academic reproducibility that much easier. In this article we will look at how the right choice of Python distribution, environment, and IDE can go along way to avoiding technological headaches.

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