Code examples — MapReduce on Amazon and colored country maps

Posts with working code examples rock:

* Using Elastic MapReduce to access SimpleDB on Amazon Web Services.
This uses the boto Python library to access the database and a
Ruby client, configured with JSON to run the example on Hadoop:…

* Making choropleth maps: plotting out maps with metrics organized
by state or region. This is a useful tactic to apply to any sort
of spatially oriented data. Flowing Data has a python example:…

and folks at Revolutions take up the challenge in R:


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