Constellate is the new free text and data analysis platform from JSTOR and Portico that allows users to build datasets from JSTOR resources and perform text analytics and other research through the use of Python and Jupyter notebooks. It's cloud-based, meaning there's nothing to install before you get started. In addition to the "free tier" available to all, the University of Missouri Libraries currently has additional beta access to enable our users to build larger data sets and utilize additional compute resources.
To get started, visit Constellate at https://tdm-pilot.org. Using this hyperlink should ensure that you get MU access to the additional resources. Before getting started, ensure that the upper right corner of the page shows "Access provided by University of Missouri, Columbia."
From here, feel free to visit the resources under "Tutorials" for beginner and intermediate lessons on using Python and Jupyter notebooks, as well as lessons on text and data analysis functions in Python.
The basic process for use, under the Research menu, is to
For more information on beginning Python, Jupyter notebooks, version control, and TDM with Constellate, keep an eye on our Workshops page for upcoming Software Carpentry or other Digital Scholarship workshops.