Adventures in Digital History

Final Thoughts

I am proud to say that I have finished my project! “The Stylometry of Baen Books Science Fiction Authors” is now live for people to see on this site! Simply navigate to the “Digital Studies” tab and it will be listed under a brand new “Reading Literature With Computers” tab!

I have to say, I took a bit of an unorthodox approach to this project. It’s kind of formatted like a normal essay, but it’s a bit more loose and is definitely less formal. This is partially due to the medium I chose (WordPress) and because I have never had to write a paper like this for an English class.

I have to say that it turned out pretty long. When last I checked, it came in are around seven pages, but I’m sure it’s longer now that I’ve elaborated more on the graphs and added some interesting visuals. While I didn’t get to do the things I originally had in mind, I’m glad I managed to make it work.

I don’t want to go too in-depth about the ins and outs of my project, mainly because I plan to do that for the evaluation, but I managed to incorporate quite a few things into it! Voyant Tools, Python, Blatt’s work, and Plotly are just a few of the things I’ve included in my essay. I even managed to finish it ahead of time! This was something I was extremely happy about because of other tests, papers, and presentations I have due.

Unfortunately I will not be able to make it to the Kemp Symposium to see anyone else’s presentations this Friday because I’m delivering a presentation of my own at the History Symposium. However, that does give me more time to steel my nerves for this presentation, and to ensure what I talk about makes sense. I’ve already made a powerpoint for the presentation and I’m really excited to share my work with everyone! Until then, I wish everyone good luck! There’s only a few days left and the semester will finally be at an end!

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