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In September 2020, after a lot of head-scratching, I managed to create a data visualisation app with Python and Streamlit and publish it on the web using Heroku. And I did all this on a cheap old Chromebook, which is not even a ‘proper’ PC!

I thought I’d write about the whole process so that others who wish to try programming and creating data apps won’t be put off by technical jargon and the lack of powerful computing devices.

The Hardware

As I said above, the only computing device I used for the entire process is a 4GB RAM, 32GB local storage…

Shantala Mukherjee

Senior Investment Analyst for multi-asset portfolios. Data, finance, technology and history are some of my favourite things.

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