CAL-ACCESS app now supports PostgreSQL
Version 0.1.0 of django-calaccess-raw-data can connect to the popular database backend
Version 0.1.0 of django-calaccess-raw-data is now freely available on the Python Package Index and GitHub. Upgrades include Django 1.7 support and fancier logging outputs, as well as numerous bug fixes and small improvements to documentation.
If you already have it installed, an upgrade is as easy as:
The chief improvement is the ability to load data into the PostgreSQL database. Previous versions only worked with MySQL.
“I hope that users of the system, including myself, will be able to unveil key insights about the lobbying and fundraising activities done by our state representatives and associated political groups,” Chambers said. “Fundamentally, this kind of information deeply deserves to be open and accessible.”
It was originally released in August by the California Civic Data Coalition, a loosely coupled team from the Los Angeles Times Data Desk, The Center for Investigative Reporting and Stanford’s Computational Journalism Lab.