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The Mathematics Genealogy Project: Customizing my mathematical family tree

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Some time ago, Maëlle Salmon published a very nice post showing how she scraped her mathematical family tree from the Mathematics Genealogy Project. Of course I immediately wanted to produce my own! I am not a mathematician myself, but one of my PhD supervisor has a PhD in mathematics. Which makes me the indirect descendant of a long lineage of famous mathematicians! As Maëlle kindly invited me to share my tree on Twitter, I decided to write this post to show how I customized the appearance of my tree to make it more sexy. [It is actually part of my job to plot sexy phylogenetic tree…]. So, this post is a remix of Maëlle’s post which was a remix of Nathalie Vialaneix’s post 🙂 First I modified a bit Maëlle’s scraping function to collect more data. I added Xpath selectors…
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