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downloading folders from google drive.

I wanted to download some course material on RL shared by the author via Google drive using the command line.  I got a bunch of stuff using wget a folder in google drive was a challenge. I looked it up in SO which gave me a hint but no solution. I installed gdown using pip and then used: gdown --folder --continue if there are more than 50 files you need to use --remaining-ok and only get the first 50. In such a case its best to download using the folder using the UI and decompress locally. Decompressing from the command line created errors related to unicode but using the mac UI I decompressed without a glitch.

SQL Dojo

TLDR: Imagine just before your DS interview - you are NEO your coach is Morpheus, and you will be practice SQL in rapidly changing schemas. Now here is a little project I thought up: Despite any number of excellent SQL based projects I have created I tend to get rusty in SQL as I don't use it on a regular basis. I decided it might be worthwhile  to setup a virtual space to practice, hence the dojo. The dojo lets a student practice analytical sql primarily queries analysts use. Ultimately I'd like to to use it in an agile manner as an LMS with a minimal UI.  This would require creating a story for each query and a test that the query returns a good answer. Also to make things interesting the tasks should be related and proceed from easy to more challenging and cover a number of techniques like filtering, aggregation and subqueries. However, initially I want to have things up and running quickly and to collect questions and answers that reflect how to do create views

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