Last week I committed my first project to Github: seabass.  I wanted to work with RDF in a statistical computing environment, and was starting to learn R.  By luck, I happened on the Incanter library and ended up really digging Clojure.  It certainly wasn’t rocket science to write seabass, especially since I could slide Jena in underneath.

So why write something like this?  Well, working through an RDF dataset with a REPL is pretty sweet.  Jena gives me their general-purpose rule engine to write axioms (particularly the kind that OWL makes cumbersome), and Incanter gives me all kinds of stats stuff (as well as some charting).  And hell, there’s always Rincanter in case I really want some R functions.

Bah, enough tag-dropping… this should do for a Hello World post 🙂

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