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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post The Fourth Way to Practice Data Science – Purpose Built Analytic Modules
18 hours ago
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Analytics Translator – The Most Important New Role in Analytics
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Paul Bremner liked Rafael Knuth's blog post Career Transition Towards Data Analytics & Science. Here’s my Story
Aug 30
Paul Bremner commented on Pratik Kanada's blog post Which Programming Language Is Considered To Be Best For Machine Learning?
"“Hence, when you have free resources available why would anyone opt for the paid?” FYI, here are some reasons an individual, or company, might opt for a paid solution (using SAS as an example.)   As a programming language it is…"
Jul 29
Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post The Difference Between Managing Large and Small Data Science Teams
"Good list of things a Data Science team should be doing.  One thing I'd add is that for a team like this to be really effective, it needs to be plugged into the regular staff meetings of key decision makers. On any given day, the…"
Jun 27
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post The Difference Between Managing Large and Small Data Science Teams
Jun 27
Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post Everybody (Still) Loves a Data Scientist
"Hi Bill, Interesting write-up, especially the part about the costs you cite for a Data Scientist team, the cost-cutting imperative, and the fact that this may mean more emphasis on automated DS tools. There's a popular perception that open…"
May 15
Paul Bremner liked Vincent Granville's blog post Why Are Data Science Leaders Running for the Exit?
Apr 21
Paul Bremner commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Why Are Data Science Leaders Running for the Exit?
"Very interesting observations.  Thanks for posting this.  I’d be curious to know where all these Data Science directors/managers are planning to go and what they expect to be doing. Below are results of some Indeed searches I did…"
Apr 20
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Apr 4
Paul Bremner commented on steve miller's blog post American Community Survey data in R
"Steve, I enjoy reading these posts on R and what it can do (particularly liked the last one using Medicare data.)  I'm currently learning SAS (both programming and drag-and-drop apps) and will have to make some decisions about R/Python…"
Apr 4
Paul Bremner commented on Shruti Goyal's blog post Credit Risk Prediction Using Artificial Neural Network Algorithm
"I'm curious to know what statistical methods were used to choose the independent variables?"
Mar 18
Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post Strata – What a Difference a Year Makes
"One of the most tricky, interesting and fun things about the IT sector is making projections about the rate of new technology adoption.  It's a a daunting task, even for the large syndicated research vendors who talk with, and have major…"
Mar 13
Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post AI’s Ethical Dilemma – An Unexpectedly Urgent Problem
"Great post, Bill.  I'm kind of stunned that this stuff is taking place, particularly here in the Bay Area (i.e. Stanford.)  You rightly say the following in regard to these two studies: "It should require no explanation why…"
Mar 12
Paul Bremner commented on Vincent Granville's blog post 5 Myths About PhD Data Scientists
"I'd be curious how you think the experiences/expertise of "Ph.D Data Scientists" vary (if they do) by the type of degree.  Your Ph.D is in math and statistics (according to your LinkedIn profile) which is right in sync with the…"
Mar 9
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Advanced Analytics Platforms – Big Changes in the Leaderboard
Feb 27

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Former CIA Analyst (15 years, about 2/3 working on Russian military, then following international telecom/computer industry and supporting trade negotiators), worked on Market Intelligence at IBM, AT&T, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Department of Energy R&D lab), Cisco. Transitioning into Marketing/Business Analytics using SAS and SQL, probably adding Python or R at some point.

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Comment on "Why R is Bad for You"

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:30am 1 Comment

There seems to be a lot confusion about the role of programming in relation to the Data Science platforms that research firms Gartner and Forrester have identified as the future of Data Science in large corporations.  For example, numerous people have stated that SAS is pushing a drag-and-drop platform (Enterprise Miner) that somehow limits choices and is destined to fail due to the fact that using programming (that is, R) allows greater flexibility.

It’s certainly…

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