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Paul Bremner liked Rafael Knuth's blog post Why I Am Writing At Data Science Central, And Why You Should, Too
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Paul Bremner commented on Rafael Knuth's blog post Why I Am Writing At Data Science Central, And Why You Should, Too
"Rafael, Thanks for posting this. I regularly check the posts here and have always wondered why so few people comment or react to things that are said (this seems to be the norm in many data science forums.)  I would not have that guessed…"
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Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post Practicing ‘No Code’ Data Science
"Bill, thanks for this post.  Great comments, although on the subject of SAS I would add that (as you know), technically speaking, SAS is not a “code-free” data science platform.  It provides a full programming interface so if…"
Oct 14
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Practicing ‘No Code’ Data Science
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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post What’s New in Data Prep
Sep 25
Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post What’s New in Data Prep
"Bill, thanks for posting this.  Great comments and I hadn't realized there were some interesting reports at Trifacta.  I'll have to download them and take a look. I have to say that this issue of being able to use…"
Sep 25
Paul Bremner commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Statistical Significance and p-Values Take Another Blow
"I couldn't agree more with what you say, particularly in highlighting the poor review process at journals and the incentives to publish something "different." I think particularly in the medical field the view amongst doctors is that…"
Sep 21
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post The Fourth Way to Practice Data Science – Purpose Built Analytic Modules
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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
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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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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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