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Paul Bremner commented on steve miller's blog post R, Python, Julia -- and Polyglot
"Hi Steve, Just noticed your comment to Richard (must have been preoccupied in mid-December.)  I'm curious about your statement that the SAS data step, proc, macro, etc. are clunky. As SAS studio is taking off, most "programming"…"
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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Advanced Analytic Platforms – Incumbents Fall – Challengers Rise
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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post The AI/ML Opportunity Landscape in Healthcare. Do It Right or It Will be More of a Mine Field.
Jan 21
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Doctors are from Venus, Data Scientists from Mars – or Why AI/ML is Moving so Slowly in Healthcare
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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post The Next Big Thing in Data Science is …. Biology
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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post The Next Big Thing in Data Science is …. Biology
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Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Seeing the AI/ML Future in Healthcare Through the Eyes of Physicians. It Doesn’t Look Quite the Way Data Scientists See It.
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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
Dec 10, 2018
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…"
Dec 6, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post The Fourth Way to Practice Data Science – Purpose Built Analytic Modules
Sep 19, 2018
Paul Bremner liked William Vorhies's blog post Analytics Translator – The Most Important New Role in Analytics
Sep 14, 2018

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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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