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What Is Your Favorite Python Library For Visualizing Geospatial Data?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rafael Knuth Nov 30, 2018. 2 Replies

We've looked into various geospatial data visualization libraries such as:PySALOSMnxFoliumMapbox GLGDALRasterioFionaPyProjDescartesHowever, since we cater to large enterprises with utility grade data…Continue

Tags: Fiona, Rasterio, GDAL, PyProj, Descartes

What Is A Viable Use Case For Excel, And What Is Not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trevor Mills Nov 13, 2018. 4 Replies

Excel has become the de-facto spreadsheet tool for business users. It currently has approximately 500 million users, and it might have a bright future ahead."To a large extent, Excel (and the alike)…Continue

Tags: Enterprise, Digital, Transformation, Analytics, Science

Is Python becoming the new Excel?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ramesh Gopal Nov 16, 2018. 4 Replies

I recently wrote a post suggesting why Excel users should learn…Continue

Tags: Enterprise, Digital, Transformatino, Analytics, Science

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Electronic spreadsheets have been around for nearly 40 years now. They were invented by Bob Frankston and Dan Bricklin, founders of VisiCalc, and I had a chance to chat with both gentlemen a couple of months ago. I highly recommend watching this TED talk with Dan Bricklin:It's important to understand for which purpose electronic spreadsheets were built in the first place if we want to anticipate what their future might look like. In response to my question in how far the future of spreadsheets…See More
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My writing engagement at Data Science Central came up unexpectedly. Back in August 2018, I stumbled upon an excellent write-up on Data Science Central. The author, Bill Vorhies, shared his thoughts on career transitioning toward data science. I wrote him an email, complimenting him on his blog post, and I dropped a few lines about my own transition. Here's his response:"Congratulations on your remarkable journey. Perhaps you’d like to write one or more articles around this theme as we get many…See More
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"The pros of GeoPandas and Shapely are that they fulfill all criteria that matter to corporations. The cons are that some other libraries outshine GeoPandas and Shapely in selected areas. For example, I personally like using Folium,…"
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What Is Your Favorite Python Library For Visualizing Geospatial Data?

We've looked into various geospatial data visualization libraries such as:PySALOSMnxFoliumMapbox GLGDALRasterioFionaPyProjDescartesHowever, since we cater to large enterprises with utility grade data use cases, only GeoPandas and Shapely meet the following criteria:easy to set-upstable release (no experimental or early releases)easily available in both pip and Anacondasufficient amount of documentation availablea big community behind it and many userstests/runs successfully on both…See More
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Former advertising copywriter and marketing veteran who fell in love with data, Python and Machine Learning. Currently bootstrapping a data literacy consulting business.
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Rafael Knuth's Blog

Your Company Needs A Spreadsheet Policy More Than Ever

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Electronic spreadsheets have been around for nearly 40 years now. They were invented by Bob Frankston and Dan Bricklin, founders of VisiCalc, and I had a chance to chat with both gentlemen a couple of months ago. I highly recommend watching this TED talk with Dan Bricklin:

It's important to understand for…

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Why I Am Writing At Data Science Central, And Why You Should, Too

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 3:35am 3 Comments

My writing engagement at Data Science Central came up unexpectedly. Back in August 2018, I stumbled upon an excellent write-up on Data Science Central. The author, Bill Vorhies, shared his thoughts on career transitioning toward data science. I wrote him an email, complimenting him on his blog post, and I dropped a few lines about my own transition. Here's his response:

"Congratulations on your remarkable journey. Perhaps you’d like to write one or more articles…

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Mental Framework For A Data Driven Digital Transformation

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 7:00am 1 Comment

Over the last years, my small business has undergone a digital transformation from a marketing service company to a data literacy consultancy. What does a data literacy consultancy do? We teach business users within large enterprises to work with data, and we help them acquire the necessary skills from state of the art Excel to Python, querying structured, semi-structured and unstructured databases, as well as math, statistics, and probability.

Throughout our…

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Is It Too Late For Me To Learn Coding?

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 2:00am 2 Comments

The short answer is: "No."

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I started teaching myself programming in my 40s, and I am a strong advocate that everyone should learn to code. Even if you have no intent to become a developer or a full-stack data scientist, coding teaches you a couple valuable…

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