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William Vorhies's Blog Posts Tagged 'Python' (4)

Why R is Bad for You

Summary:  Someone had to say it.  In my opinion R is not the best way to learn data science and not the best way to practice it either.  More and more large employers agree.

 

Someone had to say it.  I know this will be controversial and I welcome your comments but in my opinion R is not the best way to learn data science and not the best…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 15, 2017 at 4:30pm — 74 Comments

What are the Big Guys Using?

Summary:  The largest companies utilizing the most data science resources are moving rapidly toward more integrated advanced analytic platforms.  The features they are demanding are evolving to promote speed, simplicity, quality, and manageability.  This has some interesting implications for open source R and Python widely taught in schools but significantly less necessary with these more sophisticated platforms.

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Added by William Vorhies on December 20, 2016 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

Picking an Analytic Platform



Summary:
Picking an analytic platform when first starting out in data science almost always means working with what we’re most comfortable.  But as organizations grow larger there is a need for standardization and for selecting one, or a few analytic tools.

 

Picking an analytic platform when first starting out in data science almost…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 31, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Programming Python vs R

This article is no longer available. We apologize for the inconvenience. To read more about Python versus R, click here.  An excellent Python guide can be found here

Added by William Vorhies on November 18, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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