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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

R for Big Data: PivotalR

Just examining.    Addressing the usability of languages like R and Python in Big Data computing environments.

" ... When discussing data science tools, it’s common for folks to passionately debate about algorithm breadth, scalability, and performance among the many available options. Yet one of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a data science tool—usability—is often ignored in these discussions.

We believe that usability is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when selecting data science tools. In day-to-day settings, a data scientist should be focusing on what she wants to do with the data, rather than having to determine the technical aspects of how she is going to get there. Unfortunately, we’re at a stage where the how takes up a large chunk of a typical data scientist’s workflow.  ... " 

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