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Why R is bad for you?

William Vorhies on May 15, 2017 at 4:30pm 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…
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How to deal with missing values in your data?

How to deal with missing values in your data? One of biggest challenges during data exploration and preparation stage of an data science analytics project are missing values!  How do you deal with them – ignore or somehow replace them? Penalty of ignoring them is that while some techniques like decision trees can treat them as separate values, other…
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Deciding to adopt new technology?

Deciding to adopt new technology? This is one of the riskiest decisions that any organization will ever face, that said - level of risk exposure is directly opposite with amount of research, and due diligence spent looking at new technology from all the possible angles. Two of my large clients in same industry considered changing…
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Where is the value from data science?

Where is the value from data science? Recently, question of value derived by data science is being raised more and more frequently. Even Harward Business Review is  on it:  https://hbr.org/2016/12/why-youre-not-getting-value-from-your-data-science . I wonder if their characterization of “data scientist” being sexiest job in 21st century still stands.  Yeah, sexy is always good, but it has to be more than just…
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