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  • Why is Becoming a Data Scientist so Difficult?
    This question was recently posted on Quora. Below is my answer. It depends what kind of data scientist you want to become. I think many university curricula include material that is advanced but that you don’t really need. Also, they offer not enough practical, professional coding and big data manipulation that would help you right […]
    Vincent Granville
  • Should Python Become Your Official Corporate Language, Along With English?
    English is becoming the official language in the global business world, being currently spoken by approximately 1.75 billion people worldwide according to Harvard Business Review. While English is the fastest spreading language in human history, a significant proportion of businesses are still resistant to giving up…
    Rafael Knuth
  • Weekly Digest, October 22
    Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here. The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week. Announcement…
    Vincent Granville
  • Embracing Conflict to Fuel Digital Innovation
    When talking to clients about their business goals, most business executives are pretty clear as to what they want to accomplish, such as reducing customer churn or reducing inventory costs or improving quality of care or improving product line profitability.  But these “one dimensional” business initiatives really don’t push the organization’s innovative thinking.  For example, […]
    Bill Schmarzo
  • How to Write an R Function to Match and Merge 2 Files (like VLOOKUP)
    Matching and merging 2 files is task I find myself doing all of the time. Historically, I've used VLOOKUP in MS Excel and just worked around any limitations. Finally, I bit the bullet and wrote an R Function that does the trick faster, and with more flexibility. …
    Ray Hall

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