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Tools and protocol for reproducible data science using Python

I am working on a data science project using Python. The project has several stages. Each stage comprises of taking a data set, using Python scripts, auxiliary data, configuration and parameters, and ...
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Do data scientists use Excel?

I would consider myself a journeyman data scientist. Like most (I think), I made my first charts and did my first aggregations in high school and college, using Excel. As I went through college, ...
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What initial steps should I use to make sense of large data sets, and what tools should I use?

Caveat: I am a complete beginner when it comes to machine learning, but eager to learn. I have a large dataset and I'm trying to find pattern in it. There may / may not be correlation across the data,...
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Why do internet companies prefer Java/Python for data scientist job?

I see a many times in job description for data scientist asking for Python/Java experience and disregard R. Below is a personal email I received from chief data scientist of a company I applied for ...
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What makes columnar databases suitable for data science?

What are some of the advantages of columnar data-stores which make them more suitable for data science and analytics?
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VM image for data science projects

As there are numerous tools available for data science tasks, and it's cumbersome to install everything and build up a perfect system. Is there a Linux/Mac OS image with Python, R and other open-...
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What are helpful annotation tools (if any)

I'm looking for tools that would help me and my team annotate training sets. I work in an environment with large sets of data, some of which are un- or semi-structured. In many cases there are ...
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Any clear winner for Data Science in Scala? [closed]

I have found a number of libraries and tools for data science in Scala, I would like to know about which one has more adoption and which one is gaining adoption at a faster pace and to what extent ...