R v. Python

A couple of days ago, I was having a conversation with someone that touched on the curriculum for a masters program in analytics. One thing that struck me was requirement of one semester each of R and Python programming. On the one hand, I can see a couple of reasons for requiring both: some jobs …

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Software Carpentry trains the trainers

tl;dr? The Software Carpentry train-the-trainers workshop in Toronto this past M-W was just fantastic. I can’t recommend it enough. A bit of background: Software Carpentry is a project to teach scientists to use computing more effectively. Started by Greg Wilson about 16 years ago, the project has progressed through many different moults, including attempts to …

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