A huge amount of effort is spent cleaning data to get it ready for data analysis, but there has been little research on how to make data cleaning as easy and effective as possible. This paper tackles a small, but important, subset of data cleaning: data “tidying”. – Wickham Tidy Data is a must-read paper.
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Looking for resources to help you maximize your learnings and minimize your time use is often fruitless. Publishing deadlines cut books short, real life gets in the author’s way, and personal preference, well there isn’t much you can do about that. In many ways, this book is an oddity. The voice is at ease, nothing […]
My journey to using AngularJS (NG) was quite raw, relying entirely on the online documentation, API documentation, blog posts, Google group, and stackoverflow links. Surely, not unique, but definitely lacking in some ways since the NG documentation is notoriously brief when you get to the “rich” (aka hard) parts. After 6 months hacking on NG […]
As a Subversion master-user I was hoping for a lot from _Pro Git_ and was rewarded greatly. The author gives Git a fair shake without throwing Subversion under the bus. He does a great job teaching not just the tools, but the culture and “how to think” the Git way. The latter is devoid in […]
Never knowing what is the right time for a path to present itself, I think I am back on the path to SML again. This time I got some more feedback and wanted to capture it here. Various feedback: ML for the Working Programmer. Skip it. A wonderful book. Excellent for advanced programmers. Programming in […]
We are on a mini-weekend-vacation, having a great time, break bread at a great locally owned sushi restaurant, head out and stop at a half-priced-books, only to find a book that I already had on my list, brand new, great price… awesome! :)