Tag "analytics and reporting"

Information = Data + R

Over and over, when talking with people who are starting to learn Data Science, there’s a frustration that comes up: “I don’t know which programming language to start with.” Moreover, it’s not just programming languages; it’s also software systems like Tableau, SPSS, etc. There is an ever-widening range of tools and programming languages and it’s... more

Managing a Vast Amount of Data Successfully

I have two kids. In school. They generate a remarkable amount of paper. From math worksheets, permission slips, book reports (now called reading responses) to newsletters from the school. That’s a lot of paper. All of it is presented in different forms with different results – the math worksheets tell me how my child is... more

The Quality of the Ingredients Make the Dish-Applies to Data Quality

In a previous life, I was a pastry chef in a now-defunct restaurant. One of the things I noticed while working there (and frankly while cooking at home) is that the better the ingredients, the better the final result. If we used poor quality apples in the apple tart, we ended up with a soupy, flavorless mess with a chewy crust.... more