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Game Data Analysis – Tools and Methods by Coupart Thibault

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Chapter 3. Environment and Tools for Data Analysis

In this chapter, we are going to see the most popular tools for data analysis, from data collection to its exploitation. We will explore different solutions, including storage solutions and free tools to paying software, and we will try to give a good overview of what they proposed and what are their advantages.

Typical programming environment for data mining and storage

In this first part we will have a general look at the most common development environments for data analysis, which are MySQL and NoSQL (with Hadoop essentially for data analysis).

MySQL

SQL (Structured Query Language) is currently one of the world's most widely used languages for database management. It implies a relational structure ...

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