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Guerrilla Analytics by Enda Ridge

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Appendix

Data Gymnastics

Data gymnastics patterns

It is of not much help to say “be good at hacking” or “learn {insert data language of your preference/bias}.” I know that whenever I begin to learn a new language, I find it frustrating. I know what I want to do with the data but I lack the vocabulary and the expressiveness in my new language to actually execute what I want to do. The peculiarities of Guerrilla Analytics make it difficult to find advice on what to learn in traditional books on data manipulation.
What follows are the most common patterns your team will encounter time and again in Guerrilla Analytics work. A top performing team will have one or more people who can quickly recognize and execute these patterns in the team’s Data ...

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