Neo: “Can you fly that thing?”
Trinity: “Not yet.” (cell phone call)
Trinity: “Tank, I need a pilot program for a B212 helicopter.” (fast learning download) “Alright, let’s go.”
—KEANU REEVES AS NEO, CARRIE-ANNE MOSS AS TRINITY, AND MARCUS CHONG AS TANK IN The Matrix (1999)
Doing data science means implementing flexible, scalable, extensible systems for data preparation, analysis, visualization, and modeling. We are empowered by the growth of open source. Whatever the modeling technique or application, there is likely a relevant package, module, or library that someone has written or is thinking of writing. Doing data science with open source means working in R and drawing upon other languages as needed. ...