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Andreas François VermeulenPractical Data Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3054-1_5

5. Utility Layer

Andreas François Vermeulen1 
West Kilbride North Ayrshire, UK

The utility layer is used to store repeatable practical methods of data science. The objective of this chapter is to define how the utility layer is used in the ecosystem.

Utilities are the common and verified workhorses of the data science ecosystem. The utility layer is a central storehouse for keeping all one’s solutions utilities in one place. Having a central store for all utilities ensures that you do not use out-of-date or duplicate algorithms in your solutions. The most important benefit is that you can use stable algorithms across your ...

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