Chapter 9. Supplementary software: bigger, faster, more efficient

This chapter covers

  • Non-statistical software that can help you do statistics more efficiently
  • Some popular and ubiquitous software concepts related to analytic software
  • Basic guidelines for using supplementary software

Figure 9.1 shows where we are in the data science process: optimizing a product with supplementary software. The software tools covered in chapter 8 can be very versatile, but there I focused mainly on the statistical nature of each. Software can do much more than statistics. In particular, many tools are available that are designed to store, manage, and move data efficiently. Some can make almost every aspect of calculation and analysis faster and easier ...

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