data science

Analysis-Based Project Templates

One of the most annoying things you hear people say when they are working with some common code base is “It works on my machine…”. Conversely, one of the more satisfying things is running a script that you are not actively working on and have it run without problems. [Project Templates]({% post_url 2017-05-30-project_templates %}) are one way to address this problem. The [original post]({% post_url 2017-05-30-project_templates %}) about project templates mainly talks about the folder structure but not so much as the rationale behind why things are the way they are.

Getting Started with Data Science and Analysis

I’ve been an instructor for Software-Carpentry (SWC) over a year now. It’s been a facinating experience and I’m proud to be a part of an open source movement promoting best practices. Typically when looking to start learing data science/analysis the first things people look up is something along the lines of: “learn python”, “free online r course”, “data science python”, “r jobs”, etc. Or scan through the coursera offerings. I’m a bit biased, but I think the SWC material is one of the best ways to just get familiar with the basics.