Monthly Archives: June 2016

Four Languages for Data Science

This is an overview of four popular languages that are used in the field of data science. I have used all of these languages except Python. Most data scientists will probably know R and at least one low level language like Java or Scala. Scala Scala has gained commercial success by offering a combination of object oriented and functional programming language in a statically typed language. This makes Scala somewhat of a standout. There are some issues with functions like foldRight that will fail with Continue reading →

Dallas Big Data Science Vendor Day 2016

May 15, 2016 kicked off the first Dallas Big Data Science Vendor Day where big data vendors were able to show their products. People interested in the data science had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the vendors and other individuals in the field. The event was organized by the Dallas Big Data meetup and sponsored by Capitol One at their conference center in Plano, Texas. I arrived fifteen minutes early. I was surprised to be the first one there but a crowd soon Continue reading →