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Data Just Right: Introduction to Large-Scale Data & Analytics by Michael Manoochehri

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12. Building Analytics Workflows Using Python and Pandas

A central theme of this book is that of accessibility. The availability of new, powerful open source software has been a driving force in helping a growing number of developers and analysts gain access to tools they need to solve their data challenges. The open source movement brings more than just the software alone—another advantage is the momentum of the community of developers who work with those tools. For example, the programming language R, a leading programming environment for statistics and mathematical computing, is not only a language, but it also offers a huge community of people who contribute code, modules, and other tools.

The R community is large and vibrant, but its focus ...

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