Articles by George Mount

Free checklist: 30 days to Python programmer

May 8, 2022 | George Mount

Python has become in many ways the lingua franca of computing, with the open source language being used in everything from web development to artificial intelligence to… why, yes… data analytics. If you’re a heavy Excel or Power BI user, Python is a great tool to add to your ...
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How to launch Jupyter notebooks from Windows

March 27, 2022 | George Mount

To be honest, Python is not the easiest program to manage on your PC. I suggest newcomers download it from Anaconda because it does most of the behind-the-scenes lifting for you. Completely new to Python? Check out my Python launch checklist Among other benefits, Anaconda comes with many of the ...
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Advancing into Analytics: Foundations of Finance Analytics

January 21, 2022 | George Mount

About this event Conduct rigorous data analysis that is easy to reproduce and share with colleagues Create beautiful visualizations that aren’t available in basic Excel and Power BI Collaborate more effectively with engineers, developers, data scientists and other technical professionals Signal to employers that you can work with a ...
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Anscombe’s quartet in Python

January 8, 2022 | George Mount

Anscombe’s quartet is a well-known statistical parlor trick with a powerful message. Fortunately, with the help of the seaborn package as well as pandas, it can be demonstrated in Python with just a few lines of code, which you can follow along with below: Moral of the story What ...
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Here’s how R and Python think differently about data

January 8, 2022 | George Mount

I’m a big believer that data analysts will derive far more value from their tools when they understand the underlying philosophy and worldview of those tools. For example, the way that open source code is created and maintained gives it distinct advantages and disadvantages over proprietary software. And if ...
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