Articles by George Mount

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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What data analysts should know about open source

December 31, 2021 | George Mount

For a long time, many data analysts worked firmly ensconsed in the Microsoft stack — definitely Excel, maybe some Access, PowerPoint or VBA serving as the automative glue. If it wasn’t Microsoft, it was some other proprietary toolkit from IBM or Oracle, paid off-the-shelf software, and so forth. These days? ...
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Advancing into Analytics: Foundations

November 16, 2021 | George Mount

Kick-start your journey into data analytics; read the book later About this event Free signed copy of Advancing into Analytics Workshop recording Demo notes and handouts If you’re an analyst or researcher looking to level up your data analysis skills, this is the workshop and book for you. After ...
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