Posted on April 30, 2017
Diving into this book, and finished Part 1 today.
January 2018 Update: I did not finish the book, though it is excellent. It’s my first reference for any R scripts I write or review. Moreover, I’ve realized that to be successful as a Data Scientist and build products that scale, I need to master Python, not R. Python is a much more flexible language for analysis, production software, websites, and just about anything I’d care to do. If I’m ever to start my own business or automate routine tasks in a systematic way, i.e. if I’m ever to be able to solve problems with programming, Python’s my best path to doing so. R remains super useful for quick data analysis though, is especially strong for visualization, and I’ve done enough in it to feel confident.