[SciPy-User] OT: Data Analysis in Python

Travis Oliphant travis@continuum...
Sat Mar 3 13:16:12 CST 2012


Thanks for posting this.    The trend towards blogging is not new.  It feels like a pretty good venue for this sort of thing ---  and it let's the mailing lists stay more technical. 

"Big-Data" does have a lot of "Big-Hype" but it is my opinion that there are user-stories that the SciPy community would be wise to address.  The PyData workshop was basically an attempt to make sure that the noise around Strata at least has some "Python".   It was also a chance to be in the same room as many people active in the larger SciPy community as a pre-cursor to PyCon.

With R getting a lot of attention from Venture Capitalists, there are a lot of people who are "new" to so-called "Data-Science" who are being pushed to "R" instead of Python because of the larger market messaging.   Their use-cases are not informing this community as much as it could be.  Wes McKinney, fortunately, is doing a lot of work to change that. 

-Travis



On Mar 3, 2012, at 10:41 AM, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:

> just some thoughts, mostly personal
> 
> http://jpktd.blogspot.com/2012/03/data-in-python.html
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> Josef
> (trying to blog to keep the mailing list on its trend to be less noisy)
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