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The Wall Street Journal, calculus, and your ticket to the party

Last week, The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled “Calculus Is So Last Century”. The main idea? Industry today is focused on big data. And big data analysis leans more heavily on probably and statistics than calculus. Here’s one quote from the article: Accompanying the proliferation of new data is noise, and a major
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Take the time to consider a plan B

I’m processing a ton of data at work right now. In an ideal world, I’d have some software built for large data sets. In the real world, I have Microsoft Excel. We have developer licenses for TIBCO’s Spotfire. I’ve used Spotfire in the past, and I really like it. It would do what I need
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Lose your Excel antagonism

When I was in graduate school, I despised Microsoft Excel. That’s not entirely accurate. I despised Excel so much, it wasn’t even on my radar. I wouldn’t consider using it…for anything. It was a non-entity. I had a scientific calculator for on the fly use. I had scripting languages for matrix algebra. I had traditional
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