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Python Attracts Rookies as Well as Pros

Oct 30, 2020 |

It is no secret that the Python programming language is peaking in popularity among data scientists. Now, would-be coders are increasingly trying to “self-master” the big data framework via online tutorials, according to an analysis of Google and YouTube searches. Read more…

Pandemic Boosting Open Source Adoption

Oct 8, 2020 |

It turns out that economic downturns are good for open source software adoption, a new vendor survey finds.

The open developer community was already thriving when the pandemic whacked the global economy at the beginning of 2020. Read more…

Popular Python Shifts to Annual Updates

Oct 5, 2020 |

The latest version of the Python programming language incorporates a new parser used to convert data files to more usable formats. The update due out this week also marks the beginning of smaller, but more frequent releases, reflecting Python’s growing popularity among data scientists, machine learning developers and data engineers. Read more…

Scaling to Great Heights at the Ray Summit

Sep 24, 2020 |

If you haven’t yet heard about Ray, the open source Python framework for building distributed applications, then next week’s Ray Summit will provide a compelling introduction to what might be one of the cornerstone technologies of the next decade. Read more…

R and Python: The Data Science Dynamic Duo

Aug 11, 2020 |

The language R is in the midst of a sizzling resurgence this summer. One might hypothesize that this growth is coming at the expense of Python, by far the dominant language for data science. Read more…

R Works Its Way Into Qubole’s Data Lake

Aug 6, 2020 |

Python may be the most popular language for data science today, but R isn’t far behind. In fact, R is experiencing a bit of a resurgence at the moment. That’s part of the reason that Qubole today announced that it has expanded its data lake offering with commercial and open source R software from RStudio. Read more…

Left for Dead, R Surges Again

Jul 10, 2020 |

Don’t look now, but R, which some had written off as a language in terminal decline in lieu of Python’s immense and growing popularity, appears to be staging a furious comeback the likes of which IT has rarely seen. Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Jun 25, 2020 |

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while enhancements to the Python API will bring joy to data scientists everywhere. Read more…

New Open Source App: Data Science Education

Mar 4, 2020 |

The principles underpinning open source software development that are transforming the digital economy are now being extended to new sectors such as education, where proponents hope to leverage the collaborative approach to advance the teaching of data science. Read more…

The Future of Computing is Distributed

Feb 26, 2020 |

Distributed applications are not new. The first distributed applications were developed over 50 years ago with the arrival of computer networks, such as ARPANET. Since then, developers have leveraged distributed systems to scale out applications and services, including large-scale simulations, web serving, and big data processing. Read more…

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