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Book review: The Tableau 8.0 Training Manual – From clutter to clarity by Larry Keller

My unstoppable reading continues, this time I’ve polished off The Tableau 8.0 Training Manual: From Clutter to Clarity by Larry Keller. This post is part review of the book, and part review of Tableau. Tableau is a data visualisation application … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clean Code by Robert C. Martin

Following my revelations regarding sharing code with other people I thought I’d read more about the craft of writing code in the form of Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship by Robert C. Martin. Despite the appearance of … Continue reading

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Book review: Natural Language Processing with Python by Steven Bird, Ewan Klein & Edward Loper

I bought Natural Language Processing in Python by Steven Bird, Ewan Klein & Edward Loper for a couple of reasons. Firstly, ScraperWiki are part of the EU Newsreader Project which seeks to make a “history recorder” using natural language processing … Continue reading

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Book review: JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

This week I’ve been programming in JavaScript, something of a novelty for me. Jealous of the Dear Leader’s automatically summarize tool I wanted to make something myself, hopefully a future post will describe my timeline visualising tool. Further motivations are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Machine Learning in Action by Peter Harrington

Machine learning is about prediction, and prediction is a valuable commodity. This sounds pretty cool and definitely the sort of thing a data scientist should be into, so I picked up Machine Learning in Action by Peter Harrington to get … Continue reading

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Book Review: Data Visualization: a successful design process by Andy Kirk

My next review is of Andy Kirk’s book Data Visualization: a successful design process. Those of you on Twitter might know him as @visualisingdata, where you can follow his progress around the world as he delivers training. He also blogs … Continue reading

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Book Review: R in Action by Robert I. Kabacoff

This is a review of Robert I. Kabacoff’s book R in Action which is a guided tour around the statistical computing package, R. My reasons for reading this book were two-fold: firstly, I’m interested in using R for statistical analysis and … Continue reading

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