jardino
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Python and "The Economist"

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:00 pm

I've just read an interesting (and amusing) article about Python in "The Economist" newspaper at:

https://www.economist.com/science-and-t ... ew-audience

I agree with almost all of it, except the last paragraph in the section entitled "Nobody expects the faddish statistician".
What does the team think?
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Re: Python and "The Economist"

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:10 pm

Sorry - I mis-typed the link.

Here it is:

https://www.economist.com/science-and-t ... w-audience

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Re: Python and "The Economist"

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:11 pm

Your URL is 404'd
Yet Google gave me the same URL for the article you were referencing and from Google it worked.

/stares into space puzzled.
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Re: Python and "The Economist"

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:13 pm

You're quicker than me!
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Re: Python and "The Economist"

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:36 pm

jardino wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:00 pm
I agree with almost all of it, except the last paragraph in the section entitled "Nobody expects the faddish statistician".
What, of the weak pun on Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition?

I certainly agree with the "Without proper oversight, a novice playing with AI libraries could reach dodgy conclusions" bit. I've heard big data advocates suggest you pick the model that gives you the outcome you want, which made this oldish former time-series statistics guy die a little inside.
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