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24th
Oct 2016
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 24 2016 11:42
@mesmoiron :+1:!
Mike James
@mdacampora
Oct 24 2016 15:45
Hello all
i am new to FCC, where is the best place for me to learn DS?
nadhan
@tellanad
Oct 24 2016 16:26
hello friends
is anyone working on apache spark /storm ?
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Oct 24 2016 16:37
:point_up: October 19, 2016 4:13 PM @mdacampora welcome! I've linked to a reply to that question earlier. There's a Medium article giving tips.
@tellanad I haven't used it, but I have been interested in trying to get Spark working :smile:
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Oct 24 2016 16:58
Statistical Reading Rainbow, a list of stats books that may be useful for people getting into statsitics.
Joseph
@revisualize
Oct 24 2016 17:48

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Eric Leung
@erictleung
Oct 24 2016 18:30
@revisualize nice! Thanks!
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@camperbot
Oct 24 2016 18:30
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 24 2016 19:28

@tellanad some of us followed training in Spark (1.6) - python. I have account at the community version but haven't used for anything else yet. I usually attend meetups (here where I live Spark is getting very popular).

I should go deeper into Scala if wanting to keep going with Spark, but I think I am finding F# more entertaining so I think I would end up doing so Azure as a consequence.

@revisualize :+1:!
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Oct 24 2016 19:30
I love Azure :) Microsoft's Azure stuff on edX that I've tried was super fun :D
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 24 2016 19:35

@alicejiang1 Ok! I suspect F# and R will play a strong role in the whole Azure stuff. Tell you:

  • Microsoft acquired the organisation that was in charge of R-evolution (R for Big Data)
  • F# is a (much better) spin-off of C# with a stronger link to Data Science and it is also very much supported by Microsoft; the future contender of Scala?

I haven't tried Azure yet. I will ask you later for advice?

Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Oct 24 2016 19:39
Of course! Last time I used Azure it didn't appear to have any F# support (R, Python 2.x and 3.x, SQL, and code-free). I had a picture of it, I'll see if I can find it.
I don't know if I would compare Scala and F#... this early on it looks like the two are going to be more comparable based on the tools they work best with, Azure and Spark, which really aren't so easily compared... Or maybe I'm not understanding what they are..
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 24 2016 19:48
@alicejiang1 Let's investigate... or if anyone can explain?
@alicejiang1 I will consult you, master... I think I need to check that too...
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Oct 24 2016 19:50
Yeah I just did a little searching and I think I don't actually know what I'm talking about so ignore me LOL