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discussion on how we can use statistical methods to measure and improve the efficacy of http://freeCodeCamp.com
@Simmonds14 I think @mcbarlowe is planning to use R for a purpose, but I personally suggest Python for your case because scipy/numpy were designed having Matlab in mind, the same way pandas had R. That could help you in the transition (besides some important gotchas).
Anyway: I think @mcbarlowe could give you some idea of his experience.
Matlab is a really good language, by the way. Hard to find people programming on it because it is not open source, but really good. More for numerical modelling and simulation. I really really liked it.
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@evaristoc thanks for your advice, going to look into python, my lecturer uses matlab, correct me if I’m wrong but I think the languages are quite similar across?
@mcbarlowe I’m in the middle of finishing my master dissertation on a comparison of tennis formats, looking to set a project to do for after Jan. what kind of output can you get for in a sports sense? (If that question makes sense). Thanks for your advice, python looks like the way forward!
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