How Python Became the Language of Choice for Data Science

Nowadays Python is probably the programming language of choice (besides R) for data scientists for prototyping, visualization, and running data analyses on small and medium sized data sets. And rightly so, I think, given the large number of available tools (just look at the list at the top of this article). However, it wasn’t always … Continue reading How Python Became the Language of Choice for Data Science

AI’s Road to the Mainstream – 20 Years of Machine Learning

When I enrolled in Computer Science in 1995, Data Science didn’t exist yet, but a lot of the algorithms we are still using already did. And this is not just because of the return of the neural networks, but also because probably not that much has fundamentally changed since back then. At least it feels … Continue reading AI’s Road to the Mainstream – 20 Years of Machine Learning

What is hardcore data science-in practice

This post has originally been published on the O'Reilly blog. It is based on a talk I gave at Strata in London 2016. Reprinted with permission. Data science has become widely accepted across a broad range of industries in the past few years. Originally more of a research topic, data science has early roots in … Continue reading What is hardcore data science-in practice