R, Excel and Data in the PDX

R, Excel and Data in the PDX

Last year I wrote a blogpost describing Excel as the Dennis Rodman of business intelligence tools. In the blogpost I described events where data management and data scientists got together, and Excel skill was welcomed in a very odd way. Like the NBA player, Hall of...

Microsoft & The Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) The whole world had one language and common speech. As people migrated eastward, they settled in the land of Shinar. People there sought to make bricks and mortar to build a city with a tower that reaches into the heavens, to make a...

The Best Dump Is A Data Dump: Get At It!

LEARN TO LOVE YOUR DATA DUMPS I am hearing more and more that people don’t know what’s in their data, what to ask of their data, especially “how do I get at what I do know I’m looking for?” Here’s a story: THE INFORMATION IS THERE,...