Using Julia As A ‘Glue’ Language

While much of the focus in the Julia community has been on the performance aspects of Julia relative to other scientific computing languages, Julia is also perfectly suited to 'glue' together multiple data sources/languages. In this blog post, I will … [Continue reading]

Five Hard-Won Lessons Using Hive

I've been spending a ton of time lately on the data engineering side of 'data science', so I've been writing a lot of Hive queries. Hive is a great tool for querying large amounts of data, without having to know very much about the underpinnings of … [Continue reading]

Building JSON in R: Three Methods

When I set out to build RSiteCatalyst, I had a few major goals: learn R, build a CRAN-worthy package and learn the Adobe Analytics API. As I reflect back on how the package has evolved over the past two years and what I've learned, I think my … [Continue reading]