Data science in the cloud

Investment analysis with IPython and pandas

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Noah Gift

Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: February 21, 2013

Data Science is a growing specialization that can touch on many of the following topics: Cloud computing, big data, math, business theory, and computer science theory. A scripting language like Python is often a great choice for the typical cycle of prototyping to make sure the math of the problem works, then "productizing" the result to a distributed farm of cloud servers. This article presents some hands-on examples of investment analysis and statistical analysis using IPython and pandas.

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