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Analytics Dispatch 11/15/2021

Why machine learning hates vegetables

NEW FROM MODE
Python Data Visualization Libraries for Business Analytics
While many of these libraries are intensely focused on accomplishing a specific task, some can be used no matter what your field. - Mode Blog

DID YOU HEAR?
What Data Folk Were Saying About Zillow
In early November, Zillow announced it was winding down its iBuying business because of massive losses. This prompted many discussions on Twitter about the data science team’s role in iBuying’s failure and what machine learning is good and not good for in the industry. - Counting Stuff

CLEAN YOUR PLATE
Why Machine Learning Hates Vegetables
Also inspired by the Zillow discussion, this post details a bad use case for machine learning: automated dietary advice. - Emily Riederer

STEP AWAY FROM THE CLUSTER
From Data Engineer to SysAdmin: Put Down the K8s Cluster, Your Pipelines Can Run Without It
“I’ve been operating Kubernetes... in a data engineering team for almost three years now, and I’d be wary of using it if I had the choice in the future.” - Jonathon Belotti

MEASURING THE UNMEASURABLE
A Method for Measuring Analytical Work
Our only job should be to make people more decisive. - benn.substack

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