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    DescriptionWelcome to data science's dirty secret: real-world data is messy. Data scientists must spend a good deal of time playing software developer, writing code to clean up data before they can actually do anything constructive with it. It's a necessary evil, but you can still make the most of it. This practical book walks you through several real-world examples to demonstrate the theory and practice behind working with and cleaning up dirty data. No one tool solves all of the problems well. Wise data scientists learn many tools and learn where each one shines. To that end, this book takes a polyglot approach: most examples will involve R and Python, but expect the occasional smattering of Groovy and sed/awk fun.


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    Title
    Bad Data Handbook
    Subtitle
    Cleaning Up the Data So You Can Get Back to Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Q. Ethan McCallum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 426 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781449321888
    ISBN 10: 1449321887
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16320
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    LC classification: QA
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    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    Abridged Dewey: 005
    BISAC V2.8: COM052000
    Ingram Subject Code: XD
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM021000
    DC22: 005.72
    B&T General Subject: 228
    BISAC V2.8: COM018000
    B&T Approval Code: A93662420
    BIC subject category V2: UNA
    DC23: 005.7
    Thema V1.0: UNA
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Imprint name
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Publication date
    01 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Sebastopol
    Author Information
    Q Ethan McCallum is a consultant, writer, and technology enthusiast, though perhaps not in that order. His work has appeared online on The O'Reilly Network and Java.net, and also in print publications such as C/C++ Users Journal, Doctor Dobb's Journal, and Linux Magazine. In his professional roles, he helps companies to make smart decisions about data and technology.