The Essence of Data Science

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There is a popular belief amidst data enthusiasts that data science is about the tool. While being a data scientist involves knowledge of the tools, that is not all that there is to it.

The data science community is slowly becoming a tool-centered one rather than value-centered. Tool centered because we are more concerned with the sophistication of a tool used in data science that we forget the tool is a means towards driving value.

There is a delicate balance that must be maintained such that, as data enthusiasts learn a tool, they must also understand the tool is what helps drive value i.e …


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Functions are a great way for you to make recurrent processes easiser in scripting languages. They make it easy for you to divide codes into useful blocks, readable and time saving. Understanding the basic aesthetics of functions will be a great building block to help you understand how much more complex functions work.

This brief article has been carefully put together, to help you understand how functions work using very basic procedures. By the end of this article, you will understand why you need functions and how to write basic functions.

Writing Functions

You can pass data known as parameters into a function and the function can return data as a result. To define/build a function, you use the keyword…


Twitter Analytics Report by The Future of Work (First published Nov 19, 2019)

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As the nation prepared for the much-awaited Kogi elections, the trends that the voting process threw up online were worthy of analysis. It was clearly going to be a fierce contest amongst key rivals.

This analytics report was carried out in 2019 for the 2019 kogi elections. For an in-depth analysis, The Future of Work Africa collected data from November 15th 2019- November 17th 2019 using the hashtags #KogiDecides and #KogiDecides2019.

A total of 172,728 tweets were collected altogether. Breaking this down, we had 129,788 retweets from 44,893 unique handles. That’s a whole lot of handles considering the Nigerian twitter population and the fact that it was a state election. …

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