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Data Science Productivity Platform

Tristan Zajonc, cofounder of Sense Platform, gave a recent thought-provoking talk at Data Driven NYC. He spoke about the future of data science productivity. According to Tristan:

In the next 2 or 3 years, everybody doing data science should be using a data science productivity platform…a cloud-based data science platform.

In addition to the productivity platforms, the power methods will see some improvements. Here are 2 that Tristan mentions:

  1. Probabilistic Programming – matching of computer science and Bayesian statistics
  2. Deep Reinforcement Learning – making optimal decisions via deep learning

It is an exciting time for data science. I think the next few years will see much better productivity tools, workflows, and platforms. More on that in an upcoming blog post.

The other videos from Data Driven NYC are also available on Youtube.

Using Python to Collect data from the Twitter API

Sense Create Twitter Data

Have you ever wished you could create your own dataset from the vast data available from Twitter?

Well, wish no longer. I used the Sense Platform to Create a Dataset of Users from the Twitter API. Feel free to use this example to create your own datasets. The next great thing about Sense is: You can not only collect your data with Sense, but you can also use R or python to do your data analysis. The analysis will have to wait for another day.

Last week, I blogged about Sense: Data Science Platform of the Future. It is an excellent tool for running your data science analysis.

Sense: Data Science Platform of the Future


I have been lucky enough to get early access to Sense, a new data science startup. They are building the “data science platform” of the future. They provide the ability to edit and run all your R, Python, and Javascript code right in your browser.

So far, I am extremely impressed. I love having the ability to do my data analysis in the browser of a chromebook. Here is just a partial list of the features:

  • A useful profile page for showing off current and completed work
  • Public and Private projects
  • Support for Python, R, and Javascript (more to come, there is an Engine API if you would like to add a language)
  • Support for private environment variables
  • Follow Other Projects
  • Collaboration with others on a data project
  • And more, and even more to come

I have built a quick sample that displays some of the features of Sense. Sense – Data Science Platform of the Future.

Note: A few weeks ago, I chatted with Tristan (one of the cofounders of Sense) and he assured me that big news and more features are coming soon. So, stay tuned!