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Author Archives: Lassana Magassa

‘R’ You Ready to Analyze Big Data?

What is R? If you guessed, “a letter in the alphabet,” you’re only halfway right. The letter R also represents a programming language typically used by people to compile statistics as well as analyze or create visual representations of a data set. In many ways it is similar to products like Microsoft Excel, SPSS and STATA but free to download ... Read More »

Coding Librarians

Over the last few years many librarians have asked themselves, “What programming language should I learn first?” If you’re a librarian (or aspiring librarian) and you haven’t asked, you probably should! What’s at stake? Perhaps your job. Many information science professionals are expected to have some level programming knowledge. And yes, even for some non-technical jobs like librarians, archivists and catalogers. ... Read More »