I just completed my annual computer “review”. During that period I revisit code written over the years in languages like SAS, R, Python and Ruby to see if and how it’s evolved over time. I may also re-learn something I’ve forgotten.

I adopted Python as a data programming language about twelve years ago on the recommendation of several colleagues, finally pulling the plug on my then-beloved Perl, making the investment in what I hoped would be a more scalable, agile development platform. Turns out to have been a good choice.

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