Category Archives : Book Review

Reviews of Books and Research Papers

Book Review(s): Writing Quality Code

Summary: Clean Code is a clear guide to writing better software which can be applied to data mining and SQL queries. The Pragmatic Programmer is a more detailed but slightly more antiquated book. Code Complete is a massive tome full of specific guidance.

Clean Code and The Pragmatic Programmer Book Covers

Book Review: Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

I’ve had this book on my (digital) shelf for a long time.  It’s an intimidating tome.  It’s big and broad.  However, it’s not exactly what I was expecting.  As the book title explains, the main focus is data analysis.  Not necessarily statistical or data mining analysis.  Instead, chapters one through eleven are focused on plotting, mathematical […]

Density and CDF Plots from Iris Data Set