How to Work With Data
Bitly’s data chief, Hilary Mason, discusses how to work with data, from getting it, to exploring it, to interpreting it.
A while back, Hilary and Columbia mathematician Chris Wiggins wrote about this process, called it a taxonomy of data science, and gave a roughly chronological account of what one does with data: Obtain, Scrub, Explore, Model and iNterpret.
No, that’s not a typo, it’s part of an acronym: OSEMN, which rhymes with possum, which means you pronounce it “awesome”.
For more details, check their article. It offers code examples and tools and tricks to work through each of the steps above.