I am reading a great book called Data Science at the Command line
The author Jeroen Janssens has a workshop in London on Data Science at the command line which I am attending
Here is a brief outline of some of the reasons why I like this approach ..
I have always liked the Command line .. from my days of starting with Unix machines. I must be one of the few people to actually want a command line mobile phone!
using tools such as json2csv , tapkee dimensionality reduction library and Rio (created by the author). Rio loads CSVs into R as a data.frame, executes given commands and gets the output as CSV or PNG )run_experiment - a SciKit-Learn command-line utility for running a series of learners on datasets specified in a configuration file.tools like topwords.R
I recommend both the book and the workshop.