Andrew Tait
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Andrew Tait

Andrew Tait is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Decision Mechanics, a software and consulting firm specializing in the creative use of technology to improve organizational decision-making. He has designed commercial, off-the-shelf, solutions for strategic planning, performance improvement, and conflict management. His work in this area has led to numerous consulting and training relationships with major commercial and government organizations. Andrew has taught for Learning Tree International since 2010 and specializes in the Big Data, .NET, Mobile & Web Development curriculums

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In recent years’ evidence has been mounting that points to a crisis in the reproducible results of scientific research. Reviews of papers in the fields of psychology and cancer biology found that only 40% and 10%, respectively, of the results, could be reproduced. Nature published the results of a survey of

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R is ubiquitous in the machine learning community. Its ecosystem of more than 8,000 packages makes it the Swiss Army knife of modeling applications. Similarly, Apache Spark has rapidly become the big data platform of choice for data scientists. Its ability to perform calculations relatively quickly (due to features like in-memory

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