The taxonomy of food

TAKE OUT TAXONOMY
How Grubhub Analyzed 4,000 Dishes to Predict Your next Order
Grubhub had 14 million menu items and the only thing they had in common was that sometimes people ate them. Here’s how their data team built their own taxonomy of food. - Wired

IGNORE AT YOUR OWN PERIL
Qualitative before Quantitative: How Qualitative Methods Support Better Data Science
“Have you ever been embarrassed by the first iteration of one of your machine learning projects, where you didn’t include obvious and important features? In the practical hustle and bustle of trying to build models, we can often forget about the observation step in the scientific method and jump straight to hypothesis testing.” - Indeed Data Science

THE TABLES HAVE TURNED
How to get data in the right format with pivot tables
In addition to showing you how to create a pivot table, this post does a great job of explaining why and when you’d want to use long and wide formats. - Uncharted

SUPER META
Exploring The Structure and Dependencies of An R Package
pkgnet is an R library designed for the analysis of… R libraries! With a graph representation of a package and its dependencies, you can prioritize functions to unit test and examine recursive dependencies you take on by using a given package. - UptakeOpenSource

TRACK THE TWEETS
7 R Data Science Influencers to Follow
Whether you’re new to the R community, or you’re already an active package-creator or analyst, listening in on R Twitter conversations is great way to stay up to speed. - Mode

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