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Python Data Analysis tools

We're pleased to welcome Peter Wang, the co-founder and President of Continuum Analytics, one of the newer providers of data-related solutions in Python including the Anaconda Python distribution.
From Peter:

I will talk about and demo some of the new tools they're building at Continuum, including our approach for big data and optimized Python computation, interactive web-based visualization, and collaborative data analytics on the cloud. I will also take questions about any aspect of the Python and PyData ecosystem, and am happy to discuss how Python fits in to the bigger picture and larger trends in big data and scientific computing.



6:30-7:00: Networking and mingling

7:00-8:30: Talk by Peter Wang, Continuum Analytics

8:30-9:00: Clean-up and proceed to Data Drinks


Data Drinks: One Lounge •[masked]th Street NW • Washington, DC 20009

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  • John T.

    I missed the talk at the last minute. Is there video available?

    July 18, 2013

    • Abhijit

      Sorry, we didn't video. I will get Peter's slides and post them

      July 18, 2013

  • nathan y.

    It was interesting to hear the Peter's perspective on where he thought the science of data needs to go - minimizing data copies, dealing with power per cycle limits, interactive visualization, open source, breaking down software silos. Would like to have seen some examples of work uising on Blaze and where Continuum fits now and in the future in the Data Science ecology.

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Kent

      No, it's an extension to NumPy as seen here­

      July 18, 2013

    • Kent

      I agree, the technical perspective was not one you hear on a regular basis. Too much of what I hear seems to be about how great all the big data stuff is, rarely do you hear there are valid solutions below that and what best fits.

      July 18, 2013

  • Bill B.

    Overall I thought it was a great presentation. I would have liked to hear more on Continuum, but I can get that information from the website.

    July 16, 2013

  • Kato M.

    Very informative,, a great Python tool!

    July 16, 2013

  • Eric L.

    I on the other hand really enjoyed the talk - I've never really been to a package-specific talk where I got much out, and "So this is what my code does, as you can see from this bit I'm waving the mouse around" is always the weakest point of a talk.

    I'd much rather hear about the kinds of things people like Peter and Continuum are thinking about the field.

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • Tommy J.

    Though the talk was higher level than expected, I enjoyed it. I think Peter gave a great historical perspective on data and systems design. I hope the slides will be made available.

    July 16, 2013

  • Chad R.

    I don't know that I really had any real takeaways from tonight's Meetup. I was really excited about it, but since a majority of the time was spent talking about abstract ideas and minor mentions of the Continuum Python distro & packages, I wasn't happy with it.

    July 16, 2013

  • Blunders

    Likely the most well rounded talk I've seen in personal in a long time. Good luck

    July 15, 2013

  • Robert D.

    Can't make it tonight, however if this is as the first talk from Peter, it will be awesome!

    July 15, 2013

    • Gu Z.

      Haven't seen you around. This was a really great presentation. Hope to see you at next meetup.

      July 15, 2013

  • Ryan M.

    Was on the wait list, but it's too last minute for me now. Hope someone else can attend and enjoy!

    July 15, 2013

  • TW

    Can you video record it?

    July 13, 2013

  • Kato M.

    Very interested.

    July 10, 2013

  • Randy R.

    Aargh! I'll be on vacation (which isn't so bad really, but I hate to miss this).

    July 10, 2013

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    July 10, 2013

  • Kradak T.

    I'm always interested in learning new things.

    July 6, 2013

  • Kent

    Looking forward to it.

    July 4, 2013

  • Randy R.

    Definitely interested, hoping the date fits my schedule.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    July 3, 2013

  • Jerome Y.

    My response is conditional on the date.

    July 3, 2013

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