Data Science and Report Generation
The Wolfram Language has what you need to process data and publish professional reports.
Importing Data from Files
In order to do data science, you need data, and the Wolfram Language comes with many ways to easily access the data you need. The built-in Import function will import several hundred kinds of commonly used file formats.
It's also easy to import data into a Dataset object, a structured dataset based on a hierarchy of lists and associations. This makes it easy (and fast) to traverse large datasets.2. Import data as a Dataset.
Data-oriented formats such as CSV, TSV, XLS and XLSX will import as a Dataset. Specify "Dataset" as the second argument to Import.Import will automatically import most common file formats as a suitable expression:
Often, you'll want to extract a particular element from a dataset without having to import the whole dataset and then extract it. Using an additional parameter, the Import function can extract particular elements.
Importing Data from an API
The Wolfram Language makes it easy to connect to external services. In this example, data is accessed via an API about the location of bikeshares in London:
Analysis and Visualization
The Wolfram Language has thousands of built-in functions that allow you to focus on your project, not the technicalities of how specific actions are formed. While you can fully specify every detail, the default settings for the functions are designed to work the best in almost all cases, resulting in short, readable code, even for very complex tasks. In this example, bivariate data is automatically clustered with the FindClusters function.
High-level functions like FindDistribution can analyze your data and figure out which of over 35 distributions best fits your data using a variety of statistical methods.Generate data sampled from an exponential distribution:
You will often want to share a program with others, and the Wolfram Language makes it easy to turn your code into a standalone, interactive webpage. Using the CloudDeploy function, your code will be published to Wolfram Research servers and be made accessible to either everyone or to whomever you grant permission. In this example, an interactive program for recognizing an image of a molecule is turned into a public webpage.
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Go Further with Data Science
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