Eclipse and the World of Data Science
Data Science is an emerging field at the cross-roads of computer science, statistics and mathematics. Whereas Eclipse as an eco-system has traditionally served the developer community, the central position of hacking skills in the data science world and the abundance of Eclipse tooling for languages that are popular for data science make it an ideal platform to build tools for data scientists.
In this talk we will review the strengths of Eclipse in this respect and identify the areas where additional initiative is needed to bring Eclipse into pole position. Next, we will demonstrate StatET (Eclipse Tools for Statistics) as well as other tools that were developed by Open Analytics to fill certain of these gaps and bundled as Architect, an open source IDE for data science.
The talk will end on a discussion of how the Science Working Group initiative at Eclipse can fit in a strategy towards joint initiatives in the data science arena.