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Wandering Through Your Data With Open Source Tools

If you're like me you find yourself wandering around inside your data on a regular basis. Most of the cool pattern matching and machine learning systems I've worked on started out from ideas gleaned from some kind of casual, goal-less exploration of raw data. Tools are key here; they should be like a good teacher. They should remove arbitrary obstacles, not add them, and encourage you to go forward.

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