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Boffins at MIT have proposed a GitHub-style collaborative platform to speed up one of the first, most challenging stages of data analysis. When faced with a large dataset, scientists need to first identify the features – individual measurable characteristics – of the variables. It's crucial the chosen features are good …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    Looks like fun

    This should prove useful just as design patterns have helped with developing software. It should also reduce mistakes in selecting characteristics* of interest before feeding the beasts.

    * - Must we constantly change the nomenclature. This is my bloody (and it was often that metaphorically speaking) field! After I left the Navy, having spent a lot of time in modeling and analysis work which wasn't even my primary job. For decades we've talked about characteristics of the data collected and characterizing the data. Sheesh! /rant

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    Oh, I thought finding the dependent variables was what scientists did as, well, science.

    obviously not.

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