TRACK: Modern Languages
Doing data science with Clojure: the ugly, the sad, the joyful
Having programmers do data science is terrible, if only everyone else were not even worse. The problem is of course tools. We seem to have settled on either: a bunch of disparate libraries thrown into a more or less agnostic IDE, or some point-and-click wonder which no matter how glossy, never seems to truly fit our domain once we get down to it. The dual lisp tradition of grow-your-own-language and grow-your-own-editor gives me hope there is a third way.