This exercise explained some important ways that programming is applied in the data science process.
In what other ways is programming important in data science?
Programming gives us the ability to write algorithms to solve specific problems and perform complex calculations with large amounts of data. By utilizing the power of computer processing, these programs can run almost instantaneously even on huge datasets.
Furthermore, programming is necessary to complete many tasks including cleaning our data, evaluating the results of experiments, and graphing the data in ways that are presentable.