I’;ve worked with programmers for 40 years.. Turn what you just said around. 90% of them are hacks. They copy code and customize it.

So, recently I started working in the area of data science. Same thing, 10% of the coders, most of whom happen to have advanced degrees in stats, are creative and smart. The rest download shit from CRAN and wire it together with some standard input and output routines.

They’re plumbers.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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