Bringing the Tidyverse to Python with Siuba

Last January I left my job to spend a year developing siuba, a python port of dplyr. At its core, this decision was driven by a decade of watching python and R users produce similar analyses, but in very different ways.

Bringing the Tidyverse to Python with Siuba

January 21, 2021

Last January I left my job to spend a year developing siuba, a python port of dplyr. At its core, this decision was driven by a decade of watching python and R users produce similar analyses, but in very different ways.

In this talk, I'll discuss 3 ways siuba enables R users to transfer their hard-earned programming knowledge to python: (1) leveraging the power of dplyr syntax, (2) options to generate SQL code, and (3) working with the plotnine plotting library.

Looking back, I'll consider two critical pieces that have helped me develop siuba: using it to livecode TidyTuesday analyses, and building an interactive tutorial for absolute beginners.

Additional Videos

Michael Chow and Sean Lopp Q&A 1

Michael Chow and Sean Lopp Q&A 2


About the speaker

Michael Chow

Michael Chow is a data scientist and learning researcher. He serves as a co-director at Code for Philly. In past lives, he worked on adaptive assessment tools in ed tech, and received a PhD in cognitive psychology from Princeton University.