Back when I was working on my Doctorate in Geology, I started dabbling in coding – I learned a bit of R and a bit of Python. I had got my BSc in Paleontology with a work that relied massively on data analysis, and afterwards I had taught Data Analysis for Natural Sciences, relying mostly on Excel and on third-party software. It seemed like the right time to learn to code and develop my own software.
The thing went nowhere (meaning, my R and Python coding skills never saw an application), and I was told quite often…
I can’t see why a geologist should need to learn coding.
Now, interestingly enough – for me, at least – I had already been told similar things a number of times in my past. Let’s see…Continue reading