[Link] Data Science as an atomic habit – Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett has practical ideas for anyone interested in a data science career, inspired from James Clear’s book  Atomic Habits.

So what would an atomic habit for becoming a data scientist look like? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Open RStudio and type “Good morning, R” into the console. That’s it. Seriously.
  2. Write code for 5 minutes
  3. Use one new function. Reading the help page counts.
  4. Make a single commit on git.

Stacking these habits might look something like: “Every morning after I make coffee, I’ll write code for five minutes.”