The Package Management Prime Directive

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This is the first in a short series of blogs on package management.
Registration for our webinar on Managing Packages for Open-Source Data Science on February 17 is now open.
Absolutely essential, easy to forget if they’re there when you need them, and utterly debilitating when they’re not there, open source packages in R and Python are the pantry items in the metaphorical kitchen turning out serious data science.