Microsoft aims to take the work out of data wrangling with coming ‘Pendleton’ tool

Microsoft is testing privately a tool for data scientists for data preparation and cleaning that is codenamed “Pendleton.”

With its growing emphasis on all things AI — coupled with its history as a tool vendor — it’s not surprising that Microsoft is working on tools not just for traditional programmers, but also data scientists. According to a Microsoft Research presentation from earlier this year, data scientists currently spend 80 percent of their time extracting and cleaning data — AKA “data wrangling.” Microsoft wants to fix this.

Author: Mary Jo Foley


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