In a culture that valorizes speed above (almost) all else—“move fast and break things”—it’s a good idea to remind ourselves that sometimes, slowing down is the most effective shortcut. This is especially true when you’re in the process of exploring complex ideas, something that data science and machine learning professionals need to do on a more or less daily basis.
We’ve just marked the longest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, so we figured there’s no better time to celebrate some of our longest—and best-executed—deep dives. Whether they tackle a thorny theoretical concept or walk us through a cutting-edge tool or workflow, they are the kind of articles that require us to pause, think, and digest—and reward us with new and long-lasting insights. Happy reading!