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Ista is a data scientist at the Harvard Business School and an Arch Linux user since 2010. His areas of expertise include visualization, statistical modeling, and data manipulation and management. Ista has expertise in statistical programs including R, Stata, SPSS, and Mplus, as well as experience with general-purpose programing languages including Python, Javascript, and Haskell. He maintains a handful of packages (mostly python) on the AUR and occasionally contributes to the Arch Linux Wiki.