Being new to AL/ML, the first thing I have noticed is there is little focus on working with data, but when I talk to seasoned data scientist its where they spend the bulk of their time.

All the training I have seen and worked through has always used pre-formated datasets, so of course, when I started my first real-world project and had to work with raw data I was struggling to get it formatted correctly and optimally.

Most software engineers I show these datasets to are completely unfamiliar with their structure and how to use them.

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