Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Data Collection, Cleaning, and Preprocessing

Thank you for purchasing this book and welcome to a journal of exploration and excitement! Whether you are already a data scientist, preparing for an interview, or just starting learning, this book will serve you well as a companion. You may already be familiar with common Python toolkits and have followed trending tutorials online. However, there is a lack of a systematic approach to the statistical side of data science. This book is designed and written to close this gap for you.

As the first chapter in the book, we start with the very first step of a data science project: collecting, cleaning data, and performing some initial preprocessing. It is like preparing fish ...

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