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Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies by Jason Williamson

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Chapter 17

Ten Free Data Science Tools and Applications

In This Chapter

arrow Getting creative with free R packages for data visualization

arrow Using open-source tools for scraping, collecting, and handling your data

arrow Analyzing your data with free open source tools

arrow Having fun with visualizations in other open-source applications

Visualizations are a vitally important part of the data scientist’s toolkit. With them, you can leverage the brain’s capacity to quickly absorb visual information. Because data visualizations are a very effective means of communicating data insights, many tool and application developers work hard to ensure that the platforms they design are simple enough for even beginners to use. An application that is simple enough to be useful to a beginner can sometimes be useful to more advanced data scientists, but other times data science experts simply need more technical tools to help them delve deeper into datasets.

In this chapter, I present ten free web-based applications that you can use to do more advanced data science tasks. You ...

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