Meeting Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is a powerful tool and, thankfully, learning how to use it is quite straightforward. This book is obviously focused on coding and data science, and so will be this introductory guide, but keep in mind that Stack Overflow can help you solve matters from practically any field of knowledge— cooking, grammar, literature, job interviews, chemistry... the list goes on and on. 

There are basically three ways you can use Stack Overflow:

  • You ask others for help—queries you may have or things that are troubling you
  • You help others by solving their problems—answer their queries or overcome their bugs
  • Seek a job

This book has a clear goal to teach practical machine learning with R; the next tips will be more directly ...

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