Introducing Data Science

Book description

Introducing Data Science teaches you how to accomplish the fundamental tasks that occupy data scientists. Using the Python language and common Python libraries, you'll experience firsthand the challenges of dealing with data at scale and gain a solid foundation in data science.

About the Technology

Many companies need developers with data science skills to work on projects ranging from social media marketing to machine learning. Discovering what you need to learn to begin a career as a data scientist can seem bewildering. This book is designed to help you get started.

About the Book

Introducing Data Science explains vital data science concepts and teaches you how to accomplish the fundamental tasks that occupy data scientists. You'll explore data visualization, graph databases, the use of NoSQL, and the data science process. You'll use the Python language and common Python libraries as you experience firsthand the challenges of dealing with data at scale. Discover how Python allows you to gain insights from data sets so big that they need to be stored on multiple machines, or from data moving so quickly that no single machine can handle it. This book gives you hands-on experience with the most popular Python data science libraries, Scikit-learn and StatsModels. After reading this book, you'll have the solid foundation you need to start a career in data science.

What's Inside
  • Handling large data
  • Introduction to machine learning
  • Using Python to work with data
  • Writing data science algorithms

About the Reader

This book assumes you're comfortable reading code in Python or a similar language, such as C, Ruby, or JavaScript. No prior experience with data science is required.

About the Authors

Davy Cielen, Arno D. B. Meysman, and Mohamed Ali are the founders and managing partners of Optimately and Maiton, where they focus on developing data science projects and solutions in various sectors.

Read this book if you want to get a quick overview of data science, with lots of examples to get you started!
- Alvin Raj, Oracle

The map that will help you navigate the data science oceans.
- Marius Butuc, Shopify

Covers the processes involved in data science from end to end… A complete overview.
- Heather Campbell, Kainos

A must-read for anyone who wants to get into the data science world.
- Hector Cuesta, Big Data Bootcamp

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Product information

  • Title: Introducing Data Science
  • Author(s): Arno Meysman, Davy Cielen, Mohamed Ali
  • Release date: May 2016
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781633430037