Chapter 2 Data Access

Data science, and its enabling technology machine learning, is all about data—making predictions about future events using vast amounts of data to train predictive algorithms and also sifting through data stores to detect patterns that are of strategic value to the organization. So naturally, an important part of the machine learning process is accessing data content from disparate sources that is pertinent to the problem being solved. Many machine learning and data analysis discussions make the assumption that you already have a clean data set ready, waiting for you to apply exploratory data analysis techniques ...

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