Python tools for data science

Until now, we've been using the term data mining when referring to problems and techniques that we're going to apply throughout this book. The title of this section, in fact, mentions the term data science. The use of this term has exploded in the recent years, especially in business environments, while many academics and journalists have also criticized its use as a buzzword. Meanwhile, other academic institutions started offering courses on data science, and many books and articles have been published on the subject. Rather than having a strong opinion on where we should draw the border between different disciplines, we limit ourselves to observe how, nowadays, there is a general interest in multiple fields, including ...

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