Learn the techniques and math you need to start making sense of your data
Need to turn programming skills into effective data science skills? This book helps you connect mathematics, programming, and business analysis. You'll feel confident asking—and answering—complex, sophisticated questions of your data, making abstract and raw statistics into actionable ideas.
Going through the data science pipeline, you'll clean and prepare data and learn effective data mining strategies and techniques to gain a comprehensive view of how the data science puzzle fits together. You'll learn fundamentals of computational mathematics and statistics and pseudo-code used by data scientists and analysts. You'll learn machine learning, discovering statistical models that help control and navigate even the densest datasets, and learn powerful visualizations that communicate what your data means.
If you are an aspiring data scientist who wants to take your first steps in data science, this book is for you. If you have the basic math skills but want to apply them in data science, or you have good programming skills but lack the necessary math, this book will also help you. Some knowledge of Python programming will also help.
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