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Think Like a Data Scientist: Tackle the data science process step-by-step by Brian Godsey

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Part 2. Building a product with software and statistics

The main object of any data science project is to produce something that helps solve problems and achieve goals. This might take the form of a software product, report, or set of insights or answers to important questions. The key tool sets for producing any of these are software and statistics.

Part 2 of this book begins with a chapter on developing a plan for achieving goals based on what you learned from the exploration and assessment covered in part 1. Then chapter 7 takes a detour into the field of statistics, introducing a wide variety of important concepts, tools, and methods, focusing on their principal capabilities and how they can help achieve project goals. Chapter 8 does the ...

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