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Think Like a Data Scientist: the guide to surviving and thriving in data science


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It's not enough to be a Data Scientist, one has to THINK like one! Think Like a Data Scientist combines analytic, programming, and business perspectives in a step-by-step approach to understanding the field of data science.

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Think Like a Data Scientist: the guide to surviving and thriving in data science

  1. 1. Wrap your mind around Data Science Think Like a Data Scientist by Brian Godsey A new title from Save 42% with code ssgodsey.
  2. 2. So you're telling me that there's more to data science than using a bunch of statistical and software tools to work with raw data? Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.
  3. 3. Tools are only part of the picture -- Data Science is much more.
  4. 4. In addition to being a set of tools, Data Science is also a set of processes and concepts that act as a guide for making decisions and progress within a data-centric project. Think Like a Data Scientist focuses on how these methods and tools relate to one another, and how they can be used in concert.
  5. 5. I'm a developer and I work with data. Can I call myself a data scientist?
  6. 6. Developers and data scientists share many skills, and overlap professionally to a large degree. However, unlike developers, data scientists work with systems that are uncertain, unknown, or are not well-defined at the start. In short, data scientists often deal in probabilities – not absolutes. No, the way developers and data scientists work with data differs.
  7. 7. Awareness is the secret weapon of the successful data scientist. Think Like a Data Scientist demonstrates why comfort with uncertainty willingness to re-evaluate plans as events unfold and awareness are essential data scientist skills. A data scientist needs to be aware of all factors in order to anticipate how and when (not if) things will go south.
  8. 8. Learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced data scientist and developer. Get intimately acquainted with the field of Data Science and some of the best practices in the field. Concepts are explained in detail before you dive into practical, informative examples and immediately put your newly-learned skills to use.
  9. 9. Find out what Data Science is really all about. Think Like a Data Scientist will help illuminate your understanding of the field whether you’re already an experienced data scientist, a developer, a statistician, or someone who works with data scientists and wants to better understand what they do.
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