Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline Rachel Schutt

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Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline  by  Rachel Schutt

Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline by Rachel Schutt
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Now that people are aware that data can make the difference in an election or a business model, data science as an occupation is gaining ground. But how can you get started working in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field thats so clouded in hype?MoreNow that people are aware that data can make the difference in an election or a business model, data science as an occupation is gaining ground.

But how can you get started working in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field thats so clouded in hype? This insightful book, based on Columbia Universitys Introduction to Data Science class, tells you what you need to know.In many of these chapter-long lectures, data scientists from companies such as Google, Microsoft, and eBay share new algorithms, methods, and models by presenting case studies and the code they use.

If youre familiar with linear algebra, probability, and statistics, and have programming experience, this book is an ideal introduction to data science.Topics include: Statistical inference, exploratory data analysis, and the data science process Algorithms Spam filters, Naive Bayes, and data wrangling Logistic regression Financial modeling Recommendation engines and causality Data visualization Social networks and data journalism Data engineering, MapReduce, Pregel, and HadoopDoing Data Science is collaboration between course instructor Rachel Schutt, Senior VP of Data Science at News Corp, and data science consultant Cathy ONeil, a senior data scientist at Johnson Research Labs, who attended and blogged about the course.



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