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Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline

by Cathy O'Neil

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    Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python by Joel Grus (ccatalfo)
    ccatalfo: In a similar vein this book talks about the practice of data science from a down to earth perspective that newcomers to the field will feel welcomed by.
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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 that's so clouded in hype? This insightful book, based on Columbia University's 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 you're familiar with linear algebra, probability, and statistics, and have programming experience, this book is an ideal introduction to data science.… (more)

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