A Practical Introduction to Data Science with Python
Data science underlies Amazon’s product recommender, LinkedIn’s People You Know feature, Pandora’s personalized radio stations, Stripe’s fraud detectors, and the incredible insights arising from the world’s increasingly ubiquitous sensors. In the future, the world’s most interesting and impactful problems will be solved with data science. But right now, there’s a shortage of data scientists in every industry, traditional schools can’t teach students fast enough, and much of the knowledge data scientists need remains trapped in large tech companies.
This comprehensive, practical tutorial is the solution. Drawing on his experience building Zipfian Academy’s immersive 12-week data science training program, Jonathan Dinu brings together all you need to teach yourself data science, and successfully enter the profession.
First, Dinu helps you internalize the data science ‘mindset’: that virtually anything can be quantified, and once you have data, you can harvest amazing insights through statistical analysis and machine learning. He illuminates data science as it really is: a holistic, interdisciplinary process that encompasses the collection, processing, and communication of data: all that data scientists do, say, and believe.