Learn Computer Science For Data Science

Many aspects of computer science are fundamental to data science. A good data scientist has to be able to transform/extract/manipulate lots of data. Computer programming is the main technique for such operations. Here are numerous resources to help you learn the fundamentals of computer science. Online Computer Science Courses: Introductory Level If you are not … Continue reading Learn Computer Science For Data Science

Learn Statistics For Data Science

Statistics is an important component of data science. Thus, it would be nice to have some resources available. Learn Statistics For Free Online Well, here is a list of free statistics resources available online. All of these are fairly introductory, but I am guessing more advanced topics will be coming from these same organizations. Khan … Continue reading Learn Statistics For Data Science

Learn Math for Data Science

Math is one of the key building blocks of data science. While you cannot do a lot of data science with just calculus and linear algebra, both topics are essential for more advanced topics in data science such as machine learning, algorithms, and advanced statistics. Here are some freely available resources for learning both topics. … Continue reading Learn Math for Data Science

Visually becomes a Social Network

Visual.ly recently announced the transition to a social network for data visualizations. Visual.ly aims to be the site for infographic designers. The site now has better profiles, an activity timeline, and more metrics about each infographic plus the ability to follow users. The new features are in preparation for a marketplace to be launched later … Continue reading Visually becomes a Social Network

Resistance to Making Decisions based upon Data

It is no surprise that I enjoy talking about data science and using data to make better decisions. Unfortunately, everyone is not as excited about data as I am. I occasionally face some resistance. One of the most common arguments goes something like this: Why would I put in the extra work to find data … Continue reading Resistance to Making Decisions based upon Data

Coursera Launches Data Analysis Classes

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, Coursera added 12 new universities and over 100 new courses. The exciting part for people learning data science is a new category of courses: Statistics, Data Analysis, and Scientific Computing. None of the courses have started yet. Most are scheduled for this fall or early 2013. The courses … Continue reading Coursera Launches Data Analysis Classes