This is the start of a new contest on Data Sci Guide in partnership with Manning Publications and WinVector, LLC, the authors’ consulting firm. Manning has offered for me to give away 3 copies of the print book (free ebook included with each) “Practical Data Science with R” by Nina Zumel and John Mount!
John told me that the book is not meant to introduce R to beginners, but instead to introduce using R for data science to people who already know some R.
So, here are the qualifications for entering the contest:
- You know at least the basics of programming in R already
- You are interested in using R for data science applications
- You are willing to write a short review of the book on DataSciGuide.com within 1-2 months of receiving it
To enter, you can either review any item on DataSciGuide, tweet about the contest, or tweet about DataSciGuide!
Use the “contest tweet” link at the bottom of this post to tweet – you can modify it, but be sure to include the #PracticalDataSciR hashtag. I will select a random tweet with the hashtag to win one of the books. For the second book, I will select a random reviewer from the list of people who post a review on DataSciGuide.com between today and Dec 12 (no social media requirement on that one, though sharing the content you reviewed with the twitter or facebook buttons on the content page is encouraged!). For the third, I’ll pick a tweet I like about Data Sci Guide. Make sure to follow @DataSciGuide and include the handle in your tweet so I see it!
The contest ends in just over 2 weeks, on December 12, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. I will choose one winner from those who tweet about the contest, one from those who tweet about @DataSciGuide, and one from those who write a review on DataSciGuide.com. Yes, you can enter all three ways! (Hint: your likelihood of winning is probably highest with the review since it’s easier to just tweet!)
International entrants are welcome, but only one of the winners can be outside the US, and the book may take 2-3 weeks to arrive. Please comment below or tweet @DataSciGuide with any questions!
Thanks to Candace at Manning Publishing for working with us on this contest. Good luck!
Click here to tweet with the #PracticalDataSciR hashtag!