Recommended Resources for Beginners

I know there are many people starting out in data science who just don’t know where to start in the huge variety of topics under the umbrella of data science. You may be one of those beginners, wanting to participate in the Summer of Data Science #SoDS17, and not knowing what goals to even set. One suggestion to get started learning if you’re starting from scratch is to pick a … Continue Reading

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T-Shirt Giveaway Time on DataSciGuide!

For every 25 of the next 100 reviews posted here on DataSciGuide, I’ll do a drawing for one of the reviewers to win a “Becoming a Data Scientist” T-Shirt! (there are multiple styles and colors at the link – winner’s choice!) And I’ll pick winners “with replacement” from the same growing pool of reviewers each time, so the first 25 reviews submitted will have the highest chance of winning! (You … Continue Reading

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New DataSciGuide Content Jan-March 2017

Thanks to your support on Patreon (THANKS!!), I have been able to hire help to get this site kickin’ again! Below is all of the content that has been added so far in 2017, mostly due to the efforts of Sophia and Stephanie (THANKS!!). If you have used any of this content, please add your reviews! (If you want to search & browse all content, use the “All Content” page) … Continue Reading

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Data Sci Guide Content Added Dec 2015 – Dec 2016

This is what was added to DataSciGuide in 2016 (when I was transitioning to a new job and took a long hiatus from updates here): But, I’m about to post another update with a bunch of new stuff, thanks to my new assistants, so keep an eye out for that! If you have used any of this content before, please rate it! Here’s the link to sign up for an account: http://datasciguide.com/wp-login.php?action=register … Continue Reading

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10 Data Scientist Holiday Gift Ideas

Don’t know what gifts to buy for that hard-to-shop-for data scientist in your life? Here are 10 ideas to help you shop!   1) External Hard Drive to back up those big datasets   2) Programmable Wifi Coffee Pot to optimize brew frequency in order to stay awake during analysis/coding marathons   3) Beer Tote for when it’s time to step away while that model is running and get some … Continue Reading

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Data Sci Guide Content Added Since Nov 16

This is what has been added to DataSciGuide since 11/16/15: If you have used any of this content before, please rate it! Here’s the link to sign up for an account: http://datasciguide.com/wp-login.php?action=register Here’s the RSS feed for this update blog: http://www.datasciguide.com/feed/ And if you really want it, here’s the RSS feed with every piece of content as it gets added: http://www.datasciguide.com/feed/?post_type=content

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3 ways to win “Practical Data Science with R”!

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 … Continue Reading

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DataSciGuide Content Added Since October 28

This is what has been added to DataSciGuide since 10/28/15: If you have used any of this content before, please rate it! Here’s the link to sign up for an account: http://datasciguide.com/wp-login.php?action=register Here’s the RSS feed for this update blog: http://www.datasciguide.com/feed/ And if you really want it, here’s the RSS feed with every piece of content as it gets added: http://www.datasciguide.com/feed/?post_type=content

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Considering Adding a “How To” Section of DataSciGuide

I’m considering adding a “How To” section of the DataSciGuide Data Science Learning Directory. Below is an example of the simplest type of post that would be included. Would adding a section of the site for posts like this be useful to you? Let me know in the comments or on twitter! —————— How to: Import a CSV file for Analysis   With Python Use the CSV module to import … Continue Reading

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DataSciGuide Content Added Since Oct 21

This is what has been added to DataSciGuide since 10/21/15: Special thanks to my friend Sarah for helping me enter most of these items! If you have used any of this content before, please rate it! Here’s the link to sign up for an account: http://datasciguide.com/wp-login.php?action=register Here’s the RSS feed for this update blog: http://www.datasciguide.com/feed/ And if you really want it, here’s the RSS feed with every piece of content as it … Continue Reading

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