Doing Data Science

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A product of the 2012 course is the book Doing Data Science by Rachel Schutt and Cathy O’Neil. The book provides an overview of the 2012 course, and features guest data scientists who lectured in the course last year. Chapters focus on topics such as:

  • Machine learning and data mining algorithms
  • Statistical models and methods
  • Prediction vs. description
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Communication and visualization
  • Data processing
  • Big data
  • Programming
  • Ethics
  • Asking good questions

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