How to Learn Data Science (2)

Given the newness and breadth of the field, it can be tough to make sense of and get going in data science. This plus the previous post is my attempt to organize and summarize the effective learning resources I’ve found thus far. So. After MOOCs and Blogs, we get to more intense forms of self-learning…

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How to Learn Data Science (1)

As I wrote in my introductory post, I’ve been learning how to do data science (specifically) for the past five months, building on ten years of formal training in physics and math. Although I’m certainly no expert, I’ve found many online resources and habits to be useful in this endeavor. Here’s an overview:

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What Is Data Science?

If I’m to write about becoming a data scientist, I should first define what I mean by data science. A simple Google search yields over one billion results… so I’ll do my best to summarize. (This is easier said than done, of course, since the concept has been around and evolved considerably since the 1970s, and a generally-accepted definition does not appear to exist.)

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Hello, World

Hi, I’m Burton. Welcome to my blog!

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