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Free Data Science eBooks - November 2016

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3 Free Data Science Books for November


This month, we have a couple of Data Science eBooks and one about programming in Python. They're all FREE, so there's no excuse not to get stuck in and improve your employability index...





An Introduction to Data Science

by Jeffrey Stanton

In this Introduction to Data Science eBook, a series of data problems of increasing complexity is used to illustrate the skills and capabilities needed by data scientists.

The open source data analysis program known as "R" and its graphical user interface companion "R-Studio" are used to work with real data examples to illustrate both the challenges of data science and some of the techniques used to address those challenges.

To the greatest extent possible, real datasets reflecting important contemporary issues are used as the basis of the discussions.


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by Annalyn Ng and Kenneth Soo

Numsense! is lovingly put together by two data science enthusiasts, Annalyn Ng (University of Cambridge) and Kenneth Soo (Stanford University), who wrote:

"We noticed that while data science is increasingly used to improve workplace decisions, many people know little about the field. Hence, we wrote these tutorials so that everyone and anyone can learn - be it an aspiring student or enterprising business professional".

Each tutorial covers the important functions and assumptions of a data science technique, without any maths or jargon. The book also illustrates these techniques with real-world data and examples.



Learn Python the Hard Way

by Zed A. Shaw

In Learn Python the Hard Way, Third Edition, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises.

Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run.

As you do, you'll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use.

Most importantly, you'll learn how to install a complete Python environment, organise and write code, basic coding constructs, game development and more.



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- FREE content
- costs less than 10 £/$/Euro
- costs less than 50 £/$/Euro
- costs less than 100 £/$/Euro
- costs more than 100 £/$/Euro


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Videos & Video Courses

Statistics for Data Science and Business Analysis

Statistics for Data Science and Business Analysis

4 hour Udemy Video Course delivered with animated videos. Perfect for beginners and will help get you started with basic statistical concepts

Statistics for Business Analytics A-Z

Statistics for Business Analytics A-Z

7 hour Udemy Video Course. Great for those needing a more business-oriented introduction to stats. Better still, the course even comes with homework. Yay!

Applied Statistical Modeling for Data Analysis in R

Applied Statistical Modeling for Data Analysis in R

9 hour Udemy Video Course. This is one of the top stats courses at Udemy and is a must-see for those that need to learn stats in R



CorrelViz - visualise all the correlations in your data in minutes

CorrelViz - visualise all the correlations in your data in minutes
CorrelViz is completely automated and gives you the Story of Your Data in minutes, with one click - saving you months of manual analysis and shed-loads of cash!
Analyse all your data, discover all the correlations you seek - and some you never even dreamed of...


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