The Best FREE Data Science Courses at Udemy
Udemy is a great place to learn how to be a Data Scientist. It's got courses on everything you need to learn - statistics, R and Python, Machine Learning, Data Visualisation and all sorts of other stuff.
Better still, it has frequent sales, so you'll often find courses that would cost thousands of dollars in a University for only 10 £/$/Euro.
By carefully choosing the courses that you need for your career you could learn all you need about Data Science (except the on-the-job experience, of course) for perhaps less than 100 £/$/Euro. That's simply stunning!
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What if you wanted to get started for free, though, just to see if these courses and teachers are any good?
Well, you're in luck. Many of the instructors offer free courses as a way of advertising themselves and introducing themselves to the world.
Most of these are fairly short courses, after all - you wouldn't expect them to give away such big, important courses for free would you? Well, actually, offering courses for free when they're brand new is how the instructors build their audience, so quite often you can find really big, in-depth courses for free.
Better still, once you've enrolled for a course, you get lifetime access to it, even when the course is updated and a price slapped on it!
One or two of you have asked me about some free Udemy Data Science courses, so I thought I might list some of the better ones.
I've categorised them so it should be easy for you to identify one that you might want to try out.
Ready? Well here goes...
Top FREE Data Science Courses at Udemy
Top FREE Statistics Courses at Udemy
Top FREE R Courses at Udemy
Top FREE Python Courses at Udemy
Top FREE Artificial Intelligence Courses at Udemy
Top FREE Data Visualisation Courses at Udemy
Some Other FREE Data-Related Courses at Udemy
There are loads of free Data Science courses at Udemy, not just the ones listed above. If none of these take your fancy, click through from any of the links and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find others that you might like.
If you find any other free Udemy courses, let me know - I'll add it to the list.
Also, if you find that any of these courses have moved to the paid platform, give me a shout and I'll remove them.
Most of the courses listed above are fairly short and are usually 'an introduction to...' If you're ready for something a bit meatier, then check out my series of posts about Data Science courses at Udemy. They're not free, but at typically 10-15 £/$/Euro in the sales (which they run very frequently), they're super value for money.
Check out the other posts in my Data Science Ninja series:
- Learn to be a Data Science Ninja - The Easy Way
If you're interested in learning more about the content in this blog post we've sought out the best blogs, books, video courses and other stuff from around the internet for you. Some may be free while others may not, and to help you decide we use the following ratings:
- FREE content
- costs less than 10 £/$/Euro
- costs less than 50 £/$/Euro
- costs less than 100 £/$/Euro
- costs more than 100 £/$/Euro
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Truth, Lies & Statistics
Pirates, cats, Mexican lemons and North Carolina lawyers. Cheese consumption, margarine and drowning by falling out of fishing boats. This book has got it all.
A roller coaster of a book in 8 witty chapters, this might just be the most entertaining statistics book you’ll read this year.
Graphs Don't Lie
Sarah Palin, abortions, global warming and Usain Bolt. The CEO of Apple, 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995, Fox News and 193%. This book has got scandals galore!
With 9 witty chapters taking you on a roller coaster tour of graphical lies, pictorial deceits and pie charts of mayhem, this might just be the most entertaining book about graphs you’ll read this year.
Videos & Video Courses
DataKleenr - all your data cleaned in minutes, not months
DataKleenr cleans and classifies your data - including outliers - as it is being uploaded. A few moments later, your data is analysis-ready!
DataKleenr is fast, simple and accurate, leaving you the time you need to do the really important parts of your job.
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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