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A Simple Introduction to Data Science | [Lars Nielsen, Noreen Burlingame]

A Simple Introduction to Data Science

Lars Nielsen and Noreen Burlingame provide a brief, understandable, user-friendly guide to all aspects of Data Science. The authors address the various skills required, the key steps in the Data Science process, software technology related to the effective practice of Data Science, and the best rising academic programs for training in the field.
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Lars Nielsen and Noreen Burlingame provide a brief, understandable, user-friendly guide to all aspects of Data Science. The authors address the various skills required, the key steps in the Data Science process, software technology related to the effective practice of Data Science, and the best rising academic programs for training in the field.

Contents: Data Science Summarized * What is Big Data * Hadoop * Data Management * Data Cleaning * Data Modeling for Unstructured Data * Predictive Analysis * Creativity and Intuition (or Posing the Right Question, at the Right Time, for the Right Data) * Data Visualization (or Telling the Story) * Cassandra * Academic Programs

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    Jeanne D'Arcy Roanoke, VA 11-09-14
    Jeanne D'Arcy Roanoke, VA 11-09-14

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    "Remarkably clear introduction to a complex subject"
    Where does A Simple Introduction to Data Science rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best in both content and production.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Simple Introduction to Data Science?

    Not a narrative story so really does not have "moments." Good information overall.


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    Resonant, easy-to-listen-to voice with excellent delivery.


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    A damn good "first" book regarding an important area for professionals to be aware of, and exploit.

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    James Dugan 11-09-14
    James Dugan 11-09-14

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    "Excellent "gateway drug" for the layman"

    I found this book to be a profoundly enlightening and clear explanation re: the rudiments of data science - its techniques, benefits and potential pitfalls. Highly recommended.

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    William Reston Boston, MA 04-13-15
    William Reston Boston, MA 04-13-15

    (like the soup)

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    "excellent introduction - very clear"

    Nicely produced and cogently presented rudiments of data science in a presentation ideal for the non-technical novice who needs to understand this most essential emerging aspect of the enterprise.

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    Daniel 02-03-15
    Daniel 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not a lot of content here"

    In one section he simply read from the Hadoop website, while in data cleaning section he gave no more information than the Wikipedia article on the same subject. If you are just looking for buzzards and concepts for your next interview this book will do the job.

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