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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Sailor. Reader. Adventurer. Liberal.
Among the best in both content and production.
Not a narrative story so really does not have "moments." Good information overall.
Resonant, easy-to-listen-to voice with excellent delivery.
A damn good "first" book regarding an important area for professionals to be aware of, and exploit.
Sailor, businessman, investor.
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.
(like the soup)
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.
The narration is monotonic and unexciting and the content is inappropriate for everyone: if you are an expert data scientist, you already know the stuff. iI you are new to the field, it is too vague that you won't understand most of it. And if you are an intermediate data scientist, you know some of the stuff and you are better off using Google to learn about the rest.
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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