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    • A Simple Introduction to Data Science, Book 2

    • New Street Data Science Basics 2
    • By: Lars Nielsen
    • Narrated by: John Eastman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Taking up where the best-selling A Simple Introduction to Data Science, left off, Lars Nielsen's A Simple Introduction to Data Science, Book 2 expands on elementary concepts introduced in the first volume while at the same time embracing several new and key topics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Matches MS program curriculum

    • By C. Aaron Woodard on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • What Every Manager Should Know About Big Data and Data Science

    • By: Lars Nielsen, Noreen Burlingame, Robert Masters
    • Narrated by: Mindy Grall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The need for precise, actionable, real-time Business Intelligence (BI) lies at the heart of the role of Big Data in modern commerce. In turn, the art of Data Science lies at the nexus of Big Data and BI, providing the essential methods by which BI can be extracted from Big Data's great black mass of constantly flowing, unstructured information. This combination has a created a new profession: an elite and specialized class of highly-compensated professionals specially skilled at data cleaning, analysis, and visualization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vital information clearly explained

    • By W.J. Renehan on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Simple Introduction to Data Science

    • By: Lars Nielsen, Noreen Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Owen Daly
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent introduction - very clear

    • By William Reston on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Unicorns Among Us

    • Understanding the High Priests of Data Science
    • By: Lars Nielsen
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    In Unicorns Among Us, Lars Nielsen lays out the brief history of data science since its beginnings not long ago in this century. He as well explores the evolution of the role of the data scientist through this same period, and explores the best qualifications, the tools, the techniques, and the training involved in the practice of this arcane discipline.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Intro

    • By W.J. Renehan on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Dark Data & Dark Social

    • The Promising Problem Children of Big Data and Data Science
    • By: Lars Nielsen
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Simply put, Dark Data is stored, largely non-inventoried, unstructured data not currently used for the purpose of conducting data science, but which is nevertheless maintained on a "just in case" basis - either to meet regulatory requirements, or in the hope that the data will prove useful for research purposes at some time in the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By W.J. Renehan on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Computing: A Business History

    • By: Lars Nielsen
    • Narrated by: Smokey Rivers
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Noted systems developer, Lars Nielsen reveals the dynamic combination of innovation, competition and, often eccentric, entrepreneurship that went to shape today's tech landscape. From the military's ENIAC of 1946 to the ripening of the Web and e-commerce, Nielsen's Computing: A Business History details the evolution of computing as it has impacted the models and practices of markets and professional services around the globe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine refresher in basic history, personalities

    • By Philo on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $14.95