Learning the Skills for Data Science Is Easy? Are You Sure?

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I was reading an article in Forbes, “Learning Data Science Skills Is Easier Than You Think.” While I don’t think learning data science is on par with rocket science, I think it’s a stretch to state that it’s easy. The article was written by Dr. Anant Agarwal, who heads up the website edX.org. If you are […]

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Learning R Using DPLYR and Basebase Stats

Now that the Superbowl is over, we’re gearing up for the baseball season. Why not brush up on your favorite players and learn R coding at the same time? In fact, you could be learning R using DPLYR and Baseball stats.R can be a tricky language to learn. I know because I tried several times […]

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Using Match to Avoid Joins in R

Joins are a powerful tool for data analysts to use. They permit analysts to bring together (hence the name join) two or more tables, having a common set of fields. The keys to the joins can be as simple as one field or a composite field, consisting of many fields. Joins can get complicated, though, […]

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How to Pick Teams for Deadball in R

When you learn how to pick teams for Deadball in R, you’ll have access to tools to learn about baseball using the language R. This article will use the Lahman database (package for R) to select teams randomly.What the Heck Id Deadball?Deadball is a baseball simulation game. The rules are described in a book of […]

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Data Science ROI: 7 Ways to Boost It

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For most companies, data science remains the final frontier that appears too hard to conquer. Even the attractive benefits such as optimized workflow and actionable marketing reports are not enough to change the mind of the companies.The reason for this could easily be the obscure methodology of boosting ROI in data science and measuring the […]

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Evaluating Machine Learning Models

Evaluating Machine Learning Models

Machine learning models are not magic elixirs, despite what you might hear to the contrary. They can help extract insight from data, and while that may be beneficial, they require evaluating machine learning models to ensure they are doing the best job possible with the data provided.Disclaimer: site owner may receive compensation for purchases made […]

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Two Words That Can Help You Learn Data Science

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At its core, data science is not impossible to learn. However, it’s the learning process that gets people stuck. People don’t know what they need to learn. They hit the search engines which only adds to the confusion. This article will help you take a birdseye view of the field of data science. High Level Overview […]

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How to Blast Through Medium’s Paywall

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I have enjoyed reading material at Medium.com. Several authors write for the data science space, and of course, that piques my interest. Recently though, they implemented a paywall which stinks. However, thiere is a way to blast through Medium’s Paywall which will be described here.What Is Medium.com?If you aren’t familiar with the platform, Medium.com is […]

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Resources to Become a Data Scientist

Resources to Become a Data Scientist

Are you considering a career in data science? It is one of the hottest fields and growing. Even if you aren’t looking for a full-time career in the area, you may find it helps you with gleaning insight from your data and systems. Whatever the reason, finding the right resources is essential. This article will […]

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I Goofed with OOTP and Found Something Interesting

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For July 18, I ran the simulator and found results that didn’t seem quite right. Upon investigating I realized that I goofed with OOTP and found something interesting. It turns out this goof had better results that the regular run parameters that I have been using. One observation doesn’t make a trend, of course. But, […]

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