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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It’s Time for Data Scientists to Get Their Heads INTO the Cloud

Head in the Cloud

Data science is an exciting field but has its share of challenges. One of those challenges is the demand for computing power continues to grow. Data science practitioners and enthusiasts are concerned they will be “powered out” of the field. Are machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence now only useful to big corporations? There is […]

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Create Lookup Tables from Fact Tables in Power BI

At some point, you’ll need to create lookup tables from data sources. Excel users often clump all entities together in each row. This is a natural way for them to view the data and it’s the easiest for them to enter it this way. You’ll likely find customer names and addresses, product names, prices and […]

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Why Data Scientists Need to Learn SQL Programming

Learn SQL

SQL is short for Structured Query Language. It was developed in the 1980s to help database programmers work with database content. While databases existed before SQL, working with them required database programmers to use disparate, and often proprietary methods. Most data scientists focus on learning Python or R, as these are the two dominant languages in […]

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Cloud Computing and Data Science: A Great Match?

Cloud Computing and Data Science

Your boss calls you into her office and describes a business problem for you to solve. After analyzing the problem, you decide that a deep learning algorithm will be the best solution to the problem. Your boss gets excited and tells you to implement that deep learning solution. There’s only one problem: you don’t have […]

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Introduction to Power BI – Training that Helps You Learn Quickly

Power BI Splash Screen

Power BI is an analytics program that helps people gain insights into data. It’s not overly difficult to learn, but it has several powerful features that can make it overwhelming for newcomers. There is great training online for the software, but I happen to find one called Introduction to Power BI. It is training that […]

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Using Statistics to Simulate Sales Data

Statistics Infographic

Remember that statistics class that you thought was useless back in college? Bet you didn’t think you’d ever use it once you finished, right? You had to take it as part of the curriculum, but once it was done, you were done with statistics forever, right? It turns out, some of the techniques they taught […]

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How to Import the Price of a Stock in Excel

Stock Prices in Excel

I work with Microsoft Excel quite often as do many others. I use Excel to track my stock portfolios. Often, this entails getting prices for the stock online and updating Excel (manually). There is no function (that I am aware of) that does this natively in Excel.In the R language, there is a package that […]

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How to Get Started with Power BI

Getting Started with Power BI Part 1

​Power BI is an analysis tool created by Microsoft. It is part of a class of software tools known as self-service business intelligence tools, which means that it is supposed to be easier than most analytics-based tools. However, it still has a learning curve that users need to master. This tutorial will help you get […]

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How to Generate Mock Sales Data

Search for mock data or mockup data, and you’ll have plenty of options for items like customers or regions. Mockaroo is one popular choice among many for generating such data and will generate up to 1000 records for free. When you try try to find sales data that is worth using, that is another story […]

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