Review: Power BI – Up & Running with Power BI Desktop

Power BI Excel Maven

Course: Power BI – Up & Running with Power BI DesktopInstructor: Chris DuttonPlatform: Udemy.comPrice: VariesRating: 5 Stars (out of 5)SummaryIf you are struggling to learn the intricacies of the Microsoft product, Power BI, then you owe it to yourself to take this course on the topic. Chris Dutton does such an amazing job teaching it. […]

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How to Become a Data Scientist

How to Become a Data Scientist

Course: How to Become a Data ScientistAuthor: Tomi Mester.Rating: 4.8 out of 5 starsCost: FreeLink: https://courses.data36.com/courses/ (choose the How to Become a Data Scientist course!)OverviewIf you are looking to become a data scientist but don’t know where to start, may I suggest taking Tomi Mester’s “How to Become a Data Scientist” course. It won’t take […]

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Don’t Fear The Kaggle!

Many a noob in the data science field have feared The Kaggle. It’s understandable as it can be an intimidating beast. I have feared the Kaggle and I don’t consider myself a noob. I’ve been in the computer programming world for over 20 years.If you are wondering what The Kaggle is, it’s a website that […]

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How Is Your Grasp on Hypothesis Testing?

Hypothesis Testing

I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But… Do you remember that statistics class you hated in college? Well, you’ll need to dust the cobwebs off that textbook. Data science practitioners need to know statistics! The good news is you don’t need to have a doctorate level in statistics for your data science career. It […]

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Announcing a New Wiki for Data Science Review

Data Science

I have decided to create a wiki for this website. I plan on creating resources for it and using it as a supplemental resource for here.  Wikis are a great way to tie together information and links. They are easy to maintain and help to spread the word. I haven’t settled on the exact format or […]

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Make Your Data Definitions for Power BI Work Correctly

Sales Analysis

Power BI is a wonderful product released by Microsoft. It gives business owners the ability to create high-level reports and analysis for measuring how the business is doing. But, to optimize the software, you need to make your data definitions for Power BI work correctly.Why Establish Data Relationships?If you are just getting started with a […]

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How to Find an API

API to the Rescue

Have you ever tried to create a web scraping application before? Or, perhaps you have used one online that someone else created?  If you have coded  web scraper before, you know what a pain in the you-know-what this effort can be. It requires you to get down to the granular level of each element in many […]

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One Trick when Learning Data Science

Owl on Books

​Data science is undoubtedly a vast field. Stating that you are a data scientist will mean different things to different people. Then, how do you know what to concentrate on? That is the topic of discussion today, and I have a great trick for you on how to go about it!​Skills to Learn​Here is a […]

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Why You Should Learn Power BI

Power BI Splash Screen

What if you could at a glance, look at a report about your business and know exactly how it’s doing? What if you needed more information about a segment of your business and you just click on the line item to drill down into details about it?If you are like most people, you’re probably thinking […]

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Data Sources

​Helpful Data SourcesUse ​resources (below) to find datasets or data sources. The plan is to update this whenever I come across new sources. Be sure to check back or bookmark the page.Please Note: Use these data sources at your own risk. You should verify the sources. I took every measure to include data sources that […]

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