Add Learning to Your To-Do List

Learning Commitment

I don’t care who you are; you have fifteen minutes a day that you can devote to learning something new. You may be under-the-gun, pressed-for-time due to one deadline or another. But, fifteen minutes every day isn’t going to cause you to miss those deadlines. Now that I have freed up fifteen minutes per day for […]

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Python vs R: Which Should You Learn?

Computer Code

The battle for the data science language-of-choice is on. The two standout contenders are clearly R and Python. There are other contenders, but they don’t come close to the popularity of the two main languages. Should you choose R or Python to learn as the language for your data science career? The correct answer is that […]

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Coding Games to Learn Python

Coding Games to Learn Python

I am a big fan of out-of-the-box thinking. When we can find unusual ways to come up with solutions, it can enhance the results and we can discover different ways to do things. But, sometimes, it pays to think inside the box. For instance, I’ve seen several articles online about coding games to learn Python.It […]

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Trouble in Power BI Paradise

Frustrated Woman

As you may have read on this website, I am a big fan of Microsoft Power BI. It is a free tool that allows business owners to slice and dice their data. These business owners can see reports from this data that would have been difficult to produce without the tool. Based on my recommendation, you […]

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Don’t Go Into Data Science for the Money

Chasing Dollars

With salaries in the data science field pushing into six figures, it’s no wonder people are attracted to the field. However, my advise is don’t go into data science for the money. Why not? Unless you love practicing data science, you won’t excel at it. If you want to rise above everyone else, you’ll need to be […]

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Start with the Kaggle Titanic Challenge

Challenge

If you have been following this blog, you no doubt have come across the post I wrote about Don’t Fear the Kaggle. In it, I described how Kaggle is a great website for helping people learn data science by applying the techniques to projects. Read the post if you haven’t already.Even when you do visit […]

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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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