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The Start of Baseball Season 2019

The secret about the start of baseball season 2019 is that it already started. That’s right! The season began officially on March 20, 2019. There were only two teams playing on that day (and the next) which were the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland A’s. They played two successive games in Japan. I think the reason […]

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Can Wine and Beer Help You Get Started in Machine Learning?

Do you enjoy a nice glass of wine or beer? Did you know those two drinks could be used to help you understand the process of machine learning? That is what the following video will provide to you. It shows how machine learning can be used to learn from data that contains features describing the properties […]

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How to Practice Your Data Science Skills

Resources for Learning

Finding courses is a great way to get started in a data science career. But, it’s only the first step. To truly grasp the concepts you learn, you need to figure out how to practice your data science skill. The best place to practice is with a job in data science, however, that requires experience […]

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Super Data Science Is Truly Super

Free Sign Up Super Data Science

This is a review of the website Super Data Science. It is a fantastic service that lives up to its title. One thing is certain: If you want to learn data science, you must sign up for this service right now! Website: Super Data ScienceCreators: Kirill Eremenko, Hadelin de PontevesCost: $35 per month – ($23/mo. with […]

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Do You Need a Master’s Degree in Data Science?

In college

You’ll be spending a lot of time perusing job boards and listings for data science. Many will require a master’s degree in the field or something related. Does this mean it’s game over if you don’t have a master’s degree in data science? As with anything, the answer isn’t straightforward. It certainly helps to have an […]

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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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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


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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