Sunday, May 22, 2016

Data Science For Dummies - Lillian Pierson

Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business – the easy way!
Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles in organizations. 
Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students interested in making sense of their organization’s massive data sets and applying their findings to real-world business scenarios. 
From uncovering rich data sources to managing large amounts of data within hardware and software limitations, ensuring consistency in reporting, merging various data sources, and beyond, you’ll develop the know-how you need to effectively interpret data and tell a story that can be understood by anyone in your organization.
  • Provides a background in data science fundamentals before moving on to working with relational databases and unstructured data and preparing your data for analysis
  • Details different data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase and summarize your data
  • Explains both supervised and unsupervised machine learning, including regression, model validation, and clustering techniques
  • Includes coverage of big data processing tools like MapReduce and Hadoop
It’s a big, big data world out there – let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
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Goodreads Rating - 2.22 out of 5 (9 Ratings; 1 Review)
My Rating 3 out of 5. Provides a good overview of lots of topics, but definitely not written in a manner so that dummies can understand. It is more like a refresher for experts. 
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