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thoughts about data science and analytics

How to Find a Data Science Mentor

Finding a data science mentor is tricky… Well, finding a mentor for any profession is tricky! You know, the best minds that you would love to learn from…

thoughts about data science and analytics

Is R Required for Data Science? (my opinion)

There are three popular languages for data scientists: SQL, Python and R. I create a lot of tutorials about SQL and Python on my blog… But I never…

thoughts about data science and analytics

What Machine Learning Algorithms Should You Learn First? (with examples)

I get way too many questions from aspiring data scientists regarding machine learning. Like what parts of machine learning they should learn more about to get a job….

thoughts about data science and analytics

The Most Important Soft Skills for a Data Scientist

I’ve talked a lot already about the three primary skills you need to know for data science: coding, statistics and business thinking… But it’s worth listing those secondary…

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Domain Knowledge in a Specific Field: Is it Important for a Data Scientist?

Is it important for data scientists to have domain knowledge in a specific field? In this article, I’ll answer this question. As you might have heard from me…

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BIG DATA: Should you learn about it to get a junior data scientist position?

A question that I get often is this: “Should an aspiring data scientist learn more about big data (e.g. Apache Hadoop or Spark) to get a job?” I’ll…

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What Does a Data Scientist’s Day Look Like?

In this article, I’ll answer a frequently asked question – which is: “What does a data scientist’s day look like?” This article is available in video and podcast…

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Expected Value (Formula, Explanation, Everyday Usage and a Game)

Why are people losing at the casinos? Why shouldn’t you buy a lottery ticket? How do you account for uncertainty when you invest a smaller or bigger amount…

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Data Science & Freelancing – an Honest Opinion (with Concrete Tips)

One of the most common questions I get from aspiring/junior data scientists is this: Is it possible to get freelance gigs and jobs as a junior data scientist?…

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Sublime Text 3 Intro (+ How to Connect Sublime to a Remote Server)

I’ve written about the importance of scripting in data science. But I’ve realized that I’ve never introduced my favorite script editor. It’s Sublime Text 3! In this article,…

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My Computer Setup for Data Science (Apps, Software, Programs and Tools I Use)

Recently, I had the “pleasure” of setting up my work computer (the computer that I use exclusively for data science projects) from scratch. I have a 2016 Macbook…

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What is Data Science?

In this article I’ll answer a very simple question: What is data science? Well, the question is simple, sure… But the answer is rather complex. The problem is…

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What’s the best computer/laptop for a data scientist?

I get this question a lot: What’s the best computer (or laptop) for a data scientist? In this article, I’ll answer it in detail and I’ll add specific…

Strategy and Business in Data Science and Analytics

A/B Testing Culture (within your Company)

Many companies are using A/B testing. But not too many of them are using it successfully. I mean, yeah, everyone has a few winning A/B tests that she…

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Data Science Projects for Boosting Your Resume

We all know the old catch-22 — you need a job to get job experience and job experience to get a job. Luckily, that’s not entirely true in…

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Learning Data Science – 4 untold truths

Did you flirt with the idea of learning data science? You are not alone. This has been a really hot topic in the last few years and it…

Strategy and Business in Data Science and Analytics

A 10-minute crash course on Google Data Studio

This is a guest post from Ben Collins – freelance data analyst and developer, and founder of The Collins School of Data. What is Google Data Studio? Data…

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Presentation Tips for Data Professionals

Not so long ago, I saw one of my data scientist friends speak in front of his whole company. He worked for two months on a great data…

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How to be a more productive Data Scientist? Don’t do more, do it smarter!

A few years ago, I put a lot of work into a hobby project of mine: a self-learning Python chatbot that learns like a newborn baby. It was…

the junior data scientist's first month

The Junior Data Scientist’s First Month (Video Course)

100% practical 6-week data science challenge & video course — simulating of being a junior data scientist at a true-to-life startup.