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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….

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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 Hobby Project Example: Twitter Data Analysis With JavaScript

Tomi Gelo was one of the first participants in my 6-week data science course (the Junior Data Scientist’s First Month). Since then, he has done some pretty cool…

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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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Pandas tutorial 5: Scatter plot with pandas and matplotlib

Scatter plots are frequently used in data science and machine learning projects. In this pandas tutorial, I’ll show you two simple methods to plot one. Both solutions will…

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The top 7 Google Analytics reports that every data scientist needs to know

Google Analytics is the most popular digital analytics tool in the world. Based on W3Techs market share report, Google Analytics is used by 84.1% of all websites for…

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How to Plot a Histogram in Python (Using Pandas)

Plotting a histogram in Python is easier than you’d think! And in this article, I’ll show you how. I have a strong opinion about visualization in Python, which…

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How to Run a Python Script (Step by Step Tutorial, with Example)

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to run a Python script. And it’s quite essential. When working on data science projects, you’ll write Python code all the time……

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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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SQL current date — How to get the current date, time, month or year in postgreSQL?

Working with current dates and times in data science projects is quite common. In this episode of my SQL tutorial series I’ll show you the best functions that…

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SQL TRUNCATE TABLE and DROP TABLE (tutorial)

In this episode of the SQL tutorial series you’ll learn two simple but important commands that you’ll use frequently when working in SQL: TRUNCATE TABLE and DROP TABLE….

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Statistical Variability (Standard Deviation, Percentiles, Histograms)

In my previous article about statistical averages, we discussed how you can describe your dataset with a few central values (mean, median and mode). That’s well and good……

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Linear Regression in Python using numpy + polyfit (with code base)

I always say that learning linear regression in Python is the best first step towards machine learning. Linear regression is simple and easy to understand even if you…

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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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Scraping Multiple Web Pages with For Loops (in bash) — Web Scraping Tutorial ep#2

This is the second episode of my web scraping tutorial series. In the first episode, I showed you how you can get and clean the data from one…