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How Data Collection Works on Websites (JavaScript tracking on front end + apache2 log on back end)

In this article, I want to quickly show you how websites collect data. It’s important to know this for two reasons: If you are a website visitor, it’s…

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How to Upload your Dataset to a Server (Using the Command Line or Jupyter)

In this article, I’ll answer a question that frequently comes up in my online courses, which is: How do you upload a dataset (e.g. csv, txt or tsv…

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Data Science related Youtube Channels you should follow

When it comes to learning data science, there are many, many resources around the internet. Many articles, many online courses, many Youtube channels, and so on… You have…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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Web Scraping Tutorial — episode #1 — Scraping a Webpage (with Bash)

Running hobby projects is the best way to practice data science before getting your first job. And one of the best ways to get real data for a…

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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…

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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…