Planning: The Learning Data Science Clock v2.0
Jun20

Planning: The Learning Data Science Clock v2.0

I’ve been planning this for a while – The Learning Data Science Clock v2.0. At the end of the article with v1.1 I mentioned that I was thinking about doing an interactive version using HTML5. I haven’t forgotten this, and I’ve been ticking it over in the back of my mind ever since. The original version was done in Adobe Illustrator CC. One of the big advantages of using Illustrator is that it produces scalable...

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Starter Books for Data Science
Mar05

Starter Books for Data Science

I’m working on a Data Science book list at the moment, but it always takes a little time to get these things sorted out, so I thought I’d get a couple of books up for people who are just looking for a flavour of what Data Science is about. What is Data Science Mike Loukides If your completely new to Data Science and aren’t sure what it means or is about, then O’Reilly have a free 22 page booklet that gives a...

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Data Science MSc – 3rd Intensive Week @ Dundee
Feb27

Data Science MSc – 3rd Intensive Week @ Dundee

Just back from the third intensive week at Dundee. Wow – it certainly lives up to it’s name of intensive – it’s very draining, but very exhilarating at the same time.  We cover an awful lot of ground in a very short time. Stats, Bayesian stats, probability, R, data mining, machine learning, neural nets & D3.js to mention but a few. For those of you who don’t know, I’m dong a part-time MSc at...

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A very useful blog to watch – Data Science 101
Feb13

A very useful blog to watch – Data Science 101

A very useful blog to watch if your learning about Data Science is Ryan Swanstrom’s Data Science 101 – Learning to be a Data Scientist. It’s also worth digging into Ryan’s archive as his site has been running for 2 years and he’s covered a lot of ground in that time. He’s also been working on a new project called Listudy, but I’ll cover that in a separate post.   Data scientists are...

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The Learning Data Science Clock v1.1
Feb12

The Learning Data Science Clock v1.1

Really stoked about this as I’ve been working on it for a while. The Learning Data Science Clock 😀 When your starting out, the world of Data Science, one of the tricky parts is trying to work out what you need to learn. There was a great blog post about 6 months ago from Swami Chandrasekaran where he created a MetroMap guide to learning Data Science. That really inspired me, and I wondered if I could take it to the next level....

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John Hopkins University offer MOOC on Data Science
Feb06

John Hopkins University offer MOOC on Data Science

John Hopkins University are offering an online course in Data Science via Coursera starting on 7th April 2014. Overall I quite like the look of this, but reading the descriptions it looks like it could a bit light on statistics. Sorry if this sounds wishy-washy but I haven’t done this course myself so I’ve only got the description to go on. However one of the modules has been recommended to me – see below. Click here...

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