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Make better decisions with this deconstructed guide to data analyticsWant to add data analytics to your skill stack? Having trouble finding where to start?
Cell by cell, bit by bit, this book teaches you the vocabulary, tools, and basic algorithms to think like a data scientist.
Using the "Lego set" approach, each chapter adds and connects individual blocks of knowledge to build your data literacy. This linear structure to unpacking data analytics
takes you from zero
to confidently analyzing and discussing data problems. Who is This Book For?
This book is ideal for anyone interested in making sense of data analytics without the assumption that you understand data science terminology or advanced math. If you've tried to learn data analytics before and failed, this book is for you. Practical Approach
This book takes a hands-on approach to learning. This includes practical examples, visual examples, as well as two bonus coding exercises in Python, including free video content to walk you through both exercises. By the end of the book, you will have the practical knowledge to tackle real data problems in your organization or daily life. What You Will Learn
- How to recognize the common data types
every data scientist needs to master
- Where to store your data, including Big Data
- New trends in data analytics, including what is Alternative Data
and why few people know about it
- How to explain the distinction between Data Mining
, Machine Learning
, and Analytics
to your colleagues
- When and how to use Regression Analysis
, Association Analysis
, and Natural Language Processing
- How to make better business decisions using Data Visualization
and Business Intelligence