How to Be a Data Scientist

December 9, 2020

Do you want to be a data scientist without [a] going to a university, [b] watching YouTube videos, and [c] relying on persistence? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, “You Don’t Need a Ph.D. in Data Science, but…” offers a road map. One tip: Figure out how to do a regression in Excel. Okay.

  • The write up includes a number of suggestions, including:
  • Kaggle notebooks
  • Free book books
  • Free courses from universities
  • Why Python, R, and SQL should be on your radar
  • The value of math and statistics
  • How to get a job.

Interesting summary. But imagine math and statistics at the tail end of the article. Perhaps whose disciplines should have been identified at the top of the list. Just a thought.

Stephen E Arnold, December 9, 2020


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