Data Science has become one of the hottest fields in technology. Firms worldwide are scrambling to find developers with data science skills to work on projects ranging from social media marketing to machine learning, but the prerequisite knowledge and experience for this career can seem bewildering. This book is designed to help anyone who wants to learn more about data science get started.
Introducing Data Science teaches readers how to accomplish the fundamental tasks that occupy data scientists. They'll use the Python language and common Python libraries as they experience firsthand the challenges of dealing with data at scale. They'll discover how Python allows them to gain insights from huge data sets that need to be stored on multiple machines, or for data moving at such speed no single machine can handle it. After reading this book, readers will have a solid foundation to consider a career in data science.
KEY SELLING POINTS
Master big data with Python and become a data scientist
How to use data science in a big data world
Gain hands on experience with the most common Python data science libraries
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
At its core, data science is a set of concepts and techniques for extracting meaning and clarity from enormous stored data sets or fast-moving data streams. Data scientists write programs to interpret these data. The Python programming language is a favorite tool of data scientists because it's easy to read and write, and it provides several high-value libraries that simplify core tasks like statistics, machine learning algorithms, and mathematics.
Davy Cielen is one of the founders and managing partners of Optimately where he focuses on leading and developing data science projects and solutions in various sectors and closely follows new developments in data science. Before Optimately he worked on data science and big data projects at a major retailer. Arno Meysman is one of the founders and managing partners of Optimately where he focuses on leading and developing data science projects and solutions in various sectors and closely follows new developments in data science. Before Optimately he worked on data science and big data projects at a major retailer. Apart from data science he is also into data visualisation and generally "Creating data-driven things that are smart, interactive and pretty".