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Data Science: Background information

This guide is designed to support the new Data Science major (Fall 2015), jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics

Our World in Data by Max Roser

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"Our World In Data covers a wide range of topics and visualizes the empirical evidence of how living standards changed over the last decades, centuries, and millennia...For each topic the quality of the data is discussed and, by pointing the visitor to the sources, this website is also a database of databases. Covering all of these aspects in one resource makes it possible to understand how the observed long-run trends are interlinked." The author of this site is economist Max Roser, from the Oxford Martin School. The main reason I have posted this link here is so you can get a sense of what you can do as a data scientist.


Becoming a data scientist

Analytics in a Big Data World

Learning about data science

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Edward Eckel
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