Lars Nielsen and Noreen Burlingame provide a brief, understandable, user-friendly guide to all aspects of Data Science. The authors address the various skills required, the key steps in the Data Science process, software technology related to the effective practice of Data Science, and the best rising academic programs for training in the field.
Contents: Data Science Summarized * What is Big Data * Hadoop * Data Management * Data Cleaning * Data Modeling for Unstructured Data * Predictive Analysis * Creativity and Intuition (or Posing the Right Question, at the Right Time, for the Right Data) * Data Visualization (or Telling the Story) * Cassandra * Academic Programs
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I usually try to give positive reviews, otherwise I say nothing. But this, like some others, deserves comment. Superficial trivial put together in a hurry complete and utter drivel. Don't waste your tim
"excellent introduction - very clear"
Nicely produced and cogently presented rudiments of data science in a presentation ideal for the non-technical novice who needs to understand this most essential emerging aspect of the enterprise.
"Remarkably clear introduction to a complex subject"
Among the best in both content and production.
Not a narrative story so really does not have "moments." Good information overall.
Resonant, easy-to-listen-to voice with excellent delivery.
A damn good "first" book regarding an important area for professionals to be aware of, and exploit.
"Excellent "gateway drug" for the layman"
I found this book to be a profoundly enlightening and clear explanation re: the rudiments of data science - its techniques, benefits and potential pitfalls. Highly recommended.
"Light on detail"
I would have enjoyed more detail on the available tools and examples of the use of Data Science.
This book reads like a business buzz-word circle jerk at a networking event. "Data Science is the aggregating of a data analytics pipeline for synergistic enterprise solutions around agile teamwork cohorts." It reads like a pitch. I don't know what I was supposed to learn from this book, but I didn't learn anything. Wikipedia righted me.
Good narrator though.
"Not a lot of content here"
In one section he simply read from the Hadoop website, while in data cleaning section he gave no more information than the Wikipedia article on the same subject. If you are just looking for buzzards and concepts for your next interview this book will do the job.
"Very high level overview"
Not enough detail. If you are looking for a high level overview, this book is good, otherwise it's a waste of an hour.
"trite Gartner babelspeak"
nothing but recycled quotes from. Gartneresque pundits. could not bear to finish it.
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