Practical Data Science Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Learn and understand the installation procedure and environment required for R and Python on various platforms
  • Prepare data for analysis by implement various data science concepts such as acquisition, cleaning and munging through R and Python
  • Build a predictive model and an exploratory model
  • Analyze the results of your model and create reports on the acquired data
  • Build various tree-based methods and Build random forest

As increasing amounts of data are generated each year, the need to analyze and create value out of it is more important than ever. Companies that know what to do with their data and how to do it well will have a competitive advantage over companies that don’t. Because of this, there will be an increasing demand for people that possess both the analytical and technical abilities to extract valuable insights from data and create valuable solutions that put those insights to use.

Starting with the basics, this book covers how to set up your numerical programming environment, introduces you to the data science pipeline, and guides you through several data projects in a step-by-step format. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly familiarize yourself with the process and learn how to apply it to a variety of situations with examples using the two most popular programming languages for data analysis—R and Python.

  • Tackle every step in the data science pipeline and use it to acquire, clean, analyze, and visualize your data
  • Get beyond the theory and implement real-world projects in data science using R and Python
  • Easy-to-follow recipes will help you understand and implement the numerical computing concepts
Page Count 434
Course Length 13 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781787129627
Date Of Publication 28 Jun 2017


Prabhanjan Tattar

Prabhanjan Tattar has 9 years of experience as a statistical analyst. His main thurst has been to explain statistical and machine learning techniques through elegant programming which will clear the nuances of the underlying mathematics. Survival analysis and statistical inference are his main areas of research/interest, and he has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals and also has authored two books on R: R Statistical Application Development by Example, Packt Publishing, and A Course in Statistics with R, Wiley. He also maintains the R packages gpk, RSADBE, and ACSWR.

Tony Ojeda

Tony Ojeda is an accomplished data scientist and entrepreneur, with expertise in business process optimization and over a decade of experience creating and implementing innovative data products and solutions. He has a master's degree in finance from Florida International University and an MBA with a focus on strategy and entrepreneurship from DePaul University. He is the founder of District Data Labs, is a cofounder of Data Community DC, and is actively involved in promoting data science education through both organizations.

Sean Patrick Murphy

Sean Patrick Murphy spent 15 years as a senior scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, where he focused on machine learning, modeling and simulation, signal processing, and high performance computing in the Cloud. Now, he acts as an advisor and data consultant for companies in San Francisco, New York, and Washington DC. He completed graduation from The Johns Hopkins University and got his MBA from the University of Oxford. He currently co-organizes the Data Innovation DC meetup and co-founded the Data Science MD meetup. He is also a board member and cofounder of Data Community DC.

Benjamin Bengfort

Benjamin Bengfort is an experienced data scientist and Python developer who has worked in the military, industry, and academia for the past 8 years. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, doing research in Metacognition and Natural Language Processing. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from North Dakota State University, where he taught undergraduate Computer Science courses. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, where he teaches Data Science and Analytics. Benjamin has been involved in two data science startups in the DC region: leveraging large-scale machine learning and Big Data techniques across a variety of applications. He has a deep appreciation for the combination of models and data for entrepreneurial effect, and he is currently building one of these start-ups into a more mature organization.

Abhijit Dasgupta

Abhijit Dasgupta is a data consultant working in the greater DC-Maryland-Virginia area, with several years of experience in biomedical consulting, business analytics, bioinformatics, and bioengineering consulting. He has a PhD in biostatistics from the University of Washington and over 40 collaborative peer-reviewed manuscripts, with strong interests in bridging the statistics/machine-learning divide. He is always on the lookout for interesting and challenging projects, and is an enthusiastic speaker and discussant on new and better ways to look at and analyze data. He is a member of Data Community DC and a founding member and co-organizer of Statistical Programming DC (formerly R Users DC)