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Data Analysis by Data Type
Data analysis is performed in many different fields and on many different types of data. Most fields call it something different. The following list comes straight from Jeff Leek’s Data Analysis Coursera class. Name of Data Analysis by Data Type Biostatistics for medical data Data Science for data from web analytics Machine learning for data…

Data Analysis at Coursera
The Coursera Data Analysis course started yesterday. This course would be an excellent followup to the Computing with Data Analysis course. For a bit more about the course, check out this video explaining the content. The course consists of lectures, quizzes, and some data analysis assignments. There is still plenty of time to signup and…

Computing For Data Analysis Week 1 Overview
Week 1 of the Computing for Data Analysis course focused mostly on getting R and RStudio installed. Then it focused on some of the basics of the R language. Here are some of the topics History of R How to get help help() Data types in R numeric (real numbers) character (strings) integer (counting numbers)…

Coursera Computational Methods of Data Analysis Started
The Coursera class Computational Methods of Data Analysis started yesterday. There is still plenty of time to enroll in the class. This course assumes a good familiarity with calculus, linear algebra, and some basic programming. Thus, if your math background is weak or needs a refresher, you may not want to take this course. However,…

Computing for Data Analysis Starts Today
Coursera’s Computing for Data Analysis starts today. Enroll now and start learning R and data analysis.

In 2013, Learn Data Science via Coursera (a curriculum)
Coursera has some excellent courses coming up in 2013. Here are some potential curriculum paths for someone looking to learn data science. Prerequisites Either sequence requires/recommends some basic programming experience. If you are unfamiliar with programming, you still have a couple weeks to get familiar with some basic programming concepts. Some good places to start…

Learn Data Science
Starting Point If you have the necessary background in math, statistics, and computer science; then it is a good time to learn some data science specific skills. Coursera just recently launched a course specifically devoted to Data Science. It is titled: Introduction to Data Science. The course is being taught by Bill Howe of the…

Learn Computer Science For Data Science
Many aspects of computer science are fundamental to data science. A good data scientist has to be able to transform/extract/manipulate lots of data. Computer programming is the main technique for such operations. Here are numerous resources to help you learn the fundamentals of computer science. Online Computer Science Courses: Introductory Level If you are not…

Learn Statistics For Data Science
Statistics is an important component of data science. Thus, it would be nice to have some resources available. Learn Statistics For Free Online Well, here is a list of free statistics resources available online. All of these are fairly introductory, but I am guessing more advanced topics will be coming from these same organizations. Khan…

Learn Math for Data Science
Math is one of the key building blocks of data science. While you cannot do a lot of data science with just calculus and linear algebra, both topics are essential for more advanced topics in data science such as machine learning, algorithms, and advanced statistics. Here are some freely available resources for learning both topics.…

A Data Science Curriculum
This is not intended to be mapped to a set of college courses. It is intended to be a listing of necessary skills for a data scientist. For a definition of data scientist, see this previous post. Mathematics Calculus – not directly important to data science, but the knowledge is important to understand the statistics…

Colleges with Data Science Degrees
Colleges and Universities are slowly starting to notice the demand for employees with data science skills. Most of the programs are not named data science, but they all focus on producing data people. Below are a couple of the programs I have noticed so far. As of September 2014, a new list with sorting and…