Learn data science with Python by building five real-world projects! Experiment with card game predictions, tracking disease outbreaks, and more, as you build a flexible and intuitive understanding of data science.
In Data Science Bookcamp you will learn:
Techniques for computing and plotting probabilities Statistical analysis using Scipy How to organize datasets with clustering algorithms How to visualize complex multi-variable datasets How to train a decision tree machine learning algorithm
In Data Science Bookcamp you’ll test and build your knowledge of Python with the kind of open-ended problems that professional data scientists work on every day. Downloadable data sets and thoroughly-explained solutions help you lock in what you’ve learned, building your confidence and making you ready for an exciting new data science career.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the technology A data science project has a lot of moving parts, and it takes practice and skill to get all the code, algorithms, datasets, formats, and visualizations working together harmoniously. This unique book guides you through five realistic projects, including tracking disease outbreaks from news headlines, analyzing social networks, and finding relevant patterns in ad click data.
About the book Data Science Bookcamp doesn’t stop with surface-level theory and toy examples. As you work through each project, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot common problems like missing data, messy data, and algorithms that don’t quite fit the model you’re building. You’ll appreciate the detailed setup instructions and the fully explained solutions that highlight common failure points. In the end, you’ll be confident in your skills because you can see the results.
Web scraping Organize datasets with clustering algorithms Visualize complex multi-variable datasets Train a decision tree machine learning algorithm
About the reader For readers who know the basics of Python. No prior data science or machine learning skills required.
About the author Leonard Apeltsin is the Head of Data Science at Anomaly, where his team applies advanced analytics to uncover healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse.
Table of Contents CASE STUDY 1 FINDING THE WINNING STRATEGY IN A CARD GAME 1 Computing probabilities using Python 2 Plotting probabilities using Matplotlib 3 Running random simulations in NumPy 4 Case study 1 solution CASE STUDY 2 ASSESSING ONLINE AD CLICKS FOR SIGNIFICANCE 5 Basic probability and statistical analysis using SciPy 6 Making predictions using the central limit theorem and SciPy 7 Statistical hypothesis testing 8 Analyzing tables using Pandas 9 Case study 2 solution CASE STUDY 3 TRACKING DISEASE OUTBREAKS USING NEWS HEADLINES 10 Clustering data into groups 11 Geographic location visualization and analysis 12 Case study 3 solution CASE STUDY 4 USING ONLINE JOB POSTINGS TO IMPROVE YOUR DATA SCIENCE RESUME 13 Measuring text similarities 14 Dimension reduction of matrix data 15 NLP analysis of large text datasets 16 Extracting text from web pages 17 Case study 4 solution CASE STUDY 5 PREDICTING FUTURE FRIENDSHIPS FROM SOCIAL NETWORK DATA 18 An introduction to graph theory and network analysis 19 Dynamic graph theory techniques for node ranking and social network analysis 20 Network-driven supervised machine learning 21 Training linear classifiers with logistic regression 22 Training nonlinear classifiers with decision tree techniques 23 Case study 5 solution