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Essential Math for Data Science

by Thomas Nield

The book of the week from 29 Aug 2022 to 02 Sep 2022

Master the math needed to excel in data science, machine learning, and statistics. In this book author Thomas Nield guides you through areas like calculus, probability, linear algebra, and statistics and how they apply to techniques like linear regression, logistic regression, and neural networks. Along the way you’ll also gain practical insights into the state of data science and how to use those insights to maximize your career.

Learn how to:

  • Use Python code and libraries like SymPy, NumPy, and scikit-learn to explore essential mathematical concepts like calculus, linear algebra, statistics, and machine learning
  • Understand techniques like linear regression, logistic regression, and neural networks in plain English, with minimal mathematical notation and jargon
  • Perform descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing on a dataset to interpret p-values and statistical significance
  • Manipulate vectors and matrices and perform matrix decomposition
  • Integrate and build upon incremental knowledge of calculus, probability, statistics, and linear algebra, and apply it to regression models including neural networks
  • Navigate practically through a data science career and avoid common pitfalls, assumptions, and biases while tuning your skill set to stand out in the job market

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  • Register in our Slack
  • Join the #book-of-the-week channel
  • Ask as many questions as you'd like
  • The book authors answer questions from Monday till Thursday
  • On Friday, the authors decide who wins free copies of their book

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