Data Science

Machine learning & data science for beginners and experts alike.
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Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

Working on building your data science knowledge and skills? (Maybe you’re an ADAPT participant? Welcome!)

 

This week's Alter Everything podcast episode brings us a conversation between @LeahK and @JoeM about the challenges and opportunities of studying data analytics and data science. As they discuss, this field is immense, and it would take an entire career -- or two or three! -- to explore and master every topic within it. 

 

So where do you even begin? Fortunately, we have a ton of great resources right here. To focus your effort, here’s a guide to some posts here on the Data Science Blog and some episodes of our Alter Everything podcast that will deepen your understanding of fundamental concepts and skills in data science. Start at the top and work your way down the guide to advance from gaining familiarity with key ideas in the field all the way through building and evaluating a model. 

 

Many of these posts are general introductions to data science concepts, written with accessibility and -- dare we say it? -- fun in mind! Some posts are specific to Alteryx tools, but they still explain important ideas and will help you build your understanding of how the data science process works, whichever approach you end up using. We also made sure to include a section on Python and R for those looking to develop their coding skills. 

 

Use this link or click the image below to see a larger version of the infographic with live links to the resources. Bookmark that page to save it as a reference! Or download the guide as a PDF at the bottom of this post to keep it handy on your desktop.

 

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And be sure to check out this week's Alter Everything episode to get pumped up about learning and developing your data skills!

 

Susan Currie Sivek
Data Science Journalist

Susan Currie Sivek, Ph.D., is a writer and data geek who enjoys figuring out how to explain complicated ideas in everyday language. After 15 years as a journalism professor and researcher in academia, Susan shifted her focus to data science and analytics, but still loves to share knowledge in creative ways. She appreciates good food, science fiction, and dogs.

Susan Currie Sivek, Ph.D., is a writer and data geek who enjoys figuring out how to explain complicated ideas in everyday language. After 15 years as a journalism professor and researcher in academia, Susan shifted her focus to data science and analytics, but still loves to share knowledge in creative ways. She appreciates good food, science fiction, and dogs.