Explore the world of data science from scratch with Julia by your side
About This Book
An in-depth exploration of Julia's growing ecosystem of packages
Work with the most powerful open-source libraries for deep learning, data wrangling, and data visualization
Learn about deep learning using Mocha.jl and give speed and high performance to data analysis on large data sets
Who This Book Is For
This book is aimed at data analysts and aspiring data scientists who have a basic knowledge of Julia or are completely new to it. The book also appeals to those competent in R and Python and wish to adopt Julia to improve their skills set in Data Science. It would be beneficial if the readers have a good background in statistics and computational mathematics.
What You Will Learn
Apply statistical models in Julia for data-driven decisions
Understanding the process of data munging and data preparation using Julia
Explore techniques to visualize data using Julia and D3 based packages
Using Julia to create self-learning systems using cutting edge machine learning algorithms
Create supervised and unsupervised machine learning systems using Julia. Also, explore ensemble models
Build a recommendation engine in Julia
Dive into Julia’s deep learning framework and build a system using Mocha.jl
In Detail
Julia is a fast and high performing language that's perfectly suited to data science with a mature package ecosystem and is now feature complete. It is a good tool for a data science practitioner. There was a famous post at Harvard Business Review that Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century. (https://hbr.org/2012/10/data-scientist-the-sexiest-job-of-the-21st-century).
This book will help you get familiarised with Julia's rich ecosystem, which is continuously evolving, allowing you to stay on top of your game.
This book contains the essentials of data science and gives a high-level overview of advanced statistics and techniques. You will dive in and will work on generating insights by performing inferential statistics, and will reveal hidden patterns and trends using data mining. This has the practical coverage of statistics and machine learning. You will develop knowledge to build statistical models and machine learning systems in Julia with attractive visualizations.
You will then delve into the world of Deep learning in Julia and will understand the framework, Mocha.jl with which you can create artificial neural networks and implement deep learning.
This book addresses the challenges of real-world data science problems, including data cleaning, data preparation, inferential statistics, statistical modeling, building high-performance machine learning systems and creating effective visualizations using Julia.
Style and approach
This practical and easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide will get you learning about Julia with respect to data science. Each topic is explained thoroughly and placed in context. For the more inquisitive, we dive deeper into the language and its use case. This is the one true guide to working with Julia in data science.
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