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Python for Data Science For Dummies by Luca Massaron, John Paul Mueller

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Introduction

You rely on data science absolutely every day to perform an amazing array of tasks or to obtain services from someone else. In fact, you’ve probably used data science in ways that you never expected. For example, when you used your favorite search engine this morning to look for something, it made suggestions on alternative search terms. Those terms are supplied by data science. When you went to the doctor last week and discovered the lump you found wasn’t cancer, it’s likely the doctor made his prognosis with the help of data science. In fact, you might work with data science every day and not even know it. Python for Data Science For Dummies not only gets you started using data science to perform a wealth of practical tasks but also helps you realize just how many places data science is used. By knowing how to answer data science problems and where to employ data science, you gain a significant advantage over everyone else, increasing your chances at promotion or that new job you really want.

About This Book

The main purpose of Python for Data Science For Dummies is to take the scare factor out of data science by showing you that data science is not only really interesting but also quite doable using Python. You might assume that you need to be a computer science genius to perform the complex tasks normally associated with data science, but that’s far from the truth. Python comes with a host of useful libraries that do all the heavy lifting for you in the background. ...

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