“A Whirlwind Tour of Python” by Jake VanderPlas is a handy little reference for those with some prior programming experience but who are new to Python. It is compact (only 98 pages) yet feature rich, and is a good starting point for picking up Python.Keep reading
One unexpected benefit of joining Kaggle was the discovery of an introductory Python course on Kaggle Learn. It is free to use and consists of short tutorials and hands-on notebook exercises that highlight the key aspects of the language.
The course has a focus on data science applications and is targeted at those with some prior coding experience.Keep reading
After completing Alexis Cook’s very useful Titanic Tutorial, I couldn’t help myself and spent a couple of days hacking around to try and improve my score without going through the usual data science workflow of EDA, feature engineering, model selection, hyperparameter tuning, train/test iterations.
I know it’s not the proper way of doing data science, but like I said, I just couldn’t help myself.Keep reading
The first port of call for all Kagglers is the “Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster” practice competition, where you get to use machine learning to create a model that predicts which passengers survived the Titanic shipwreck.Keep reading
I was planning to sign-up for Kaggle further down in my data science learning journey, only after I had built up sufficient foundational knowledge and skills. However, I decided to take a quick look under the hood, and found that it was surprisingly easy to get started.Keep reading
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