Data Science

Career Data Science

Do you need a Master or PhD to be a Data Scientist?

Python Programmer offers up his thoughts on whether or not an advanced degree is needed to do data science.

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Data Driven Data Science Podcasts

Data Driven: Big Plans for Season 3 and More

Frank and Andy are in the same place for the first time in a while, so they meet up to plan season 3 of Data Driven. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at

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Data Science

Free Data Science Full Course for Beginners posted a nearly six hour long video course that covers the basics of data science.

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Data Science R

Exploring Data with R

In my latest column in MSDN Magazine, I explore R and what makes it a powerful and elegant language for exploring and manipulating data. A robust developer community has emerged around R, with the most popular repository for R packages being the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). CRAN has various packages that cover anything from Bayesian […]

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7 Steps to Mastering SQL for Data Science — 2019 Edition
Data Data Science

7 Steps to Mastering SQL for Data Science

Here’s a great intro/refresher for SQL/RDBMS developers who are curious about getting in to data science. What is Structured Query Language (SQL) and why is it so integral to data management? Some time ago I wrote 7 Steps to Mastering SQL for Data Science , a post which attempted to aggregate and organize some of […]

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Big Data Data Science

Can You Recognize Yourself from Your Data?

BBC Click explores the impact of GDPR one year later and offers a brief glimpse into what our smartphones know about us.

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Data Science Python

Data Science Best Practices with pandas

Data School has a great video on the pandas library. In it, you’ll use pandas to answer questions about a real-world dataset. Through each exercise, you’ll learn important data science skills as well as “best practices” for using pandas. By the end of the tutorial, you’ll be more fluent at using pandas to correctly and […]

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Data Science Statistics

Data Science in the NBA

Bloomberg takes a look at the unique role of data science in professional basketball. From the description: With her PhD in math, Ivana Seric had expected to wind up with a career in academia—but thanks to the growing use of statistical analysis in the NBA, she took a job with the Philadelphia 76ers instead. As […]

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AI Data Science

How AI will Liberate Doctors from Keyboards and Basements

Machines can help doctors by spotting abnormalities in X-rays or MRA scans that the physicians themselves may have missed. AI can also help physicians by analyzing data and, through the use of algorithms, produce possible diagnoses. The hope is that this freed up time, as doctors make their rounds, can help physicians establish better connections […]

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Azure Data Science

PASS Data Science Virtual Group on Azure Certification DP-100 Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure

The PASS Data Science Virtual Group had a great session on the DP-100 exam (Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure). Until this month, the exam had been in beta: however, the presenter has just passed the exam (first try). The purpose of this event is to share a viewpoint on how to […]

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