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There are many books in the stores on data science. Is there any book that gives complete guideline to data science? Like separately talks about python (not R), statistics, math, data Visualization software etc. Overall, I need to have a book that talks about complete guideline to data science in any field, or important fields like business, commerce etc.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's important to realize that there cannot be a single book which is "complete" about data science, especially practical aspects such as software libraries and tools. The domain is too vast and evolves too fast: even if this was somehow possible, it would already be incomplete by the time the author is finished writing it. Additionally a data science book which would cover any application in any field would require expertise in literally everything from medicine to astrophysics, it's totally impossible. $\endgroup$
    – Erwan
    Jun 27 at 21:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I can understand. I do not want details about all the topics, I want a full roadmap that mention every topic in very short. $\endgroup$
    – Noor
    Jun 28 at 8:20
  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid that even this is not realistic, there might be books which go quickly through many topics but then there wouldn't be enough detail to understand things well (for example would you expect to learn everything about medicine from just one book?). Also be careful that data science is not something which can be learned only from a book, it requires a lot of practice too. If you want to seriously learn it, in my opinion the best way is to follow a proper course. $\endgroup$
    – Erwan
    Jun 28 at 10:58
  • $\begingroup$ I agree with you totally. Can you suggest me a proper course that is not paid( having some financial crisis right now, not gonna lie)? $\endgroup$
    – Noor
    Jun 29 at 16:29
  • $\begingroup$ I don't have any recommendation myself, maybe you'll find an answer in this question or that one. $\endgroup$
    – Erwan
    Jun 29 at 16:57
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As you say, there are loads of options. Two that I would recommend to anyone:

  1. Data Science for Business - Provost & Fawcett - Bigger picture

  2. Data Science From Scratch - Joel Grus - Finer details

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    $\begingroup$ Please do explain why you recommend these two. $\endgroup$ Jun 27 at 19:31

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