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Questions tagged [education]

education tag is used for data science programs including university programs and professional certificates.

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MOOC importance [closed]

My problem is that at our masters program we have already been taught R, Statistics, Neural nets, Python (pandas, sklearn, etc). Also my master thesis is directly related to Deep Learning and Computer ...
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What are the top schools for online part-time Masters in data science/analytics programs? Is it much better to do the program in person? [closed]

I am looking to get my Masters in Science in Data Science or Analytics. I will continue working during the program so it needs to be part-time. I would prefer to do an online course, but if in-person ...
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Which is better for Data Science, a double major in Math & CS or Physics & CS? [closed]

My dream occupation is to work as a Data Scientist. I'm soon going to be completing my first semester as a physics student, as part of an incredibly prestigious physics program. We get to run an ...
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Can you recommend a machine learning challenge that is suitable for novices?

I am looking for a challenge that is suitable for a group of novices who want to learn the basics of data science and machine learning. The challenge should match the following criteria: is based on ...
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How many people can use a single Hadoop cluster at one time?

I would like to know how many people can use a single Hadoop cluster at one time? I am asking because I need to figure out whether or not a single 5 or 10 node cluster would be sufficient to host a ...
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Is deep learning a must in a Data Science MSc programme? [closed]

I am reading the programme outline of this two-year MSc in Data Science and I found that it has no deep learning content (as in many other european ones). I am no expert but as far as I've seen I ...
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Can i pursue a career in data science with a business analytics degree? [closed]

I had a question regarding about a career as a data scientist. Im pursuing a degree in business analytics with a minor computer science. Could i still become a data scientist with a bachelors degree ...
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Help on designing data science curriculum from “traditional” offerings

So I'm hoping to ask professionals for their advice here. My university doesn't offer a "data science" major and I'm cobbling one together from different departments. So far I have a math major with ...
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Spark DataFrame courses

If I understand the Databricks philosophy correctly, Spark will soon be heavily moving toward dataframes, i.e. away from the usual map/reduce on RDDs. I was wondering if there are any good suggestions ...
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What is most likely the bare minimum knowledge one has to have to become data scientist? [closed]

I am a Python developer but I want to become a data scientist. My Question: At its core what is the bare minimum I need to have to make this transition? I know it cannot simply be that I need to ...
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Data science after a physics degree? [closed]

I'm currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in physics from a university in the UK. Most data science jobs here have a strong preference for people with PhDs in numerate degrees like physics and maths. ...
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Master of Statistics or Master of Data Science [closed]

Many Universities now offer Masters Degrees in data science; I'm curious as to people's opinions on whether a traditional master of statistics is a better to fit for working in the field of in data ...
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Establishing data science programs as an independent discipline

What are the benefits of establishing data science programs as an independent discipline rather than creating data scientists in different fields? (for students, universities and the society as a ...
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Domain-specific data science programs

I am looking for domain-specific data science programs (as a major, not a minor or specialization). I found programs in bio-statistics (and other disciplines in public health), MS in marketing ...
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PhD program in statistics [closed]

I am a first year PhD student in statistics. During this year I have analyzed the scopes of interest of my scientific advisor and found them unpromising. He is majored in mixtures with varying ...
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Data Science education curriculum design and guidelines in Computer Science and other Disciplines

I am studying data science education curriculum design and guidelines. All resources I have up to now is about data science in statistics education and library and information science education. Is ...
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How deep should ones linear algebra knowledge be before starting data science? [closed]

How important is linear algebra to being a data scientist? Are we talking college postgraduate level?
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Master degree in Data Science [closed]

I am looking to change careers and would appreciate some advice. I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a JD. Needless to say, these were not the best decisions and I would like to ...
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Data science without knowledge of a specific topic, is it worth pursuing as a career? [closed]

I had a conversation with someone recently and mentioned my interest in data analysis and who I intended to learn the necessary skills and tools. They suggested to me that while it is great to learn ...
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Some suggestion for career in data science or predictive modeling

I am looking to choose my career in the area of decision science or predictive modeling and I am aware that this is kind of opinion based but I would like to have some suggestion from experts that I ...
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What's the difference between data products and intelligent systems?

Basically, both are software systems that are based on data and algorithms.
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Starting my career as Data Scientist, is Software Engineering experience required? [closed]

I am an MSc student at the University of Edinburgh, specialized in machine learning and natural language processing. I had some practical courses focused on data mining, and others dealing with ...
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What are good sources to learn about Bootstrap?

I think that Bootstrap can be useful in my work, where we have a lot a variables that we don't know the distribution of it. So, simulations could help. What are good sources to learn about Bootstrap/...
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Online machine learning tutorial

Does anyone know some good tutorials on online machine learning technics? I.e. how it can be used in real-time environments, what are key differences compared to normal machine learning methods etc. ...
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Data Science oriented dataset/research question for Statistics MSc thesis

I'd like to explore 'data science'. The term seems a little vague to me, but I expect it to require: machine learning (rather than traditional statistics); a large enough dataset that you have to run ...
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What do you think of Data Science certifications?

I've now seen two data science certification programs - the John Hopkins one available at Coursera and the Cloudera one. I'm sure there are others out there. The John Hopkins set of classes is ...
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Qualifications for PhD Programs

Yann LeCun mentioned in his AMA that he considers having a PhD very important in order to get a job at a top company. I have a masters in statistics and my undergrad was in economics and applied math,...
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Is Data Science just a trend or is a long term concept? [closed]

I see a lot of courses in Data Science emerging in the last 2 years. Even big universities like Stanford and Columbia offers MS specifically in Data Science. But as long as I see, it looks like data ...
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What open-source books (or other materials) provide a relatively thorough overview of data science? [closed]

As a researcher and instructor, I'm looking for open-source books (or similar materials) that provide a relatively thorough overview of data science from an applied perspective. To be clear, I'm ...