Understand data analysis concepts to make accurate decisions based on data using Python programming and Jupyter Notebook Key FeaturesFind out how to use Python code to extract insights from data using real-world examplesWork with structured data and free text sources to answer questions and add value using dataPerform data analysis from scratch with the help of clear explanations for cleaning, transforming, and visualizing dataBook Description Data literacy is the ability to read, analyze, work with, and argue using data. Data analysis is the process of cleaning and modeling your data to discover useful information. This book combines these two concepts by sharing proven techniques and hands-on examples so that you can learn how to communicate effectively using data. After introducing you to the basics of data analysis using Jupyter Notebook and Python, the book will take you through the fundamentals of data. Packed with practical examples, this guide will teach you how to clean, wrangle, analyze, and visualize data to gain useful insights, and you'll discover how to answer questions using data with easy-to-follow steps. Later chapters teach you about storytelling with data using charts, such as histograms and scatter plots. As you advance, you'll understand how to work with unstructured data using natural language processing (NLP) techniques to perform sentiment analysis. All the knowledge you gain will help you discover key patterns and trends in data using real-world examples. In addition to this, you will learn how to handle data of varying complexity to perform efficient data analysis using modern Python libraries. By the end of this book, you'll have gained the practical skills you need to analyze data with confidence. What you will learnUnderstand the importance of data literacy and how to communicate effectively using dataFind out how to use Python packages such as NumPy, pandas, Matplotlib, and the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) for data analysisWrangle data and create DataFrames using pandasProduce charts and data visualizations using time-series datasetsDiscover relationships and how to join data together using SQLUse NLP techniques to work with unstructured data to create sentiment analysis modelsDiscover patterns in real-world datasets that provide accurate insightsWho this book is for This book is for aspiring data analysts and data scientists looking for hands-on tutorials and real-world examples to understand data analysis concepts using SQL, Python, and Jupyter Notebook. Anyone looking to evolve their skills to become data-driven personally and professionally will also find this book useful. No prior knowledge of data analysis or programming is required to get started with this book.
“Practical Data Analysis – Using Python & Open Source Technology” uses a case-study based approach to explore some of the real-world applications of open source data analysis tools and techniques. Specifically, the following topics are covered in this book: 1. Open Source Data Analysis Tools and Techniques. 2. A Beginner’s Guide to “Python” for Data Analysis. 3. Implementing Custom Search Engines On The Fly. 4. Visualising Missing Data. 5. Sentiment Analysis and Named Entity Recognition. 6. Automatic Document Classification, Clustering and Summarisation. 7. Fraud Detection Using Machine Learning Techniques. 8. Forecasting - Using Data to Map the Future. 9. Continuous Monitoring and Real-Time Analytics. 10. Creating a Robot for Interacting with Web Applications. Free samples of the book is available at - http://timesofdatascience.com
A practical guide to obtaining, transforming, exploring, and analyzing data using Python, MongoDB, and Apache Spark About This Book Learn to use various data analysis tools and algorithms to classify, cluster, visualize, simulate, and forecast your data Apply Machine Learning algorithms to different kinds of data such as social networks, time series, and images A hands-on guide to understanding the nature of data and how to turn it into insight Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who want to implement data analysis and data-driven algorithms in a practical way. It is also suitable for those without a background in data analysis or data processing. Basic knowledge of Python programming, statistics, and linear algebra is assumed. What You Will Learn Acquire, format, and visualize your data Build an image-similarity search engine Generate meaningful visualizations anyone can understand Get started with analyzing social network graphs Find out how to implement sentiment text analysis Install data analysis tools such as Pandas, MongoDB, and Apache Spark Get to grips with Apache Spark Implement machine learning algorithms such as classification or forecasting In Detail Beyond buzzwords like Big Data or Data Science, there are a great opportunities to innovate in many businesses using data analysis to get data-driven products. Data analysis involves asking many questions about data in order to discover insights and generate value for a product or a service. This book explains the basic data algorithms without the theoretical jargon, and you'll get hands-on turning data into insights using machine learning techniques. We will perform data-driven innovation processing for several types of data such as text, Images, social network graphs, documents, and time series, showing you how to implement large data processing with MongoDB and Apache Spark. Style and approach This is a hands-on guide to data analysis and data processing. The concrete examples are explained with simple code and accessible data.
Solve business problems with data-driven techniques and easy-to-follow Python examples KEY FEATURES ● Essential coverage on statistics and data science techniques. ● Exposure to Jupyter, PyCharm, and use of GitHub. ● Real use-cases, best practices, and smart techniques on the use of data science for data applications. DESCRIPTION This book begins with an introduction to Data Science followed by the Python concepts. The readers will understand how to interact with various database and Statistics concepts with their Python implementations. You will learn how to import various types of data in Python, which is the first step of the data analysis process. Once you become comfortable with data importing, you will clean the dataset and after that will gain an understanding about various visualization charts. This book focuses on how to apply feature engineering techniques to make your data more valuable to an algorithm. The readers will get to know various Machine Learning Algorithms, concepts, Time Series data, and a few real-world case studies. This book also presents some best practices that will help you to be industry-ready. This book focuses on how to practice data science techniques while learning their concepts using Python and Jupyter. This book is a complete answer to the most common question that how can you get started with Data Science instead of explaining Mathematics and Statistics behind the Machine Learning Algorithms. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Rapid understanding of Python concepts for data science applications. ● Understand and practice how to run data analysis with data science techniques and algorithms. ● Learn feature engineering, dealing with different datasets, and most trending machine learning algorithms. ● Become self-sufficient to perform data science tasks with the best tools and techniques. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for a beginner or an experienced professional who is thinking about a career or a career switch to Data Science. Each chapter contains easy-to-follow Python examples. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Data Science Fundamentals 2. Installing Software and System Setup 3. Lists and Dictionaries 4. Package, Function, and Loop 5. NumPy Foundation 6. Pandas and DataFrame 7. Interacting with Databases 8. Thinking Statistically in Data Science 9. How to Import Data in Python? 10. Cleaning of Imported Data 11. Data Visualization 12. Data Pre-processing 13. Supervised Machine Learning 14. Unsupervised Machine Learning 15. Handling Time-Series Data 16. Time-Series Methods 17. Case Study-1 18. Case Study-2 19. Case Study-3 20. Case Study-4 21. Python Virtual Environment 22. Introduction to An Advanced Algorithm - CatBoost 23. Revision of All Chapters’ Learning
Understand data analysis pipelines using machine learning algorithms and techniques with this practical guide Key Features Prepare and clean your data to use it for exploratory analysis, data manipulation, and data wrangling Discover supervised, unsupervised, probabilistic, and Bayesian machine learning methods Get to grips with graph processing and sentiment analysis Book Description Data analysis enables you to generate value from small and big data by discovering new patterns and trends, and Python is one of the most popular tools for analyzing a wide variety of data. With this book, you'll get up and running using Python for data analysis by exploring the different phases and methodologies used in data analysis and learning how to use modern libraries from the Python ecosystem to create efficient data pipelines. Starting with the essential statistical and data analysis fundamentals using Python, you'll perform complex data analysis and modeling, data manipulation, data cleaning, and data visualization using easy-to-follow examples. You'll then understand how to conduct time series analysis and signal processing using ARMA models. As you advance, you'll get to grips with smart processing and data analytics using machine learning algorithms such as regression, classification, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), and clustering. In the concluding chapters, you'll work on real-world examples to analyze textual and image data using natural language processing (NLP) and image analytics techniques, respectively. Finally, the book will demonstrate parallel computing using Dask. By the end of this data analysis book, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to prepare data for analysis and create meaningful data visualizations for forecasting values from data. What you will learn Explore data science and its various process models Perform data manipulation using NumPy and pandas for aggregating, cleaning, and handling missing values Create interactive visualizations using Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Bokeh Retrieve, process, and store data in a wide range of formats Understand data preprocessing and feature engineering using pandas and scikit-learn Perform time series analysis and signal processing using sunspot cycle data Analyze textual data and image data to perform advanced analysis Get up to speed with parallel computing using Dask Who this book is for This book is for data analysts, business analysts, statisticians, and data scientists looking to learn how to use Python for data analysis. Students and academic faculties will also find this book useful for learning and teaching Python data analysis using a hands-on approach. A basic understanding of math and working knowledge of the Python programming language will help you get started with this book.
Over 85 recipes to help you complete real-world data science projects in R and Python About This Book Tackle every step in the data science pipeline and use it to acquire, clean, analyze, and visualize your data Get beyond the theory and implement real-world projects in data science using R and Python Easy-to-follow recipes will help you understand and implement the numerical computing concepts Who This Book Is For If you are an aspiring data scientist who wants to learn data science and numerical programming concepts through hands-on, real-world project examples, this is the book for you. Whether you are brand new to data science or you are a seasoned expert, you will benefit from learning about the structure of real-world data science projects and the programming examples in R and Python. What You Will Learn Learn and understand the installation procedure and environment required for R and Python on various platforms Prepare data for analysis by implement various data science concepts such as acquisition, cleaning and munging through R and Python Build a predictive model and an exploratory model Analyze the results of your model and create reports on the acquired data Build various tree-based methods and Build random forest In Detail As increasing amounts of data are generated each year, the need to analyze and create value out of it is more important than ever. Companies that know what to do with their data and how to do it well will have a competitive advantage over companies that don't. Because of this, there will be an increasing demand for people that possess both the analytical and technical abilities to extract valuable insights from data and create valuable solutions that put those insights to use. Starting with the basics, this book covers how to set up your numerical programming environment, introduces you to the data science pipeline, and guides you through several data projects in a step-by-step format. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly familiarize yourself with the process and learn how to apply it to a variety of situations with examples using the two most popular programming languages for data analysis—R and Python. Style and approach This step-by-step guide to data science is full of hands-on examples of real-world data science tasks. Each recipe focuses on a particular task involved in the data science pipeline, ranging from readying the dataset to analytics and visualization
Build, monitor, and manage real-time data pipelines to create data engineering infrastructure efficiently using open-source Apache projects Key FeaturesBecome well-versed in data architectures, data preparation, and data optimization skills with the help of practical examplesDesign data models and learn how to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data using PythonSchedule, automate, and monitor complex data pipelines in productionBook Description Data engineering provides the foundation for data science and analytics, and forms an important part of all businesses. This book will help you to explore various tools and methods that are used for understanding the data engineering process using Python. The book will show you how to tackle challenges commonly faced in different aspects of data engineering. You’ll start with an introduction to the basics of data engineering, along with the technologies and frameworks required to build data pipelines to work with large datasets. You’ll learn how to transform and clean data and perform analytics to get the most out of your data. As you advance, you'll discover how to work with big data of varying complexity and production databases, and build data pipelines. Using real-world examples, you’ll build architectures on which you’ll learn how to deploy data pipelines. By the end of this Python book, you’ll have gained a clear understanding of data modeling techniques, and will be able to confidently build data engineering pipelines for tracking data, running quality checks, and making necessary changes in production. What you will learnUnderstand how data engineering supports data science workflowsDiscover how to extract data from files and databases and then clean, transform, and enrich itConfigure processors for handling different file formats as well as both relational and NoSQL databasesFind out how to implement a data pipeline and dashboard to visualize resultsUse staging and validation to check data before landing in the warehouseBuild real-time pipelines with staging areas that perform validation and handle failuresGet to grips with deploying pipelines in the production environmentWho this book is for This book is for data analysts, ETL developers, and anyone looking to get started with or transition to the field of data engineering or refresh their knowledge of data engineering using Python. This book will also be useful for students planning to build a career in data engineering or IT professionals preparing for a transition. No previous knowledge of data engineering is required.
Discover how to describe your data in detail, identify data issues, and find out how to solve them using commonly used techniques and tips and tricks Key FeaturesGet well-versed with various data cleaning techniques to reveal key insightsManipulate data of different complexities to shape them into the right form as per your business needsClean, monitor, and validate large data volumes to diagnose problems before moving on to data analysisBook Description Getting clean data to reveal insights is essential, as directly jumping into data analysis without proper data cleaning may lead to incorrect results. This book shows you tools and techniques that you can apply to clean and handle data with Python. You'll begin by getting familiar with the shape of data by using practices that can be deployed routinely with most data sources. Then, the book teaches you how to manipulate data to get it into a useful form. You'll also learn how to filter and summarize data to gain insights and better understand what makes sense and what does not, along with discovering how to operate on data to address the issues you've identified. Moving on, you'll perform key tasks, such as handling missing values, validating errors, removing duplicate data, monitoring high volumes of data, and handling outliers and invalid dates. Next, you'll cover recipes on using supervised learning and Naive Bayes analysis to identify unexpected values and classification errors, and generate visualizations for exploratory data analysis (EDA) to visualize unexpected values. Finally, you'll build functions and classes that you can reuse without modification when you have new data. By the end of this Python book, you'll be equipped with all the key skills that you need to clean data and diagnose problems within it. What you will learnFind out how to read and analyze data from a variety of sourcesProduce summaries of the attributes of data frames, columns, and rowsFilter data and select columns of interest that satisfy given criteriaAddress messy data issues, including working with dates and missing valuesImprove your productivity in Python pandas by using method chainingUse visualizations to gain additional insights and identify potential data issuesEnhance your ability to learn what is going on in your dataBuild user-defined functions and classes to automate data cleaningWho this book is for This book is for anyone looking for ways to handle messy, duplicate, and poor data using different Python tools and techniques. The book takes a recipe-based approach to help you to learn how to clean and manage data. Working knowledge of Python programming is all you need to get the most out of the book.
Reinforce your understanding of data science and data analysis from a statistical perspective to extract meaningful insights from your data using Python programming Key FeaturesWork your way through the entire data analysis pipeline with statistics concerns in mind to make reasonable decisionsUnderstand how various data science algorithms functionBuild a solid foundation in statistics for data science and machine learning using Python-based examplesBook Description Statistics remain the backbone of modern analysis tasks, helping you to interpret the results produced by data science pipelines. This book is a detailed guide covering the math and various statistical methods required for undertaking data science tasks. The book starts by showing you how to preprocess data and inspect distributions and correlations from a statistical perspective. You’ll then get to grips with the fundamentals of statistical analysis and apply its concepts to real-world datasets. As you advance, you’ll find out how statistical concepts emerge from different stages of data science pipelines, understand the summary of datasets in the language of statistics, and use it to build a solid foundation for robust data products such as explanatory models and predictive models. Once you’ve uncovered the working mechanism of data science algorithms, you’ll cover essential concepts for efficient data collection, cleaning, mining, visualization, and analysis. Finally, you’ll implement statistical methods in key machine learning tasks such as classification, regression, tree-based methods, and ensemble learning. By the end of this Essential Statistics for Non-STEM Data Analysts book, you’ll have learned how to build and present a self-contained, statistics-backed data product to meet your business goals. What you will learnFind out how to grab and load data into an analysis environmentPerform descriptive analysis to extract meaningful summaries from dataDiscover probability, parameter estimation, hypothesis tests, and experiment design best practicesGet to grips with resampling and bootstrapping in PythonDelve into statistical tests with variance analysis, time series analysis, and A/B test examplesUnderstand the statistics behind popular machine learning algorithmsAnswer questions on statistics for data scientist interviewsWho this book is for This book is an entry-level guide for data science enthusiasts, data analysts, and anyone starting out in the field of data science and looking to learn the essential statistical concepts with the help of simple explanations and examples. If you’re a developer or student with a non-mathematical background, you’ll find this book useful. Working knowledge of the Python programming language is required.
Enhance your simulation modeling skills by creating and analyzing digital prototypes of a physical model using Python programming with this comprehensive guide Key FeaturesLearn to create a digital prototype of a real model using hands-on examplesEvaluate the performance and output of your prototype using simulation modeling techniquesUnderstand various statistical and physical simulations to improve systems using PythonBook Description Simulation modeling helps you to create digital prototypes of physical models to analyze how they work and predict their performance in the real world. With this comprehensive guide, you'll understand various computational statistical simulations using Python. Starting with the fundamentals of simulation modeling, you'll understand concepts such as randomness and explore data generating processes, resampling methods, and bootstrapping techniques. You'll then cover key algorithms such as Monte Carlo simulations and Markov decision processes, which are used to develop numerical simulation models, and discover how they can be used to solve real-world problems. As you advance, you'll develop simulation models to help you get accurate results and enhance decision-making processes. Using optimization techniques, you'll learn to modify the performance of a model to improve results and make optimal use of resources. The book will guide you in creating a digital prototype using practical use cases for financial engineering, prototyping project management to improve planning, and simulating physical phenomena using neural networks. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to construct and deploy simulation models of your own to overcome real-world challenges. What you will learnGain an overview of the different types of simulation modelsGet to grips with the concepts of randomness and data generation processUnderstand how to work with discrete and continuous distributionsWork with Monte Carlo simulations to calculate a definite integralFind out how to simulate random walks using Markov chainsObtain robust estimates of confidence intervals and standard errors of population parametersDiscover how to use optimization methods in real-life applicationsRun efficient simulations to analyze real-world systemsWho this book is for Hands-On Simulation Modeling with Python is for simulation developers and engineers, model designers, and anyone already familiar with the basic computational methods that are used to study the behavior of systems. This book will help you explore advanced simulation techniques such as Monte Carlo methods, statistical simulations, and much more using Python. Working knowledge of Python programming language is required.
Practical Data Science for Information Professionals provides an accessible introduction to a potentially complex field, providing readers with an overview of data science and a framework for its application. It provides detailed examples and analysis on real data sets to explore the basics of the subject in three principle areas: clustering and social network analysis; predictions and forecasts; and text analysis and mining. As well as highlighting a wealth of user-friendly data science tools, the book also includes some example code in two of the most popular programming languages (R and Python) to demonstrate the ease with which the information professional can move beyond the graphical user interface and achieve significant analysis with just a few lines of code. After reading, readers will understand: · the growing importance of data science · the role of the information professional in data science · some of the most important tools and methods that information professionals can use. Bringing together the growing importance of data science and the increasing role of information professionals in the management and use of data, Practical Data Science for Information Professionals will provide a practical introduction to the topic specifically designed for the information community. It will appeal to librarians and information professionals all around the world, from large academic libraries to small research libraries. By focusing on the application of open source software, it aims to reduce barriers for readers to use the lessons learned within.
Practical Machine Learning for Data Analysis Using Python is a problem solver’s guide for creating real-world intelligent systems. It provides a comprehensive approach with concepts, practices, hands-on examples, and sample code. The book teaches readers the vital skills required to understand and solve different problems with machine learning. It teaches machine learning techniques necessary to become a successful practitioner, through the presentation of real-world case studies in Python machine learning ecosystems. The book also focuses on building a foundation of machine learning knowledge to solve different real-world case studies across various fields, including biomedical signal analysis, healthcare, security, economics, and finance. Moreover, it covers a wide range of machine learning models, including regression, classification, and forecasting. The goal of the book is to help a broad range of readers, including IT professionals, analysts, developers, data scientists, engineers, and graduate students, to solve their own real-world problems. Offers a comprehensive overview of the application of machine learning tools in data analysis across a wide range of subject areas Teaches readers how to apply machine learning techniques to biomedical signals, financial data, and healthcare data Explores important classification and regression algorithms as well as other machine learning techniques Explains how to use Python to handle data extraction, manipulation, and exploration techniques, as well as how to visualize data spread across multiple dimensions and extract useful features