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How can I start in Data Science?

Asked Ibi, Valencian Community, Spain

I haven’t got any technical experience. I studied business administration and management and a master of management and technology of business process. It would be a great achivement for me to learn and understand this field. #business #computer-science #data #science #python #neural #networks

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Hicham’s Answer

Updated Toulouse, Occitanie, France

You can start with some online courses and watching some dedicated youtube channel. Here is some link to start with :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=X3paOmcrTjQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=PPLop4L2eGk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=750&v=FbxTVRfQFuI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=130&v=AoqBwMc9_yY

Some notion in mathematics, statistics, probability wil help you in the transition.

Let me know if you want yo go further in data science and will recommend some more advaced courses

Hicham recommends the following next steps:

  • Take some some Moocs from coursera and EDX and earn some certifications
  • Select an application domaine : marketing, health, biostatitics ...
  • Try to solve some real live problems using open/public data

Sean’s Answer

Data Science is a very broad field and may cover difference techniques in difference companies/circumstances. From your hashtags I am assuming you wanted to learning Machine Learning.

Nowadays there are many useful beginner ML classes online you can find. The most famous one is the one from Andrew Ng on Coursera https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning. It covers the basic of ML.

After getting basic ideas, you can start playing with different Python package on public datasets. You can check out Kaggle competitions, find simple problems to solve, and see how other people solve it in the Kaggle forum. Learning by doing is the way I found most effective. :)

Sean recommends the following next steps:

  • Take https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning
  • Play with public datasets

Abhishek’s Answer

Updated San Jose, California

Data science is a broad field and data scientists usually come from various backgrounds such as business, physics, math, computer science etc. Make sure you learn basic and advanced statistics coupled with programming languages such as Python and R. This should give you a solid foundation in Data science.


- Gain experience in the field you intend to work in (ex: healthcare, physics, business)

- Learn basic and advanced statistics coupled with programming languages such as Python and R

- Kaggle is a great way to gain hands-on experience

Abhishek recommends the following next steps:

  • Gain experience in the field you intend to work in (ex: healthcare, physics, business)
  • Learn basic and advanced statistics coupled with programming languages such as Python and R
  • Kaggle is a great way to gain hands-on experience

Varsha’s Answer

Updated Rochester Hills, Michigan

You can start with high school statistics and start developing some programming and logical skills.Basic statistics can help you develop problem solving and analytical skills.