How can I prepare myself to enter the field of data science?


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How can I prepare myself to enter the field of data science?

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Answer

To prepare yourself to enter the field of data science, two very important things to do are to study important topics, and to practice and work on projects.

The main topics that one should study are Mathematics and Computer Science.

For mathematics you should have a knowledge of statistics, probability, and at least a knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. For computer science, you should have a good grasp of programming and general data structures and algorithms. You should also aim to know all the Python Data Science packages covered in the course, as well as SQL.

In addition to studying, it is important to keep practicing and working on projects.

A good way of practicing is to apply the data science process on real datasets available online, thinking of new questions and analyzing the results. Creating projects and contributing to open source projects is also great practice and gives you experience.


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