Editor’s Note: July’s feature on Techopedia is Analytics. Don’t miss our free Webinar, “How Can Analytics Improve Business.” I am frequently asked how to learn data mining and data science. Here is my summary. You can best…
Here are seven steps for learning data mining and data science. Although they are numbered, you can do them in parallel or in a different order.
Languages: Learn R, Python and SQLTools: Learn how to use data mining and visualization toolsTextbooks: Read introductory textbooks to understand the fundamentalsEducation: Watch webinars, take courses and consider a certificate or a degree in data science (Read more in Ben Lorica’s How to Nurture a Data Scientist.)Data: Check available data resources and find something thereCompetitions: Participate in data mining competitionsInteract with other data scientists, via social networks, groups and meetings