Why R is My Favorite Language for “First Time” Data Scientists

Probably the most common question I get from new data science students is, “Which language should I learn … R or Python?” This is a somewhat complex question to answer, because it depends on who you are and what your goals are. Having said that, I do have a preference for first time data scientists. … Read more

How to use the Pandas Replace Technique

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In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to use the Pandas replace technique to change values inside of a Pandas dataframe. I’ll explain what the technique does, explain the syntax, and show you step-by-step examples. If you need something specific, you can click on any of the following links. Table of Contents: Introduction Syntax Examples Frequently … Read more

The 5 Python Skills You Need Before You Study Machine Learning

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Machine learning is a very powerful skill. And machine learning is a valuable skill. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a machine learning engineer is about $127,000 in early 2021. If you already know some Python, then upskilling to add machine learning to your skill set could increase your earning power a lot. The … Read more