In this beginner Python tutorial, we’ll take a look at mutable and immutable data types, and learn how to keep dictionaries and lists from being modified by our functions.
Is it better take notes by computer or by hand? The science suggests that the answer isn’t as simple as you might have heard.
There’s no doubt that data scientists are in high demand. But the dearth of data scientists at higher levels, in combination with the “sexiest job” media hype, have attracted a lot of new blood to the profession. That’s caused a bit more competition than you might be expecting when it comes to entry-level positions. So how can you […]
Dataquest’s learning platform is user-friendly enough that if you’d like to, you can simply dive right in. But if you’re the type who likes to flip through the user manual first, this article is for you. In it, we’re going to cover the basic features of the Dataquest platform, and pass along some helpful tips […]
When it comes to learning data science online, students have a wide variety of options, but one of the most basic choices every student must make is whether they’d prefer to learn by reading text or by watching video. Most MOOCs, because they’re based on the traditional college lecture format, present their information via video lectures. Even […]
Data cleaning might not be the reason you got interested in data science, but if you’re going to be a data scientist, no skill is more crucial. Learn how to clean data with Python and pandas in our new course.
Applying for data science jobs? Don’t make a mistake in your project portfolio or Github that could rule you out right out of the gate!
Thinking about kickstarting a career in data analytics? These 10 high-paying jobs may just be the motivation you need to learn more about the data science industry and gain the specific skills you need to succeed.
Are you falling victim to the ‘phone proximity effect’? If you study with your phone close to you, studies suggest it may be hurting your performance.
Can you learn data science online without a background in math or programming? This Dataquest student is living proof that anybody can learn data science.
What can you do to make your data science job applications stand out and get hired as a data scientist? Here are some high- and low-risk strategies.
Last week, we launched a totally revamped version of our introductory Python course. Now, we’re doing the same for our intermediate Python course. Say hello to Python for Data Science: Intermediate! The new course is available now, and just like the introductory Python course, it’s completely free. This course has been carefully designed to build […]
You really can learn Python from scratch, but it’s a lot easier to do if you have the right approach and avoid the pitfalls that derail many learners.
You probably already know that internal motivation is more powerful than external motivation. But did you know that the type of internal motivation could matter when it comes to unlocking better performance? Learning data science can be a slog. At Dataquest, we try to make it as easy and fun as possible, but there’s no magic […]
Microsoft Excel could be the single most popular piece of software in the business community. Released over thirty years ago, Excel is still used every day in countries across the globe to store, manipulate, and analyze data. It’s so widely used that becoming an Excel wizard can be a significant boost to your earnings. But […]