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How to Use Dataquest

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 […]

Learning Python for Data Science the Right Way

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 […]

Learn Python for Data Science from Scratch

It’s virtually impossible to succeed at anything without a solid understanding of the fundamentals. That’s why we take particular care in ensuring that our introductory courses, the gateways to data science, are as well-crafted as possible. Today, we’re announcing the re-launch of our introductory Python course, Python for Data Science: Fundamentals. It’s available right now, […]

An Intro to Deep Learning in Python

Deep learning is a type of machine learning that’s growing at an almost frightening pace. Nearly every projection has the deep learning industry expanding massively over the next decade. This market research report, for example, expects deep learning to grow 71x in the US and more than that globally over the next ten years. There’s […]

Learn to do Data Viz in R

One of the reasons that R is a top language for data science is that it’s great for data visualization. R users can take advantage of the wildly popular ggplot2 package to turn massive data sets into easily-readable charts in just a few lines of code. That can be incredibly valuable for presenting your data, […]

How to Start Learning R for Data Science

In the world of data science, R is an increasingly popular programming language for a reason. It was built with statistical manipulation in mind, and there’s an incredible ecosystem of packages for R that let you do amazing things – particularly in data visualization – that would be much more difficult in Python. But R […]

Write for Dataquest

The Dataquest blog is read by over 100,000 readers each month — this is an opportunity for you to get your work seen, and grow your platform. You don’t have to be a professional writer to join our Community Writers Program. We will work with you to revise, refine, and publish your post to share […]

Introducing our new Interface

Our new mission design has arrived! Over the past few months we’ve been tirelessly talking to students like you to learn how we can improve the mission interface. Today we are unveiling the results of this hard work. Since a lot has changed, we wanted to take a moment to describe the big changes and […]

What’s New in v1.14: Data Engineering Path & Performance Improvements!

Our latest Dataquest release has over 20 new features, including many major performance improvements and the launch of our much-anticipated data engineering path. New Path: Data Engineering The first course in our Data Engineering Path is here! Data Engineering is a broad field which includes: Working with Big Data Architecting distributed systems Creating reliable pipelines […]

Whats New in v1.10: Answer diffs, Improved Q&A!

Along with our two new data visualization courses (Exploratory Data Visualization and Storytelling Through Data Visualization) our latest release includes two major features designed to make your life easier — enhanced Q&A and answer diffing. Introducing: Output & Variable Diffing When you’re learning to code, it can be frustrating to be stuck on an exercise […]

What’s New in Dataquest v1.9: Console, hotkeys, and more!

Whenever you send us feedback or an ideas for a feature, we read and catalogue your suggestions. We then use this to help planning features and improvements for Dataquest. Today we’re excited to launch two of our most-requested features: Hotkeys and a Python Console. Introducing the Python console Many of you have told us that […]

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