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Should I Learn Python 2 or 3? (and Why It Matters)

If you’re wondering whether you should learn Python 2 or Python 3, you’re not alone. This is one of the questions we hear most often at Dataquest, where we teach Python as part of our Data Science curriculum. Let’s settle this issue.  Spoiler: at Dataquest, we only teach Python 3. If you’re ready to start […]

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54 Best Data Science Books in 2022 (Vetted by Experts)

Learn Python, R, machine learning, social media scraping, and much more from these free data science books you can download today.

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55 Fun (and Unique) Python Project Ideas for Beginners in 2022

Building projects is an extremely succesful way to learn, but building Python projects for beginners can be difficult. Learn how to build with success!

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How to Learn Data Science in 2022 (A CEO’s In-Depth Guide)

Trying to learn data science can be overwhelming, but this is a valuable skill to have in today’s business world. Here’s how you can approach it.

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Python Strings: An In-Depth Tutorial (55+ Code Examples)

Data types help us categorize data items. They determine the kinds of operations that we can perform on a data item. In Python, the common standard data types include numbers, string, list, tuple, boolean, set, and dictionary. In this tutorial, we’ll focus on the string data type. We will discuss how to declare the string […]

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How to Learn Python (Step-By-Step) in 2022

Learn Python the right way, avoid the “cliff of boring,” and give yourself the best chance to actually learn to code by following these steps.

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Happy Birthday, Python!!

With a 29.69% global share, according to Statistics Times, Python is head and shoulders above the next most popular programming language. There are a number of reasons why this versatile language has taken over the number one spot. This year, with Python turning 31 years old, we thought we’d take a look at what makes […]

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NLP Project Part 1: Scraping the Web to Gather Data

This is the first in a series of posts describing my natural language processing (NLP) project. To really benefit from this NLP article, you should understand the pandas library and know regex for cleaning data. We’ll also focus on web scraping, so elementary knowledge of HTML (the language used for creating websites) is very helpful, […]

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Why does SQL Server Consume So Much Memory

According to the company, Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS). In relational databases, all SQL Servers use the SQL programming language, which is well-known and widely used. Microsoft created SQL Server’s Transact-SQL implementation, also referred to as T-SQL, used by SQL Server. A number of programming constructs not found in SQL […]

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Top Conferences for Data Professionals

When it comes to data science, we all know one great way of developing knowledge and skills is to simply dive in and do the work. However, there is another way to flatten the learning curve in the data science field, and it’s by learning from more experienced and successful data professionals who can share […]

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