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How Long Does It Take to Learn Python? (& 6 Learning Hacks)

Are you ready to learn Python for Data Science? With the right program, habits and structure you can master it more quickly than you might think.

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Python Practice Online: 65 Ways to Improve Your Skills (for Free)

Getting good Python practice can help solidify your coding skills. Here are some of the best resources for practicing Python:

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Why Data Science Bootcamps Aren’t Ideal (Plus Alternatives)

Should you enroll in an online data science bootcamp or try one of the expensive offline schools? Here’s how your options stack up when it comes to learning data science.

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Dataquest and Toronto Womxn in Data Science Partner on #100DaysofCode Challenge

Dataquest is proud to announce that we have partnered with Toronto Womxn in Data Science, a social enterprise with the vision is to inspire and empower 1 million data-literate womxn, increase the recruitment and retention of womxn in data professions, and encourage innovation in this space. They will be running a joint #100DaysofCode Challenge to […]

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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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Learn Data Science, Launch Your New Career with Dataquest

Data professionals are in demand, and the opportunities are growing, but breaking into the field can feel overwhelming. Data science is everywhere, and data professionals work in every imaginable industry, but you’ll need a few skills before you can start a new career in data science — or advance in your existing career. That’s where […]

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Most Helpful Python Libraries for Data Cleaning in 2021

Most surveys indicate that data scientists and data analysts spend 70-80% of their time cleaning and preparing data for analysis. For many data workers, the cleaning and preparation of data is also their least favorite part of their job, so they spend the other 20-30% of their time complaining about it . . . or […]

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11 Reasons To Learn Bash (A.K.A. Command Line)

Learn the command line (also called terminal, bash, or shell), a skill that is critical for doing data science work and building data pipelines efficiently.

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11 Real World Applications for Python Skills

Python is one of the most frequently-recommended programming languages. You’ve probably heard people say that’s because it’s relatively easy to learn — and that’s true! But is Python actually useful? What are some of the real-world applications for Python skills once you’ve got them? In this post, we’ll look at some of the most common […]

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SQL Operators: 6 Different Types (w/ Examples)

We have previously covered why you need to learn SQL to get a data job in 2021, as well as publishing a full list of SQL commands to help you get started. Next, we’re going to be looking at SQL operators. We’re going to cover what exactly SQL operators are, before providing a comprehensive list […]

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