Here are awesome data resources just for you! 🎉
This is the Sept. 2020 version of the monthly email with great data science resources from Jeff Hale.
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Everything below is designed to help you sharpen your data skills and everything has a lot of awesome! Let's get to it! 🚀
Awesome dashboard 🖼
When the White House had a COVID-19 outbreak in early October data was less than forthcoming, Peter James Walker created a Tableau Public dashboard to help keep track of who had tested positive and negative. The dashboard helped provide organized information when contract tracing wasn't conducted. Citizen data science in action!
Awesome video 📽
Jeremy Howard's I Like Notebooks video was released this past week. Watch it and I bet you'll learn something new about Jupyter notebooks. Jeremy showcases the packages fast.ai has made to turn notebooks into blogging, book writing, testing tools.
Awesome sources for data 📊
Looking for a dataset to try to answer a question, make a project, or practice your skills? I made a list of my favorites and wrote about them here.
Awesome article 🚀
Randy Au's latest article has great practical advice for starting out if you're the only data scientist on staff.
Awesome books for learning data skills 📖
If you or someone you know is looking to learn data analysis and data science skills, I've got a deal for you. My Data Skills Book Bundle of 4 ebooks is available for a savings of over 60%! For $29 USD you get Memorable Python, Memorable Pandas, Memorable SQL, and Memorable Docker. You'll learn the foundations of Python programming, data manipulation with the pandas library, SQL with PostgreSQL, and how to use Docker containers. 👍
Awesome package 🛠
Making packages in Python is kind of a pain. I wrote a three-part series on the process here. The nbdev package looks like a fantastic time saver for making packages. It handles documentation, testing, nice exports, and more. Jeremy Howard talks about it in the awesome video mentioned above.
Awesome keyboard shortcuts ⌨️
You often want to indent or outdent multiple lines of text or code at the same time. Use cmd + ] to indent and cmd + [ to outdent. On a Windows machine substitute Ctrl for cmd.
Thanks for being awesome! 🎉