[Python Edinburgh] Python for Data Analysis?
douglasrhouston at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 22 12:05:10 CET 2014
Also if anyone does any machine learning please feel free to recommend me a
book (for beginners) on that, too ...
On 22 December 2014 at 08:07, Rob Schneider <rmschne at rmschneider.com> wrote:
> Have this book (electronic version) and used it a lot. It's really about
> Pandas (http://pandas.pydata.org) which is to me very interesting.
> There are lots of web articles you can find of R vs. Pandas vs. Python and
> all that.
> For me, bottom line, is that I can plug in Pandas to the large Python app
> I work with and use Pandas/Matplotlib to do a small bit of number crunching
> with it ... rather than struggle to learn and integrate R. As I see what
> Pandas can do I'll only use more of it as time moves on.
> On 22 Dec 2014, at 08:01, Douglas Houston <douglasrhouston at googlemail.com>
> > Sorry, forgot the Coursera details:
> > http://i.imgur.com/joL2LdF.jpg
> > On 22 December 2014 at 08:00, Douglas Houston <
> douglasrhouston at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone have this book?
> > I'm thinking about my planned future use of Python and what I want to do
> with it. I'm looking to get into data science and using it to train
> machine learning algorithms. The following shows the Coursera courses I've
> signed up to (10 in total) to learn how to do this.
> > Should I use Python (in which case a book like this looks useful), or
> should I use R?
> > My R and Python skills are probably on a par right now, but I'm unlikely
> to have the time to get properly fluent in both at the same time any time
> soon, so I have to make a decision.
> > The Data Science Coursera course is focussed solely on R, so perhaps I
> should just roll with that?
> > Any one have any advice?
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