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    DescriptionCollecting data is relatively easy, but turning raw information into something useful requires that you know how to extract precisely what you need. With this insightful book, intermediate to experienced programmers interested in data analysis will learn techniques for working with data in a business environment. You'll learn how to look at data to discover what it contains, how to capture those ideas in conceptual models, and then feed your understanding back into the organization through business plans, metrics dashboards, and other applications. Along the way, you'll experiment with concepts through hands-on workshops at the end of each chapter. Above all, you'll learn how to think about the results you want to achieve -- rather than rely on tools to think for you. * Use graphics to describe data with one, two, or dozens of variables * Develop conceptual models using back-of-the-envelope calculations, as well as scaling and probability arguments * Mine data with computationally intensive methods such as simulation and clustering * Make your conclusions understandable through reports, dashboards, and other metrics programs * Understand financial calculations, including the time-value of money * Use dimensionality reduction techniques or predictive analytics to conquer challenging data analysis situations * Become familiar with different open source programming environments for data analysis "Finally, a concise reference for understanding how to conquer piles of data." --Austin King, Senior Web Developer, Mozilla "An indispensable text for aspiring data scientists." --Michael E. Driscoll, CEO/Founder, Dataspora


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    Title
    Data Analysis with Open Source Tools
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philipp K. Janert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 540
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 851 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780596802356
    ISBN 10: 0596802358
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20, 10
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    BIC subject category V2: UYAM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16310
    Ingram Subject Code: XX
    B&T Approval Code: A48403048
    DC22: 005.3
    BISAC V2.8: COM077000
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    Libri: ANAL6030, DATE5100
    LC classification: QA76.9.D343 J37 2011
    Thema V1.0: UYAM
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Imprint name
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Publication date
    07 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Sebastopol
    Author Information
    Philipp K. Janert is Chief Consultant at Principal Value, LLC. He has worked for small start-ups and in large corporate environments, both in the US and overseas, including several years at Amazon.com, where he initiated and led several projects to improve Amazon's order fulfillment processes. Philipp K. Janert has written about software and software development for the O'Reilly Network, IBM developerWorks, IEEE Software, and Linux Magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Washington. Visit his website at www.principal-value.com.