Learn Data Science

The quest to learn data science is generating a big boom in all kinds of pay to learn schemes. Some are genuine and others are very questionable. I'm not here to pass judgement on any of them but to share with you my tips, books, and classes I took to learn this exciting field.

Take an Interest

I took an interest in Data Mining back in 2005 which lead to this blog. That led me to find RapidMiner and start writing tutorials and make videos on how to use that data science platform. Data Mining became Data Science and now the Internet is AWASH in blogs, research, and pay schemes. Let the buyer beware.

This page is a list for Data Science, programming, and visualization referencesĀ I have in my library. You can use them to learn data science, general programming, or make cool visualizations. They run the gamut of subjects and I’ll update the list with things that I actually use. Yes, these are affiliate links here so I’d appreciate it if you bought any of these items via those links.

RapidMiner Related

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Really awesome “getting started” with data mining, machine learning, and data science. You can get a copy of the book for free here.

Python Related


D3js related (Visualizations)


Google Visualizations Related

R Language Related


Note: I try to avoid coding in R like the plague, but that’s me. A very helpful book nevertheless.

Julia Programming

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Not in my Library yet (wishlist)