10 February 2017
A data scientist is someone who is better at Statistics than any software engineer and better at Software Engineering than any statistician.
People often ask me about my job: Data Scientist. I humbly believe I know what a Data Scientist should know although I do not know everything about it. ;)
This post is a compilation of my favorite academic books on that subject:
- Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (a.k.a PRML)
- Machine Learning: a Probabilistic Perspective
- Deep Learning
Here is a tutorials website which is fascinating: Tutorials by Andrew W. Moore
Finally, you should know how to code in Python including Scikit-learn and Pandas which are well described in Python for Data Analysis (this is a great primer if you are a beginner in the field) and perhaps also R and Java and for many companies C# in practice.