Texts in Computer Science

The Data Science Design Manual

Authors: Skiena, Steven S.

  • Provides an introduction to data science, focusing on the fundamental skills and principles needed to build systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Lays the groundwork of what really matters in analyzing data; ‘doing the simple things right’
  • Aids the reader in developing mathematical intuition, illustrating the key concepts with a minimum of formal mathematics
  • Highlights the core values of statistical reasoning using the approaches which come most naturally to computer scientists
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About this Textbook

This engaging and clearly written textbook/reference provides a must-have introduction to the rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field of data science. It focuses on the principles fundamental to becoming a good data scientist and the key skills needed to build systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.

The Data Science Design Manual is a source of practical insights that highlights what really matters in analyzing data, and provides an intuitive understanding of how these core concepts can be used. The book does not emphasize any particular programming language or suite of data-analysis tools, focusing instead on high-level discussion of important design principles.

This easy-to-read text ideally serves the needs of undergraduate and early graduate students embarking on an “Introduction to Data Science” course. It reveals how this discipline sits at the intersection of statistics, computer science, and machine learning, with a distinct heft and character of its own. Practitioners in these and related fields will find this book perfect for self-study as well.

Additional learning tools:

  • Contains “War Stories,” offering perspectives on how data science applies in the real world
  • Includes “Homework Problems,” providing a wide range of exercises and projects for self-study
  • Provides a complete set of lecture slides and online video lectures at www.data-manual.com
  • Provides “Take-Home Lessons,” emphasizing the big-picture concepts to learn from each chapter
  • Recommends exciting “Kaggle Challenges” from the online platform Kaggle
  • Highlights “False Starts,” revealing the subtle reasons why certain approaches fail
  • Offers examples taken from the data science television show “The Quant Shop” (www.quant-shop.com)

About the authors

Dr. Steven S. Skiena is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, with research interests in data science, natural language processing, and algorithms. He was awarded the IEEE Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award “for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education ...and for influential textbooks and software.”  Dr. Skiena is the author of six books, including the popular Springer titles The Algorithm Design Manual and Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual.

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • Included format: PDF
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Hardcover 55,11 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55443-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Data Science Design Manual
Authors
Series Title
Texts in Computer Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55444-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55444-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55443-3
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 445
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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