From speaking to data scientists, economists and machine learning analysts, it seems like there are two main choices for mainstream programming languages: Python and R, with Julia coming in third. Some interesting discussions here
Python is the fastest-growing as it has such comprehensive machine learning libraries. Therefore, I’ve decided to go for Python. There are so many free and paid online courses, that for now, I think doing that will suffice. I think this is a sensible overall plan for someone interested in getting ready for data science:
This is a great Medium post on how to go about creating your own data science learning experience, ranking all kinds of online courses.
1. Some of the courses available:
2. Doing data science practice questions
– Udemy course
3. Flashcards for myself testing basic statistics and other machine learning concepts
4. Set up a Github page with my own code that others can see? Not quite ready for this step yet.