A new free eBook became available: Introduction to Data Science by Jeffrey Stanton, Associate Professor at Syracuse University. This book provides non-technical readers with a gentle introduction to essential concepts and activities of data science. For more technical readers, the book provides explanations and code for a range of interesting applications using the open source R language for statistical computing and graphics.
This book was developed for the Certificate of Data Science program at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. For more information about that program, please visit the iSchool’s website.
I found the book to be an excellent adjunct to an online learning experience such as Cousera’s Data Analysis course. I particularly enjoyed that the code examples were provided in R. Enjoy!