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O’Reilly book deal signed for “Doing Data Science”

November 16, 2012

I’m very happy to say I just signed a book contract with my co-author, Rachel Schutt, to publish a book with O’Reilly called Doing Data Science.

The book will be based on the class Rachel is giving this semester at Columbia which I’ve been blogging about here.

For those of you who’ve been reading along for free as I’ve been blogging it, there might not be a huge incentive to buy it, but I can promise you more and better math, more explicit usable formulas, some sample code, and an overall better and more thought-out narrative.

It’s supposed to be published in May with a possible early release coming up at the end of February, in time for the O’Reilly Strata Santa Clara conference, where Rachel will be speaking about it and about other stuff curriculum related. Hopefully people will pick it up in time to teach their data science courses in Fall 2013.

Speaking of Rachel, she’s also been selected to give a TedXWomen talk at Barnard on December 1st, which is super exciting. She’s talking about advocating for the social good using data. Unfortunately the event is invitation-only, otherwise I’d encourage you all to go and hear her words of wisdom. Update: word on the street is that it will be video-taped.

  1. mathematrucker
    November 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Congrats! That’s great news. O’Reilly is lucky to have you among its authors.


  2. aaronschumacher
    November 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations! That sounds awesome!


  3. November 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hey thats nice!,i think is the first book about Data Science right?. What you gonna cover?. Wish you luck. Probably i will buy to teach some courses 🙂


  4. November 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Congrats. I’ve certainly been very impressed with the quality of the blog.


  5. strohrbaugh
    November 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Cathy – this is incredible news. I’m very proud of you, and I simply CANNOT wait to get a copy. Congratulations!


    Sent from my mobile device


  6. November 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Whoooooooo! Yeahhhh, Mathbabe! You’re my superhero.


  7. November 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Congratulations on the book deal! Happy writing!


  8. November 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations!! I’m sure I’ll buy it anyway :).


  9. FogOfWar
    November 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Super awesome!


  10. Constantine Costes
    November 16, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Congratulations! I’ll be looking forward to getting a copy when it becomes available.


  11. Bindicap
    November 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Congrats! I really like your course notes series. I just need more time to make it through all the interesting stuff. The book is going to be great!


  12. November 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Awesome news! O’Reilly is on a tear lately with titles for data science tools & practices.


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