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Book out for early review

June 5, 2013

I’m happy to say that the book I’m writing with Rachel Schutt called Doing Data Science is officially out for early review. That means a few chapters which we’ve deemed “ready” have been sent to some prominent people in the field to see what they think. Thanks, prominent and busy people!

It also means that things are (knock on wood) wrapping up on the editing side. I’m cautiously optimistic that this book will be a valuable resource for people interested in what data scientists do, especially people interested in switching fields. The range of topics is broad, which I guess means that the most obvious complaint about the book will be that we didn’t cover things deeply enough, and perhaps that the level of pre-requisite assumptions is uneven. It’s hard to avoid.

Thanks to my awesome editor Courtney Nash over at O’Reilly for all her help!

And by the way, we have an armadillo on our cover, which is just plain cool:


  1. June 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Who choses the animal? you or O’Reilly?


  2. June 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Congrats. Looking forward to the read.


  3. June 5, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Bookmarking. I’m interested in finding out more, not so much because I want to become a data scientist, but because I think it is becoming vital that we all understand what it is you do.


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  5. Constantine Costes
    June 5, 2013 at 11:54 am



  6. JW
    June 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    On the O’Reilly website the preorder prices (EBook: 31.99 and Print: 39.99) are higher than Amazon (Print:27.92) . Why?


  7. Anders Schneiderman
    June 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Woo hoo! Time to start planning a study group at work.


  8. June 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    You’re not on Rough Cuts yet ;(


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