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Of These Top 20 Free Analytics Tools My Favorite is (Drum Roll, Please…) Just last week, Sam Scott published a very helpful article called “16 Free and Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools” on DZone. I thought it would be nice to add a few of my favorite free analytics tools to the list, and then provide a bit of feedback on the tool that I personally find most useful. So without further ado, here is my list of...

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I’m excited *for you* about your eagerness to make progress in the data science and big data field!! I get A LOT of requests for guidance, sooo I worked extra hard to get something set up that would be helpful to as many people as possible. I have tons of suggestions, but I tried to keep it concise by breaking it down to the following (paid and free) options. Discount or free online courses There are several low-cost online...

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5 Easy Steps to Using R and Google Analytics for Online Marketing Improvements Do you want to use your data to improve the results of your online efforts? Do you think analytics and data science are too sophisticated for you at this time? Well, don’t let the brainiacs fool you! Extracting valuable insights from your data isn’t that complicated!! In this article, I’ll show you how to make a quick start in using R amd Google...

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A 5 Step Checklist for Multiple Linear Regression Multiple regression analysis is an extension of simple linear regression. It’s useful for describing and making predictions based on linear relationships between predictor variables (ie; independent variables) and a response variable (ie; a dependent variable). Although multiple regression analysis is simpler than many other types of statistical modeling methods, there are still some...

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Check out these fun, free, and (slightly) user-friendly applications for website scraping.  ImageQuiltsImport.iokimonoScrapy    You can get information on more great free offerings for doing data science in my book, Data Science for...

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Check out these abundant sources of free and open data.  Federal Reserve Economic DataExversionWorld Values SurveySocial Network Analysis Interactive Dataset LibraryReddit Datasets FeedNASA’s Data PortalDataHubNational Renewable Energy Lab DataCorporate CriticShop ethicalUS Census DataQuandlR3Data.orgWWFKDnuggets ListingCrowdFlowerData.govLinked DataKnoemaQuora Large Dataset ListingGoogle NgramStanford Large Network Dataset...

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