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Practical Data Science for Information Professionals, Hardback Book

Practical Data Science for Information Professionals Hardback



PracticalData Science for Information Professionals provides an accessible introduction toa potentially complex field, providing readers with an overview of data scienceand a framework for its application.

It provides detailed examples and analysison real data sets to explore the basics of the subject in three principleareas: clustering and social network analysis; predictions and forecasts; andtext analysis and mining. As well as highlighting a wealth of user-friendly data sciencetools, the book also includes some example code in two of the most popularprogramming languages (R and Python) to demonstrate the ease withwhich the information professional can move beyond the graphical user interfaceand achieve significant analysis with just a few lines of code. After reading, readers willunderstand:* the growing importance of data science * the role of the information professional indata science * some of the most important tools and methodsthat information professionals can use. Bringing together the growing importance of data science and theincreasing role of information professionals in the management and use of data,Practical Data Science for InformationProfessionals will provide a practical introduction to the topicspecifically designed for the information community.

Itwill appeal to librarians and information professionals all around the world,from large academic libraries to small research libraries.

By focusing on theapplication of open source software, it aims to reduce barriers for readers touse the lessons learned within.


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