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Become the master player of data exploration by creating reproducible data processing pipelines, visualizations, and prediction models for your applications. Key Features Get up and running with the Jupyter ecosystem and some example datasets Learn about key machine learning concepts such as SVM, KNN classifiers, and Random Forests Discover how you can use web scraping to gather and parse your own bespoke datasets Book Description Getting started with data science doesn't have to be an uphill battle. Applied Data Science with Python and Jupyter is a step-by-step guide ideal for beginners who know a little Python and are looking for a quick, fast-paced introduction to these concepts. In this book, you'll learn every aspect of the standard data workflow process, including collecting, cleaning, investigating, visualizing, and modeling data. You'll start with the basics of Jupyter, which will be the backbone of the book. After familiarizing ourselves with its standard features, you'll look at an example of it in practice with our first analysis. In the next lesson, you dive right into predictive analytics, where multiple classification algorithms are implemented. Finally, the book ends by looking at data collection techniques. You'll see how web data can be acquired with scraping techniques and via APIs, and then briefly explore interactive visualizations. What you will learn Get up and running with the Jupyter ecosystem Identify potential areas of investigation and perform exploratory data analysis Plan a machine learning classification strategy and train classification models Use validation curves and dimensionality reduction to tune and enhance your models Scrape tabular data from web pages and transform it into Pandas DataFrames Create interactive, web-friendly visualizations to clearly communicate your findings Who this book is for Applied Data Science with Python and Jupyter is ideal for professionals with a variety of job descriptions across a large range of industries, given the rising popularity and accessibility of data science. You'll need some prior experience with Python, with any prior work with libraries such as Pandas, Matplotlib, and Pandas providing you a useful head start.
Document the architecture of your software easily with this highly practical, open-source template. Key Features Get to grips with leveraging the features of arc42 to create insightful documents Learn the concepts of software architecture documentation through real-world examples Discover techniques to create compact, helpful, and easy-to-read documentation Book Description When developers document the architecture of their systems, they often invent their own specific ways of articulating structures, designs, concepts, and decisions. What they need is a template that enables simple and efficient software architecture documentation. arc42 by Example shows how it's done through several real-world examples. Each example in the book, whether it is a chess engine, a huge CRM system, or a cool web system, starts with a brief description of the problem domain and the quality requirements. Then, you'll discover the system context with all the external interfaces. You'll dive into an overview of the solution strategy to implement the building blocks and runtime scenarios. The later chapters also explain various cross-cutting concerns and how they affect other aspects of a program. What you will learn Utilize arc42 to document a system's physical infrastructure Learn how to identify a system's scope and boundaries Break a system down into building blocks and illustrate the relationships between them Discover how to describe the runtime behavior of a system Know how to document design decisions and their reasons Explore the risks and technical debt of your system Who this book is for This book is for software developers and solutions architects who are looking for an easy, open-source tool to document their systems. It is a useful reference for those who are already using arc42. If you are new to arc42, this book is a great learning resource. For those of you who want to write better technical documentation will benefit from the general concepts covered in this book.
Enhance your data analysis and predictive modeling skills using popular Python tools Key Features Cover all fundamental libraries for operation and manipulation of Python for data analysis Implement real-world datasets to perform predictive analytics with Python Access modern data analysis techniques and detailed code with scikit-learn and SciPy Book Description Python is one of the most common and popular languages preferred by leading data analysts and statisticians for working with massive datasets and complex data visualizations. Become a Python Data Analyst introduces Python's most essential tools and libraries necessary to work with the data analysis process, right from preparing data to performing simple statistical analyses and creating meaningful data visualizations. In this book, we will cover Python libraries such as NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, seaborn, SciPy, and scikit-learn, and apply them in practical data analysis and statistics examples. As you make your way through the chapters, you will learn to efficiently use the Jupyter Notebook to operate and manipulate data using NumPy and the pandas library. In the concluding chapters, you will gain experience in building simple predictive models and carrying out statistical computation and analysis using rich Python tools and proven data analysis techniques. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience performing data analysis with Python. What you will learn Explore important Python libraries and learn to install Anaconda distribution Understand the basics of NumPy Produce informative and useful visualizations for analyzing data Perform common statistical calculations Build predictive models and understand the principles of predictive analytics Who this book is for Become a Python Data Analyst is for entry-level data analysts, data engineers, and BI professionals who want to make complete use of Python tools for performing efficient data analysis. Prior knowledge of Python programming is necessary to understand the concepts covered in this book
Get to grips with processing large volumes of data and presenting it as engaging, interactive insights using Spark and Python. Key Features Get a hands-on, fast-paced introduction to the Python data science stack Explore ways to create useful metrics and statistics from large datasets Create detailed analysis reports with real-world data Book Description Processing big data in real time is challenging due to scalability, information inconsistency, and fault tolerance. Big Data Analysis with Python teaches you how to use tools that can control this data avalanche for you. With this book, you'll learn practical techniques to aggregate data into useful dimensions for posterior analysis, extract statistical measurements, and transform datasets into features for other systems. The book begins with an introduction to data manipulation in Python using pandas. You'll then get familiar with statistical analysis and plotting techniques. With multiple hands-on activities in store, you'll be able to analyze data that is distributed on several computers by using Dask. As you progress, you'll study how to aggregate data for plots when the entire data cannot be accommodated in memory. You'll also explore Hadoop (HDFS and YARN), which will help you tackle larger datasets. The book also covers Spark and explains how it interacts with other tools. By the end of this book, you'll be able to bootstrap your own Python environment, process large files, and manipulate data to generate statistics, metrics, and graphs. What you will learn Use Python to read and transform data into different formats Generate basic statistics and metrics using data on disk Work with computing tasks distributed over a cluster Convert data from various sources into storage or querying formats Prepare data for statistical analysis, visualization, and machine learning Present data in the form of effective visuals Who this book is for Big Data Analysis with Python is designed for Python developers, data analysts, and data scientists who want to get hands-on with methods to control data and transform it into impactful insights. Basic knowledge of statistical measurements and relational databases will help you to understand various concepts explained in this book.
No need to spend hours ploughing through endless data – let Spark, one of the fastest big data processing engines available, do the hard work for you. Key Features Get up and running with Apache Spark and Python Integrate Spark with AWS for real-time analytics Apply processed data streams to machine learning APIs of Apache Spark Book Description Processing big data in real time is challenging due to scalability, information consistency, and fault-tolerance. This book teaches you how to use Spark to make your overall analytical workflow faster and more efficient. You'll explore all core concepts and tools within the Spark ecosystem, such as Spark Streaming, the Spark Streaming API, machine learning extension, and structured streaming. You'll begin by learning data processing fundamentals using Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs), SQL, Datasets, and Dataframes APIs. After grasping these fundamentals, you'll move on to using Spark Streaming APIs to consume data in real time from TCP sockets, and integrate Amazon Web Services (AWS) for stream consumption. By the end of this book, you'll not only have understood how to use machine learning extensions and structured streams but you'll also be able to apply Spark in your own upcoming big data projects. What you will learn Write your own Python programs that can interact with Spark Implement data stream consumption using Apache Spark Recognize common operations in Spark to process known data streams Integrate Spark streaming with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Create a collaborative filtering model with the movielens dataset Apply processed data streams to Spark machine learning APIs Who this book is for Data Processing with Apache Spark is for you if you are a software engineer, architect, or IT professional who wants to explore distributed systems and big data analytics. Although you don't need any knowledge of Spark, prior experience of working with Python is recommended.
Get more from your data by creating practical machine learning systems with Python Key Features Develop your own Python-based machine learning system Discover how Python offers multiple algorithms for modern machine learning systems Explore key Python machine learning libraries to implement in your projects Book Description Machine learning allows systems to learn things without being explicitly programmed to do so. Python is one of the most popular languages used to develop machine learning applications, which take advantage of its extensive library support. This third edition of Building Machine Learning Systems with Python addresses recent developments in the field by covering the most-used datasets and libraries to help you build practical machine learning systems. Using machine learning to gain deeper insights from data is a key skill required by modern application developers and analysts alike. Python, being a dynamic language, allows for fast exploration and experimentation. This book shows you exactly how to find patterns in your raw data. You will start by brushing up on your Python machine learning knowledge and being introduced to libraries. You'll quickly get to grips with serious, real-world projects on datasets, using modeling and creating recommendation systems. With Building Machine Learning Systems with Python, you'll gain the tools and understanding required to build your own systems, all tailored to solve real-world data analysis problems. By the end of this book, you will be able to build machine learning systems using techniques and methodologies such as classification, sentiment analysis, computer vision, reinforcement learning, and neural networks. What you will learn Build a classification system that can be applied to text, images, and sound Employ Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run analysis on the cloud Solve problems related to regression using scikit-learn and TensorFlow Recommend products to users based on their past purchases Understand different ways to apply deep neural networks on structured data Address recent developments in the field of computer vision and reinforcement learning Who this book is for Building Machine Learning Systems with Python is for data scientists, machine learning developers, and Python developers who want to learn how to build increasingly complex machine learning systems. You will use Python's machine learning capabilities to develop effective solutions. Prior knowledge of Python programming is expected.
Gain a working knowledge of advanced machine learning and explore Python's powerful tools for extracting data from images and videos Key Features Implement image classification and object detection using machine learning and deep learning Perform image classification, object detection, image segmentation, and other Computer Vision tasks Crisp content with a practical approach to solving real-world problems in Computer Vision Book Description Python is the ideal programming language for rapidly prototyping and developing production-grade codes for image processing and Computer Vision with its robust syntax and wealth of powerful libraries. This book will help you design and develop production-grade Computer Vision projects tackling real-world problems. With the help of this book, you will learn how to set up Anaconda and Python for the major OSes with cutting-edge third-party libraries for Computer Vision. You'll learn state-of-the-art techniques for classifying images, finding and identifying human postures, and detecting faces within videos. You will use powerful machine learning tools such as OpenCV, Dlib, and TensorFlow to build exciting projects such as classifying handwritten digits, detecting facial features,and much more. The book also covers some advanced projects, such as reading text from license plates from real-world images using Google's Tesseract software, and tracking human body poses using DeeperCut within TensorFlow. By the end of this book, you will have the expertise required to build your own Computer Vision projects using Python and its associated libraries. What you will learn Install and run major Computer Vision packages within Python Apply powerful support vector machines for simple digit classification Understand deep learning with TensorFlow Build a deep learning classifier for general images Use LSTMs for automated image captioning Read text from real-world images Extract human pose data from images Who this book is for Python programmers and machine learning developers who wish to build exciting Computer Vision projects using the power of machine learning and OpenCV will find this book useful. The only prerequisite for this book is that you should have a sound knowledge of Python programming.
Leverage the power of the Python data science libraries and advanced machine learning techniques to analyse large unstructured datasets and predict the occurrence of a particular future event. Key Features Explore the depths of data science, from data collection through to visualization Learn pandas, scikit-learn, and Matplotlib in detail Study various data science algorithms using real-world datasets Book Description Data Science with Python begins by introducing you to data science and teaches you to install the packages you need to create a data science coding environment. You will learn three major techniques in machine learning: unsupervised learning, supervised learning, and reinforcement learning. You will also explore basic classification and regression techniques, such as support vector machines, decision trees, and logistic regression. As you make your way through chapters, you will study the basic functions, data structures, and syntax of the Python language that are used to handle large datasets with ease. You will learn about NumPy and pandas libraries for matrix calculations and data manipulation, study how to use Matplotlib to create highly customizable visualizations, and apply the boosting algorithm XGBoost to make predictions. In the concluding chapters, you will explore convolutional neural networks (CNNs), deep learning algorithms used to predict what is in an image. You will also understand how to feed human sentences to a neural network, make the model process contextual information, and create human language processing systems to predict the outcome. By the end of this book, you will be able to understand and implement any new data science algorithm and have the confidence to experiment with tools or libraries other than those covered in the book. What you will learn Pre-process data to make it ready to use for machine learning Create data visualizations with Matplotlib Use scikit-learn to perform dimension reduction using principal component analysis (PCA) Solve classification and regression problems Get predictions using the XGBoost library Process images and create machine learning models to decode them Process human language for prediction and classification Use TensorBoard to monitor training metrics in real time Find the best hyperparameters for your model with AutoML Who this book is for Data Science with Python is designed for data analysts, data scientists, database engineers, and business analysts who want to move towards using Python and machine learning techniques to analyze data and predict outcomes. Basic knowledge of Python and data analytics will prove beneficial to understand the various concepts explained through this book.
Explore new and more sophisticated tools that reduce your marketing analytics efforts and give you precise results Key Features Study new techniques for marketing analytics Explore uses of machine learning to power your marketing analyses Work through each stage of data analytics with the help of multiple examples and exercises Book Description Data Science for Marketing Analytics covers every stage of data analytics, from working with a raw dataset to segmenting a population and modeling different parts of the population based on the segments. The book starts by teaching you how to use Python libraries, such as pandas and Matplotlib, to read data from Python, manipulate it, and create plots, using both categorical and continuous variables. Then, you'll learn how to segment a population into groups and use different clustering techniques to evaluate customer segmentation. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll explore ways to evaluate and select the best segmentation approach, and go on to create a linear regression model on customer value data to predict lifetime value. In the concluding chapters, you'll gain an understanding of regression techniques and tools for evaluating regression models, and explore ways to predict customer choice using classification algorithms. Finally, you'll apply these techniques to create a churn model for modeling customer product choices. By the end of this book, you will be able to build your own marketing reporting and interactive dashboard solutions. What you will learn Analyze and visualize data in Python using pandas and Matplotlib Study clustering techniques, such as hierarchical and k-means clustering Create customer segments based on manipulated data Predict customer lifetime value using linear regression Use classification algorithms to understand customer choice Optimize classification algorithms to extract maximal information Who this book is for Data Science for Marketing Analytics is designed for developers and marketing analysts looking to use new, more sophisticated tools in their marketing analytics efforts. It'll help if you have prior experience of coding in Python and knowledge of high school level mathematics. Some experience with databases, Excel, statistics, or Tableau is useful but not necessary.
Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard data analysis and machine learning tools in Python Key Features Learn techniques to use data to identify the exact problem to be solved Visualize data using different graphs Identify how to select an appropriate algorithm for data extraction Book Description Data Science Projects with Python is designed to give you practical guidance on industry-standard data analysis and machine learning tools in Python, with the help of realistic data. The book will help you understand how you can use pandas and Matplotlib to critically examine a dataset with summary statistics and graphs, and extract the insights you seek to derive. You will continue to build on your knowledge as you learn how to prepare data and feed it to machine learning algorithms, such as regularized logistic regression and random forest, using the scikit-learn package. You'll discover how to tune the algorithms to provide the best predictions on new and, unseen data. As you delve into later chapters, you'll be able to understand the working and output of these algorithms and gain insight into not only the predictive capabilities of the models but also their reasons for making these predictions. By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to confidently use various machine learning algorithms to perform detailed data analysis and extract meaningful insights from unstructured data. What you will learn Install the required packages to set up a data science coding environment Load data into a Jupyter Notebook running Python Use Matplotlib to create data visualizations Fit a model using scikit-learn Use lasso and ridge regression to reduce overfitting Fit and tune a random forest model and compare performance with logistic regression Create visuals using the output of the Jupyter Notebook Who this book is for If you are a data analyst, data scientist, or a business analyst who wants to get started with using Python and machine learning techniques to analyze data and predict outcomes, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of computer programming and data analytics is a must. Familiarity with mathematical concepts such as algebra and basic statistics will be useful.