Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thinking With Data by Max Shron, O'Reilly

I got this book expecting something to help me understand data science and maybe be able to converse intelligently with real data scientist at cocktail parties. Instead, it really just focuses on analytical thinking, things that most data scientist would be bored with. While I agree with other reviewers that it's well written and concise, it didn't tell me anything I didn't already know from monkeying with my own data sets in Excel. Overall, it's too simple for data scientists and not detailed enough for laymen.