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Anybody got any good recos on stats/coding courses for beginners? I’m an extremely client-facing analytics guy with knowledge of these things but not really the technical skills to execute.

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For coding, DataCamp is decent for getting a foundation but I’d recommend starting a personal project from the ground up. You will learn the most during projects

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1 Just to clarify Coding and Stats are two things so just realize different courses will have different areas of focus 2. IBM Data Science Specialization does a really good job of explaining the programming aspect of data science as well as the math behind it

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That makes sense. If you can learn python (and some python libraries like SKL, pandas, numpy, etc), getting more in depth with sql is a breeze

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Hi OP, what exactly do you need to do? Or what do you want to learn/gain on this self learning journey? Sometimes going straight into coding without a goal is maddening.

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This. Do this and then figure out next steps. If you want to do just stats, r is your best bet. If you’re wanting to be a computer vision/Nlp/ data science whiz, you can’t do that without python

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Wanna connect in LI? I'm from a non-technical background and I've learned coding on my own time. I find doing case studies or specific pet projects to be the most effective way of learning

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Always happy to connect. Shoot me a DM. I think I may have a plan though!

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As an update, I’m migrating our/clients google data to BiqQuery/ADH depending on how ready for it they are. Google supplies queries that can basically be adlibbed to perform common analyses, so I figured I’ll be able to spend a little time learning how the language works while working for my clients and doing my own projects, I know it’s not as universal as SQL (or R or Python), but it’s might be a good way to dip my toes in while doing relevant work. Anybody think that’s a good or terrible idea?

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Reiterating sql, but consider R for your next language.

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