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Numsense! Data Science for the Layman: No Math Added

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  292 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Reference text for data science in top universities like Stanford and Cambridge. Sold in over 85 countries and translated into more than 5 languages.

Want to get started on data science?
Our promise: no math added.

This book has been written in layman's terms as a gentle introduction to data science and its algorithms. Each algorithm has its own
Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published February 3rd 2017
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Semen Osipov
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Теперь я могу понимать, о чем говорят датасаентисты.
Michael O'Flaherty
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Overview for the Uninitiated

I took the Coursera John Hopkins Data Science certification a few years ago. This book would have been great intro before starting that trek. I enjoyed the authors' simplicity and brevity. Highly recommended for dipping your toe into the data science data lake (or whatever moniker is being used today.)
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Numsense! Data Science for the Layman is a great little book. Not only could it be a fine introduction for someone with little if any knowledge of data science, but it also provides nice summaries of several different areas for those with familiarity. Five starts for doing what the title says.
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good overview of all basic Data science algorithms. Nice book to revise your concepts. The examples are also spot on.
As mentioned in title, No math added so it does not explore the algos from mathematical standpoint. But still suffices its purpose.
Tanzeel haider
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Appreciate the effort taken by the authors to write such a book. I can imagine the tough ask of making Data Science easy to understand to newbies. The author has done a commendable job to initiate the curiosity to the readers.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Gives a nice basic knowledge on the algorithms used in data science.
Manjunath MC
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best book about the Data Science for a layman. Clear and precise definitions, can be read with in few hours.
Ismael Rosas
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good machine learning start book

Easy to read. It gives a good grasp of different machine learning algorithms. It explains complex techniques in a very comprehensive way.
Hua Hao
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very good introductory level ML book

This is a very good introductory level machine learning book, especially for those without very strong math background. It tells the algorithms in a very clear and simple way. I will recommend this book for machine learning beginners.
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Great and simple overview of the most important machine learning models. This book is very useful if you have a fundamental understanding about machine learning, but feeling confused about what is what. The chapters can push you in the right direction and give you a good intuition. Given that, you will have a good grounding to start diving deeper into any of the models you like.
Jaakko Vasankari
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very hard to judge by the cover

I was first disappointed in the lack of maths. Even though it was in the title. Then there is actually some math, so at this point I felt the urge penalise. The book is actually very good, and entertaining. It is told to be used at Stamford on some early levels for data science. Delivers good instructions. I think I actually realised the difference between a random forest and neutral network. Time will tell when I get deeper in the field if this was actually unders
Jake McCrary
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty good gentle introduction to some data science terms and techniques. This is a good refresher or first introduction to some general ideas and high-level techniques. It doesn't weigh you down with the math. It explains the concepts using plain English.

At the time I read this, it was available as a book you could check out for free if you were an Amazon Prime member. I have no hesitation in recommending this if you can do that as well and you are interested in these concepts at all.

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Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
As it says on the tin. Easy to follow, even if you do not have great knowledge of statistics or data beforehand. The book amazingly avoids any dive into mathematics, while the examples are really helpful. It is also short, so you can easily finish it within ten days/two weeks without dedicating too much time on a daily basis.
Sandeep Gautam
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book that gives a bird's eve view of data science algorithms and concepts. A beginner like me found it excellent, clarifying concepts while not getting bogged down in mathematical details.
The book has apt illustrations/diagrams and examples that enables one to grasp the general idea.
Short and powerful.
Ram S
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Quick introduction to data science

This book introduces key concepts in data science and I read it in 1 hour. The explanations are intuitive and limitations are well explained. Probably you can read this book before more in depth technical works.
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Comprehensive summary of data science

Great introduction for beginners. The author did a good job in using layman terms to explain how each algorithm works and provide the audience a general understanding of the big picture
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome, clear, not to mind numbing overview of the major categories/types of data analysis and the types of questions that can be answered by the application of data science. Highly recommend for a figuring out what all the hand-waving is about.
Swapnil Wadhwa
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good Starting Book on Data Science & Algorithms

Good Book for Beginners - covers basics of Data Science and related Algorithms quite well. Recommended especially for Business Executives
Sylvain Duford
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Clear, concise and math free

The main tools and techniques of Data Science are explained with clear real-life examples and without resorting to math. A great introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning.
Alfie Privat
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice intro to Data Science and Machine Learning

If you are looking for a overview and how to use each algorithm in certain scenarios, then grab this book. It is a quick read and the ROI (return on investment) is high.
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best Understandable Summary

It's very easy to understand. Each and every step is clearly explained along with examples. This should definitely be the first step for anyone who wants to venture into machine learning.
Vishwa Deepak
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Explained with simple words and examples

This book is like a starter kit for all the machine learning enthusiasts. It touches almost all the sections right from classification to neural networks.
Blake Atkerson
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Overview of Data Science

This book was a great introduction to data science principles. I like the discussion of pros and cons of different algorithms and the mention of techniques to overcome algorithm limitations.
Radu Balaban
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great quick intro

It’s a great quick introduction to the most common ML & Data Science methods and the intuitions behind them. While not very detailed, it does a good job for what it sets out to do.
Dan Oh
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great laymen's view of important data science concepts.

5 sort of ended abruptly however. Wish there was a review of concepts discussed. Otherwise excellent.

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Bharani Mamidoju
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best book for understanding the algorithms

This gave me a clear picture of what algorithms to be used and when. Best book and I would suggest it to all those who want to learn machine learning!!
Arul Murugan
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for data science

One of the simple and best book to learn the basic of data science explained on very easy way even the person without knowledge of data can understand
Tanay Gupta
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly succinct with lucid explanation of various ML topics
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good starter book

Well define for layman and novice readers. Looking for more books like this. Examples could be made more elaborated. J
Victor Ebel
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Love the engaging visuals and interesting examples.
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