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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Reccoxxy: 7:28am On Apr 29
Igengo:
Good day Mentors and fellow Data Science/Analytics Enthusiasts

I humbly need your advice and guide on forging this new path. Let me just table my matter here for you. I have a B.Sc and M.Sc in Geoscience but been working as a project coordinator in telecoms service industry especially in the areas of equipment installations and site maintenance. Recently I moved to the UK but seeing the way way I.T is making waves here, I have decided to reignite my passion for data science so I need your advice and answers to some of my questions

1. Like how many months would it take a newcomer like me to learn to the stage of being employable as a data scientist/analyst role
2. I have intermediate knowledge on excel, just need to brush up to advanced levels with some online tutorials
3. I started the datascience journey late last year with Coursera and IBM and even had some projects submitted on github, done 5 out of 9 stages on IBM_coursera Data Science Specialization using Pythons(Jupyter, Pandas, etc) but I still feel there are lots missing as I dont feel I am doing the right things. I am good with theory and self-learning and I smash all the exams accross these 5 stages I have done so far and issued the certificates but deep within me, I am not confident I have the practical knowledge, although I dont practice quite often, I crash-read alot, a course that would take some folks 3weeks with enough time to practice, I might just rush it within few hours an pass the exams and certificates thus making me feel not confident to defend it. I feel maybe this is a flaw.
4. Now I want to learn properly and dedicate more time. So I need guidance on how to make the journey and the tools/materials/resources I need to learn one after the other in a sequential manner to really aid my understanding and also boost my confidence after learning and if there are sites or online schools I need to register
5. Most importantly, is this doable for a novice that is just coming into I.T and again, like how many months for me to be able to thrashing job interviews if I learned what is required

Thanks in anticipation for your responses


Hi Brother, I share a similar background with you in geosciences but based here in Nigeria. With respect to some of your questions concerning this journey, I will advise that you take your time to read this thread from the beginning. By doing so you would get answers to most of your questions. As for me , this journey requires a lot of self - determination, self - motivation and self -discipline to follow through.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by lovelybobo: 11:06am On Apr 29
If you stay in Abuja and need a mentor, tutor or learning materials for the following courses listed below, please reach out to me.
1 Introduction to Microsoft Excel
2 Data Analytics and Visualization using Microsoft Excel
3 Data Analytics and Visualization using Microsoft Power BI
4 MYSQL for Data Analytics
5 Business Metrics for Data Analytics
6 Story Telling with Data
7 Statistical Data Analysis with Microsoft Excel
8 Python Programming for Data Science
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Mimisboygreat: 8:25pm On Apr 29
Dahyormine:



I was making research, then i discovered I could do more with PBI. I went back and got another video on udemy like 5gig content.
mehn this guy broke down PBI in and out.



you can contact me for materials or link to good materials.
peace

Boss, pls can i get the link to Download this particular 5gb video content from you?

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Reccoxxy: 9:21am On Apr 30
lovelybobo:
If you stay in Abuja and need a mentor, tutor or learning materials for the following courses listed below, please reach out to me.
1 Introduction to Microsoft Excel
2 Data Analytics and Visualization using Microsoft Excel
3 Data Analytics and Visualization using Microsoft Power BI
4 MYSQL for Data Analytics
5 Business Metrics for Data Analytics
6 Story Telling with Data
7 Statistical Data Analysis with Microsoft Excel
8 Python Programming for Data Science

Hello everyone, please anyone who can mentor here in Lagos ?
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by lovelybobo: 11:02am On Apr 30
Reccoxxy:


Hello everyone, please anyone who can mentor here in Lagos ?

If you are ready and serious, I can mentor you remotely.
Get in touch with me, let me know your level
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Gentleman001: 12:55pm On Apr 30
Hello Bosses in the house, please help me check this code out, it run fine but I don’t understand the concept behind it and I don’t want to cram it.. the scope is to print the reverse of any input number...
Please someone should explain the concept for me
Also am trying to run it with “for loop” but it giving different Output, is it that, it can only with done with “while loop”

Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by GidiCars: 1:13pm On Apr 30
Gentleman001:
Hello Bosses in the house, please help me check this code out, it run fine but I don’t understand the concept behind it and I don’t want to cram it.. the scope is to print the reverse of any input number...
Please someone should explain the concept for me
Also am trying to run it with “for loop” but it giving different Output, is it that, it can only with done with “while loop”

Just use


y[::-1] to print numbers in reverse
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Marveaux(m): 6:41pm On Apr 30
GidiCars:


Just use


y[::-1] to print numbers in reverse



An int is not subscriptable, so this won't really work.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Marveaux(m): 6:55pm On Apr 30
Gentleman001:
Hello Bosses in the house, please help me check this code out, it run fine but I don’t understand the concept behind it and I don’t want to cram it.. the scope is to print the reverse of any input number...
Please someone should explain the concept for me
Also am trying to run it with “for loop” but it giving different Output, is it that, it can only with done with “while loop”
The concept is to print the remainder of the number divided by 10(which in essence will always give you the last digit)then making the new number the result of the previous number divided by 10(rounded down) and then repeat until the number gets to 0 .
Example:
N=24
24%10=2 R 4(print 4)
N=24//10= 2
Repeat
2%10=0 R 2(print 2)
N=2//10=0
Stop
For loop in python requires a sequence, basically you most times have to know where you're heading to, which isn't feasible in this case. I think.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Drybones: 8:13pm On Apr 30
Gentleman001:
Hello Bosses in the house, please help me check this code out, it run fine but I don’t understand the concept behind it and I don’t want to cram it.. the scope is to print the reverse of any input number...
Please someone should explain the concept for me
Also am trying to run it with “for loop” but it giving different Output, is it that, it can only with done with “while loop”

Print the result of each step one by one and you will see how it works ಠᴥಠ
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Gentleman001: 8:30pm On Apr 30
Marveaux:

The concept is to print the remainder of the number divided by 10(which in essence will always give you the last digit)then making the new number the result of the previous number divided by 10(rounded down) and then repeat until the number gets to 0 .
Example:
N=24
24%10=2 R 4(print 4)
N=24//10= 2
Repeat
2%10=0 R 2(print 2)
N=2//10=0
Stop
For loop in python requires a sequence, basically you most times have to know where you're heading to, which isn't feasible in this case. I think.
Thank you boss.. it clear now!
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Igengo: 8:46am On May 01
Thank you

Reccoxxy:


Hi Brother, I share a similar background with you in geosciences but based here in Nigeria. With respect to some of your questions concerning this journey, I will advise that you take your time to read this thread from the beginning. By doing so you would get answers to most of your questions. As for me , this journey requires a lot of self - determination, self - motivation and self -discipline to follow through.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Igengo: 8:48am On May 01
Hello, Please I would so much appreciate it if you could mentor me remotely.
Thanks

lovelybobo:


If you are ready and serious, I can mentor you remotely.
Get in touch with me, let me know your level
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by lovelybobo: 11:10am On May 01
Igengo:
Hello, Please I would so much appreciate it if you could mentor me remotely.
Thanks


You can get in touch with me and please follow this procedure
1 Introduction
2 Your level of education
3 Course of study
4 ICT knowledge if any
5 Your motivation

Thanks
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Narnah(f): 12:30pm On May 01
I'm interested as well

lovelybobo:


If you are ready and serious, I can mentor you remotely.
Get in touch with me, let me know your level
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Igengo: 12:43pm On May 01
Thanks for this. I will get across

lovelybobo:


You can get in touch with me and please follow this procedure
1 Introduction
2 Your level of education
3 Course of study
4 ICT knowledge if any
5 Your motivation

Thanks
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Schoolhike: 8:37am On May 02
lovelybobo:
If you stay in Abuja and need a mentor, tutor or learning materials for the following courses listed below, please reach out to me.
1 Introduction to Microsoft Excel
2 Data Analytics and Visualization using Microsoft Excel
3 Data Analytics and Visualization using Microsoft Power BI
4 MYSQL for Data Analytics
5 Business Metrics for Data Analytics
6 Story Telling with Data
7 Statistical Data Analysis with Microsoft Excel
8 Python Programming for Data Science


Hello, I stays in Abuja, how do we link up??

I’ve sent you a dm
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by qrymz(m): 9:08am On May 02
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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by All4good: 10:09am On May 02
Igengo:
Good day Mentors and fellow Data Science/Analytics Enthusiasts

Recently I moved to the UK but seeing the way way I.T is making waves here, I have decided to reignite my passion for data science so I need your advice and answers to some of my questions

1. Like how many months would it take a newcomer
2. I have intermediate knowledge on excel,
3. I started the datascience journey late last year with Coursera and IBM and even had some projects submitted on github, done 5 out of 9 stages on IBM_coursera Data Science


Thanks in anticipation for your responses

You are already on the right course.

1. Three (3) months is enough if you are learning full-time.

2. Excel will always remain the foundation for data analysis. It's vital that all Data Analyst keep improving their Excel proficiency. I recall performing regression analysis with Excel back in 2001 (20yrs ago) and it's still relevant even today.

3. Finish the IBM Data Analyst certificate and jump on the Google Data Analyst certificate.
Write/ make detailed notes of your learnings as that will be your fall back in future. Mainly a confidence booster when you move into the real world or confronted with interview preparation.
Now as regards the set of tools you need to study/acquire to be set for the real world; those two Coursera courses are perfect and I will explain.
Both courses will issue you with Industry recognised certificates and in the course Capstone practice that offer you with projects that you can use in your CV as work experience. This certificates can be linked to your LinkedIn profile.
Finally between both courses, you will learn the following tools:
- Google sheets, Excel
- MySQL, MongoDB (NoSQL)
- Python, R
Above are what the 2 biggest employers of Data Analyst/Scientists specify as their knowledge base for their employees

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by All4good: 10:22am On May 02
SOLARPOWER1:

I am currently in Germany still learning and planning to come to UK eventually, the job market in UK is big for Data analytics and Machine learning.

If I were you, as a family man, I will stay in Germany to help my Kids pickup a 2nd language. Learning spoken languages are as important as learning programming languages.

As for job availablity for Data Analyst, I don't think it's limited by Space or Environment. There are just too many remote job openings for Data Analyst, meaning you can work from anywhere.

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by lovelybobo: 12:10am On May 03
Schoolhike:



Hello, I stays in Abuja, how do we link up??

I’ve sent you a dm

I have responded to your pm.
My contact is on my signature.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by GidiCars: 7:51am On May 04
Marveaux:

An int is not subscriptable, so this won't really work.

He should convert to Str first then convert back. I understand his own code, but i thought he was just trying to reverse the string only.


Cc: Gentleman001

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Igengo: 11:19am On May 04
This is so insightful and encouraging. I really appreciate your response. God bless you real good

All4good:


You are already on the right course.

1. Three (3) months is enough if you are learning full-time.

2. Excel will always remain the foundation for data analysis. It's vital that all Data Analyst keep improving their Excel proficiency. I recall performing regression analysis with Excel back in 2001 (20yrs ago) and it's still relevant even today.

3. Finish the IBM Data Analyst certificate and jump on the Google Data Analyst certificate.
Write/ make detailed notes of your learnings as that will be your fall back in future. Mainly a confidence booster when you move into the real world or confronted with interview preparation.
Now as regards the set of tools you need to study/acquire to be set for the real world; those two Coursera courses are perfect and I will explain.
Both courses will issue you with Industry recognised certificates and in the course Capstone practice that offer you with projects that you can use in your CV as work experience. This certificates can be linked to your LinkedIn profile.
Finally between both courses, you will learn the following tools:
- Google sheets, Excel
- MySQL, MongoDB (NoSQL)
- Python, R
Above are what the 2 biggest employers of Data Analyst/Scientists specify as their knowledge base for their employees
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Bestchisom(m): 3:37pm On May 05
All4good:


If I were you, as a family man, I will stay in Germany to help my Kids pickup a 2nd language. Learning spoken languages are as important as learning programming languages.

As for job availablity for Data Analyst, I don't think it's limited by Space or Environment. There are just too many remote job openings for Data Analyst, meaning you can work from anywhere.
Good day sir. I'll like to link up with you. I think you are the piece I need to rekindle my programming spirit and also direct my path to becoming a data scientist

I'll be grateful for your mentorship
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by All4good: 4:38pm On May 05
Bestchisom:

Good day sir. I'll like to link up with you. I think you are the piece I need to rekindle my programming spirit and also direct my path to becoming a data scientist

I'll be grateful for your mentorship

You are welcome to link up sir. Though we continue to share ALL we know here, so many can't benefit even long after we are gone.
Shalom
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Bestchisom(m): 6:34pm On May 05
All4good:


You are welcome to link up sir. Though we continue to share ALL we know here, so many can't benefit even long after we are gone.
Shalom
I understand sir. You know I need someone I can run to when I am confuse on a particular subject. You know how frustrating it can be trying to figure out something and nothing seems to be forthcoming


How can I reach you sir?
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by All4good: 7:24pm On May 05
Bestchisom:

I understand sir.

How can I reach you sir?

My number is looking at you below all my posts. Kind Regards sir.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Gentleman001: 2:09am On May 07
Bosses please get this out... am trying to import a module.. but am get this error

Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Lordsagna: 12:28am
Pls where can I download get Excel software on my PC for free... it's urgent please
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by nengibo: 9:27am
Gentleman001:
Bosses please get this out... am trying to import a module.. but am get this error
can you show the code for the kkk.py you are trying to import

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