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Data Science Minimum: 10 Essential Skills You Need to Know to Start Doing Data Science

This post is originally from Towards Data Science and written by Benjamin Obi Tayo Ph.D.

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10 Essential Skills You Need to Know to Start Doing Data Science

1. Mathematics and Statistics Skills

(I) Statistics and Probability

(II) Multivariable Calculus

(III) Linear Algebra

(IV) Optimization Methods

2. Essential Programming Skills

(I) Skills in Python

(ii) Skills in R

(iii) Skills in Other Programming Languages

3. Data Wrangling and Preprocessing Skills

4. Data Visualization Skills

5. Basic Machine Learning Skills

i) Supervised Learning (Continuous Variable Prediction)

ii) Supervised Learning (Discrete Variable Prediction)

iii) Unsupervised Learning

6. Skills from Real World Capstone Data Science Projects

7. Communication Skills

8. Be a Lifelong Learner

9. Team Player Skills

10. Ethical Skills in Data Science