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The OpenSource Data Science Masters
The opensource curriculum for learning Data Science. Foundational in both theory and technologies, the OSDSM breaks down the core competencies necessary to make data useful.
The Internet is Your Oyster
With Coursera, ebooks, Stack Overflow, and GitHub  all free and open  how can you afford not to take advantage of an open source education?
The Motivation
We need more Data Scientists.
...by 2018 the United States will experience a shortage of 190,000 skilled data scientists, and 1.5 million managers and analysts capable of reaping actionable insights from the big data deluge.
 McKinsey Report Highlights the Impending Data Scientist Shortage 23 July 2013
There are little to no Data Scientists with 5 years experience, because the job simply did not exist.
 David Hardtke How To Hire A Data Scientist 13 Nov 2012
An Academic Shortfall
Classic academic conduits aren't providing Data Scientists  this talent gap will be closed differently.
Academic credentials are important but not necessary for highquality data science. The core aptitudes – curiosity, intellectual agility, statistical fluency, research stamina, scientific rigor, skeptical nature – that distinguish the best data scientists are widely distributed throughout the population.
We’re likely to see more uncredentialed, inexperienced individuals try their hands at data science, bootstrapping their skills on the opensource ecosystem and using the diversity of modeling tools available. Just as datascience platforms and tools are proliferating through the magic of open source, big data’s datascientist pool will as well.
And there’s yet another trend that will alleviate any talent gap: the democratization of data science. While I agree wholeheartedly with Raden’s statement that “the crèmedelacrème of data scientists will fill roles in academia, technology vendors, Wall Street, research and government,” I think he’s understating the extent to which autodidacts – the selftaught, uncredentialed, datapassionate people – will come to play a significant role in many organizations’ data science initiatives.
 James Kobielus, Closing the Talent Gap 17 Jan 2013
Ready?
The Open Source Data Science Curriculum
Start here. Intro to Data Science UW / Coursera
 Topics: Python NLP on Twitter API, Distributed Computing Paradigm, MapReduce/Hadoop & Pig Script, SQL/NoSQL, Relational Algebra, Experiment design, Statistics, Graphs, Amazon EC2, Visualization.
Data Science / Harvard Video Archive & Course
 Topics: Data wrangling, data management, exploratory data analysis to generate hypotheses and intuition, prediction based on statistical methods such as regression and classification, communication of results through visualization, stories, and summaries.
Data Science with Open Source Tools Book $27
 Topics: Visualizing Data, Estimation, Models from Scaling Arguments, Arguments from Probability Models, What you Really Need to Know about Classical Statistics, Data Mining, Clustering, PCA, Map/Reduce, Predictive Analytics
 Example Code in: R, Python, Sage, C, Gnu Scientific Library
A Note About Direction
This is an introduction geared toward those with at least a minimum understanding of programming, and (perhaps obviously) an interest in the components of Data Science (like statistics and distributed computing). Out of personal preference and need for focus, I geared the original curriculum toward Python tools and resources. R resources can be found here.
Math
★ What are some good resources for learning about numerical analysis? / Quora

Linear Algebra & Programming
 Linear Algebra / Levandosky Stanford / Book
$10
 Linear Programming (Math 407) University of Washington / Course
 Linear Algebra / Levandosky Stanford / Book

Statistics

Differential Equations & Calculus
 Differential Equations in Data Science Python Tutorial

Problem Solving
 ProblemSolving Heuristics "How To Solve It" Polya / Book
$10
 ProblemSolving Heuristics "How To Solve It" Polya / Book
Computing
Get your environment up and running with the Data Science Toolbox

Algorithms
 Algorithms Design & Analysis I Stanford / Coursera
 Algorithm Design, Kleinberg & Tardos Book
$125

Distributed Computing Paradigms
 *See Intro to Data Science UW / Lectures on MapReduce
 Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce Cloudera / Udacity Course *includes select free excerpts of Hadoop: The Definitive Guide Book
$29

Databases
 Introduction to Databases Stanford / Online Course
 SQL School Mode Analytics / Tutorials
 SQL Tutorials SQLZOO / Tutorials

Data Mining
OSDSM Specialization: Web Scraping & Crawling

Machine Learning
Foundational & Theoretical
 Machine Learning Ng Stanford / Coursera
 A Course in Machine Learning UMD / Digital Book
 The Elements of Statistical Learning / Stanford Digital & Book
$80
& Study Group  Machine Learning Caltech / Edx
Practical
 Programming Collective Intelligence Book
$27
 Machine Learning for Hackers ipynb / digital book
 Intro to scikitlearn, SciPy2013 youtube tutorials

Probabilistic Modeling
 Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers Github / Tutorials
 Probabalistic Graphical Models Stanford / Coursera

Deep Learning (Neural Networks)
 Neural Networks Andrej Karpathy / Python Walkthrough
 Neural Networks U Toronto / Coursera

Social Network & Graph Analysis
 Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis / Stanford / Coursera
 Social Network Analysis for Startups Book
$22

Natural Language Processing

Analysis
 Python for Data Analysis Paper Book
$24
 Big Data Analysis with Twitter UC Berkeley / Lectures
 Exploratory Data Analysis Tukey / Book
$81
 Python for Data Analysis Paper Book
Data Design

Visualization
Foundational Information Design Books
 Envisioning Information Tufte / Book
$36
 The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Tufte / Book
$27
Theoretical Courses / Design & Visualization
 Data Visualization University of Washington / Slides & Resources
 Berkeley's Viz Class UC Berkeley / Course Docs
 Rice University's Data Viz class Rice University / Slides
Practical Visualization Resources
 D3 Library / Scott Murray Blog / Tutorials
 Interactive Data Visualization for the Web / Scott Murray Online Book & Book
$26
 Envisioning Information Tufte / Book
OSDSM Specialization: Data Journalism
Python (Learning)
 Learn Python the Hard Way Digital & Book
$23
 Python Class / Google
 Think Python Digital & Book
$34
 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming MIT OpenCourseWare / Lectures
Python (Libraries)
Installing Basic Packages Python, virtualenv, NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib and IPython & Using Python Scientifically
 Pandas Cookbook (data structure library)
More Libraries can be found in related specializations

Data Structures & Analysis Packages
 Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library with labeled data structures objects, statistical functions, etc pandas & Tutorials Python for Data Analysis / Book

Machine Learning Packages
 scikitlearn  Tools for Data Mining & Analysis

Networks Packages
 networkx  Network Modeling & Viz

Statistical Packages
 PyMC  Bayesian Inference & Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling toolkit
 Statsmodels  Python module that allows users to explore data, estimate statistical models, and perform statistical tests
 PyMVPA  Multivariate Pattern Analysis in Python

Natural Language Processing & Understanding

Live Data Packages
 twython  Python wrapper for the Twitter API

Visualization Packages
 matplotlib  wellintegrated with analysis and data manipulation packages like numpy and pandas
 Orange  Open source data visualization and analysis for novice and experts. Data mining through visual programming or Python scripting. Components for machine learning. Addons for bioinformatics and text mining

iPython Data Science Notebooks
 Data Science in IPython Notebooks (Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Random Forests, KMeans Clustering)
 A Gallery of Interesting IPython Notebooks  Pandas for Data Analysis
here
Datasets are nowhere
R resources are nowData Science as a Profession
 Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline O'Reilly / Book
$25
Capstone Project
 Capstone Analysis of Your Own Design; Quora's Idea Compendium
 Healthcare Twitter Analysis Coursolve & UW Data Science
 Analyze your LinkedIn Network Generate & Download Adjacency Matrix
Resources
 DataTau  The "Hacker News" of Data Science
 Metacademy  Search for a concept you want to learn
 Coursera  Online university courses
 Wolfram Alpha  The smart number and info cruncher
 Khan Academy  High quality, free learning videos
 Wikipedia  The free encyclopedia
 The Signal and The Noise  Nate Silver PopSci Data Analysis
$15
 Zipfian Academy's List of Resources
 A Software Engineer's Guide to Getting Started with Data Science
 Josh Wills  The Life of a Data Scientist / Video
 Data Scientist Interviews Metamarkets
 /r/MachineLearning Reddit
Notation
NonOpenSource books, courses, and resources are noted with $
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Contribute
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Please showcase your own specialization & transcript by submitting a markdown file pull request in the /transcripts
directory with your name! eg clarecorthell2014.md