The process of discovering how to use Python to perform data science tasks begins when you get your copy of Python for Data Science for Dummies. Luca and I spent a good deal of time making your data science learning experience easier and even fun. However, it only starts there. Like many of my other books, you can also find online content for Python for Data Science for Dummies in these forms:
- Cheat sheet: You remember using crib notes in school to make a better mark on a test, don’t you? You do? Well, a cheat sheet is sort of like that. It provides you with some special notes about tasks that you can do with Python when performing data science tasks that not every other person knows. You can find the cheat sheet for this book at http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/python-for-data-science-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html. It contains really neat information like the eight most common mistakes programmers make when programming in Python.
- Dummies.com online articles: A lot of readers were skipping past the part pages in the book, so we decided to remedy that. You now have a really good reason to read the part pages, and that’s online content. Every parts page has an article associated with it that provides additional interesting information that wouldn’t fit in the book. You can find the articles for this book at http://www.Dummies.com/extras/pythonfordatascience. Here is a list of the articles that you’ll find:
- Updates: Sometimes changes happen. For example, we might not have seen an upcoming change when we looked into our crystal ball during the writing of this book. In the past, that simply meant the book would become outdated and less useful, but you can now find updates to the book at http://www.Dummies.com/extras/pythonfordatascience.
In addition to these updates, check out the blog posts with answers to reader questions and demonstrations of useful book-related techniques at http://blog.johnmuellerbooks.com/category/technical/python-for-data-science-for-dummies/.
- Companion files: Hey! Who really wants to type all the code in the book and reconstruct all those plots by hand? Most readers would prefer to spend their time actually using Python to perform data science tasks and seeing the interesting things it can do, rather than typing. Fortunately for you, the examples used in the book are available for download, so all you need to do is read the book to learn Python data science programming techniques. You can find these files at http://www.dummies.com/store/product/Python-for-Data-Science-For-Dummies.productCd-1118844181,descCd-DOWNLOAD.html.
I always want to hear your questions about my books. Be sure to write me about them at John@JohnMuellerBooks.com. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your Python for Data Science for Dummies reading experience. Thank you for your continued support.
20 July 2015: Updated to show correct link for the companion files.