Yesterday I learned that the first step of mastering statistics is to master the art of exploring data.

Exploring Data Types

Categorical data is data that can be in groups. They are labels. In the R programming language, they are called factors. Generally categorical data you will use a bar…


For the 66 days of data science challenge, I am going back to the basics and relearning statistics. I am using a textbook titled Introduction to The Practice of Statistics Sixth Edition — Moore, McCabe Craig. Here is what I learned so far.

Data are numbers with context. Before you…


At the beginning of the year, I stumbled upon the hashtag #66DaysofData on Twitter. After doing some investigation it's the same concept as #100DaysofCode but a couple of days shorter. The goal of 66 Days of Data is to make learning about data science a habit. How long you study…


This week I got the privilege to attend visFest this week which was held in Chicago. It was a surreal experience getting to meet data visualization influencers such as Mike Bostock and Shirley Wu. …


If you are new to coding then Congratulations on your journey! The road might be tough but good things never come easy.

What is a Code Editor?

A code editor is like a text editor instead of editing text you are editing code. Most text editors will tools like linters…


There will be a day when you are working on a real world data set that is not formatted properly. What do you do in this situation?

a. Panic, because you never had to deal with untidy data during your school studies.

b. Rage quit because you tried to…


I’m pretty bad at technical questions in software interviews. When I came across one I would start to panic. Then I would lose faith in my abilities as a programmer and it would set the tone for the rest of the interview.

One day I just had enough and decided…


Recap

I am in the second month of my mentorship with the Chicago Python (ChiPy) Group. My capstone project will be an exploratory data analysis visualization dashboard superhero characters from the data set found on Kaggle. It will be using D3.js for the visualizations and Flask framework for the backend.

Coding Progress

So…


TL;DR

This is currently the second week of the mentorship and stuff happened.

The beginning of this week began with me doing a retrospective with my mentor. A retrospective is when you review what went well with your project and what went wrong during the week so you can make minor improvements.

I needed help with managing my time. My mentor suggested that…


During the first week of my ChiPy Mentorship program, my mentor suggested that I should brush up on some Python foundations. I learned some Python during my time at college but just enough to get through homework assignments and exams. …

Zaynaib Giwa

Full Stack Developer | Aspiring Data Scientist | Northwestern Coding Bootcamp Student | Udacity Scholar | Foodie

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