These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

8th
Dec 2015
Randy Torres
@randytorres
Dec 08 2015 01:19
Thanks for the resources I'll definitely check them out.
What is this room for anyway?
James Winegar
@jameswinegar
Dec 08 2015 01:25
@randytorres I think that https://www.datacamp.com/ is worth it for learning some basics about R and statistics in general
John Reavis
@johnlreavis
Dec 08 2015 04:15
@randytorres "discussion on how we can use statistical methods to measure and improve the efficacy of http://FreeCodeCamp.com" description of the room is up top but kind of tucked away. also agree with @carl-parrish regarding swirl
@evaristoc @P1xt as a data point re: time to complete, I'm halfway through the first bonfires and just started this morning, did about an hour before work, one or two hours at work and maybe an hour since getting home.
am taking time to read the solutions on github after completing each challenge. i haven't been finding the most efficient solutions but am able to grok most of them which are posted
P1xt
@P1xt
Dec 08 2015 15:57
@randytorres Coursera actually has 9 course specialization on data science by Johns Hopkins. You can either sign up for it (for pay) and get verified certificates or look up the courses individually and take them (unverified) for free. I used them to learn R (I'm about halfway through the sequence), they're top notch courses and each of them is pretty quick to complete. They estimate 1-4 hours per week for four weeks so 4-16 hours, I found that it took me around 6 hours per course if I really focused. They all run every month (I think) and just started yesterday. Here's the list https://www.coursera.org/specializations/jhudatascience
P1xt
@P1xt
Dec 08 2015 16:07
@johnlreavis If you want more practice with bonfire-like challenges, http://www.codewars.com/ is awesome. Once you solve a problem, you get to see how every single person on the site who solved the problem before did it, and the solutions can be voted on, so you can sort to see the best solutions. There's a lot of benefit to being able to see dozens (or hundreds) of solutions and seeing the variety of approaches. Also, on your profile there, you can enter "Free Code Camp" in as your Clan and be on the FCC team.
John Reavis
@johnlreavis
Dec 08 2015 17:18
@P1xt thanks for the tip - sounds like madden for programming
CamperBot
@camperbot
Dec 08 2015 17:18
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P1xt
@P1xt
Dec 08 2015 17:19
@johnlreavis Yep, there's also a bit of competition thrown in if you're interested in that sort of thing as there's a leaderboard of all the campers to climb if you've joined the FCC team.
James Winegar
@jameswinegar
Dec 08 2015 19:30
@P1xt i signed up as well. I'm interested in doing some of it as well b