Coding != Software Engineering As has been mentioned ad nauseam: Any one can code. What has not been said enough is that there is a lot more to coding than merely assembling a set of instructions in a programming language of your choice to make the machine do what you want. Not as catchy as ‘Any one can code!’, is it?
As a professional software developer turned data scientist, I feel compelled to share some software engineering wisdom with my fellow data scientist who may have followed a non coding heavy path.
Data Smart byJohn W. Foreman There is no reason why you should not buy this book, if you even are remotely connected with things like ‘Data Science’, ‘Analytics’, ‘Forecasting’ etc.I enjoyed all chapters and especially Chapters 4 (Optimization), 6 (Regression), 8 (Forecasting).Seriously buy this book, now.It’s very easy read, and yet the author does not merely skimp important concepts, so you get best of both worlds, a good solid foundation and practical implementation.